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Wed Jul 14, 2021, 08:39 AM

George W. Bush calls withdrawal of U.S. and other NATO troops from Afghanistan "a mistake" [View all]

Source: CBS News

Former President George W. Bush on Wednesday criticized the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan and said civilians were being left to be "slaughtered" by the Taliban.

"I think the consequences are going to be unbelievably bad," he told German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

"Afghan women and girls are going to suffer unspeakable harm. This is a mistake. ... They're just going to be left behind to be slaughtered by these very brutal people, and it breaks my heart," Mr. Bush said.

The former Republican president, who sent troops to Afghanistan in the autumn of 2001 after the September 11 attacks, said he believed German Chancellor Angela Merkel "feels the same way."

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/george-w-bush-withdrawal-of-us-nato-troops-afghanistan-mistake/

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