State Department Spokesperson Ned Price told journalists on Tuesday that the Biden administration was prepared to work with the Taliban to counter ISIS-K. Price’s statement follows three months after the US and other NATO countries completed a chaotic withdrawal of their forces from the central Asian country, where they had been fighting for the past two decades. Those two decades stand in contrast to the assessment of the Bush administration, which launched the “war on terror” following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Already in December 2001—after just three months of fighting—it believed that it had won in Afghanistan. That was not simply the White House view, but that of the US agencies involved, including the CIA and Pentagon. Of course, as the past 20 years have made clear, that was quite wrong.
Source : Kurdistan 24