Earlier today, President Trump met with Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan.
President Ghani spoke for several minutes offering words of praise and respect for the American military and the American people who have done so much to help stabilize the nation of Afghanistan over the last 15 years.
Ghani expressed thanks for all that the American people have sacrificed in our efforts to help his nation, and he also effusively praised President Trump for his commitment to Afghanistan.
Ghani explained that since Trump had taken office the nature of the relationship between our two nations has changed dramatically, and for the better. He also said that the military in Afghanistan has been greatly encouraged by President Trump’s words and actions, and that Trump has had a tremendous impact on helping to right the ship in Afghanistan.
It’s a message that is befuddling the leftwing media which views President Trump as a buffoon. They simply cannot understand how things could be better for anyone (other than Russia) with Trump at the helm. However, this is simply willful ignorance because Ghani’s comments are strikingly similar to the things being said by world leaders in Eastern Europe and Asia.
Here’s some of what Ghani said:
“It is a difference of day and night. The cloud of uncertainty has been lifted. But equally important is your commitment to political solution at the end of this process. What we want to assure the American people is that there is not going to be a combat role.
You have made that crystal clear, and we are committed to make sure that the Afghan people and the Afghan soldiers and Afghan officers will take the burden of responsibility. The modest additional troops that have been sent are to enhance the assist, support, advice mission, and that is playing a very crucial role.
Victory, political and military-wise is within our sight, and I would like to thank you for the thoroughness of the review and especially for ordering that all instruments of American power, military, diplomatic and economic, are brought together in a coherent plan of action to lift Afghanistan out of 40 years of crisis and to make it a platform for stability and prosperity.
And because of this, we understand and fully endorse the concept that you use. We do not ask for a blank check. We are determined to do what is ours, fight corruption, ensure that there is no waste of resources, full accountability for the results and significant momentum so the American people can know that under your wise leadership the results that were not within grasp will now be achieved.”