Monday, August 23, 2021
U.K., French, German Leaders Blast Biden Over Afghanistan: 'We Thought America Was Back'
U.K., French, German Leaders Blast Biden Over Afghanistan: 'We Thought America Was Back': European Union and U.K. leaders have voiced their criticism of how U.S. President Joe Biden handled America's withdrawal from Afghanistan, a stark difference from the praises they gave at the beginning of his presidency. "We lived a little bit the great illusion," said French Parliamentarian Nathalie Loiseau. "We thought America was back, while in fact, America withdraws." Loiseau, a former Europe minister for President Emmanuel Macron, was not the only one with harsh criticism. Bavaria Gov. Markus Soeder, a leading member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Union bloc, called for accountability from the United States.