Unlike Barack Obama, President Donald Trump is following through on his promises.
Obama is all talk, while Trump isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty if he needs to.
And Trump just scored a win that Obama spent eight years trying to achieve.
Before taking office, Barack Obama made a ton of outlandish promises.
One of the promises was to end the war in Afghanistan.
Many Americans, on both sides of the political spectrum, saw the war as being complete and believed that it was time to bring our troops home.
But more than ten years after making that promise, the war in Afghanistan continues, with it being President Trump’s problem now.
And a statement from the Taliban shows that the war may finally be coming to an end very soon.
A spokesman for the terrorist group claims they are negotiating peace deals with the United States, which will result in the withdrawal of troops in the region.
“The U.S. agreed to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and resolve the Afghan issue peacefully,” Suhail Shaheen, the Taliban’s chief spokesperson, told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) on Monday.
So after nearly 18 years, the war may finally come to an end.
Of course, President Trump will not withdraw all troops.
Last week, the President said that he plans to leave behind a residual force to ensure peace remains in the region.
Trump states that the U.S. will “always” have a presence in Afghanistan, but he understands that there is no need to have an overbearing force considering the U.S. has already completed the mission they went there for.
In the peace agreement, the Taliban must agree not to harbor international terrorists such as those in Al-Qaeda and ISIS.
It appears that the Taliban is agreeing to these terms, with another spokesman indicating they are hopeful for a peaceful end to the war.
Zabihullah Mujahid told Voice of America (VOA):
“Inshallah [God willing], this time we are hopeful that each and everything will be finalized. Work is underway to streamline the mechanism, but there is no such sticking point left that is not agreeable.”
Only time will tell if the Taliban holds up their side of the deal.
But with President Trump being in office, there is a high probability they will.
Trump continues to make it clear that he isn’t going to put up with anybody that disrespects the United States or doesn’t follow through on deals.
He already left the Iran Nuclear Deal signed by Barack Obama following indications that the terrorist-supporting nation was not following sanctions put in place.
And Trump has all but eliminated the ISIS threat throughout the Middle East.
So the world clearly respects Trump, unlike Obama, who spent his first year in office on a world-wide apology tour.
If Obama didn’t spend so much time apologizing, maybe he could have followed through on some of his campaign promises.
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