‘Afghanistan is a nightmare – a colossal failure that will spark many more’ – Keir Mudie

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During a press conference on Thursday night, US President Joe Biden talked about the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and said the Taliban are ‘not good guys’

Joe Biden has been widely condemned for his handling of the Afghanistan exit

The President of the United States, leader of the Free World, Commander-in-Chief, responded to the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan in the full glare of the world’s media, saying: “They’re not good guys, the Taliban.”

It was a highlight of an altogether stunning press conference on Thursday night, stunning for all the wrong ­reasons.

While I’m predisposed not to have a go at Biden – he is in a different class to the previous incumbent – you can’t help feeling let down.

I suppose, to be fair to the President, it’s very hard to articulate the sheer horror of what’s going on.

This is a mess. Beyond a mess, in fact. The bomb blasts and violence and death at the airport are one thing, but…

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