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Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani gave a reason why for why he fled the rustic amid the chaos of the U.S. withdrawal and Taliban resurgence a yr in the past, and mentioned he want to come again.
In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that aired Sunday, Ghani defined why he exiled himself when up to now he had mentioned he would die protecting Afghanistan.
“No power in the world could persuade me to get on a plane and leave this country. It is a country I love, and I will die defending,” Ghani had informed German newsletter Der Spiegel in May 2021.
“I did get on a plane because it became impossible to defend it,” Ghani mentioned. He mentioned that his presidential coverage had left and that when his minister of protection informed him the rustic may no longer be defended, he went to the ministry and located that it was once empty.
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“I was the last to leave, and the reason I left was because I did not want to give the Taliban and their supporters the pleasure of yet again humiliating an Afghan president,” he mentioned.
At some other level within the interview, Ghani mentioned it’s his need to sooner or later return to Afghanistan.
“I hope so. Very much. It’s my home,” he mentioned, noting that his circle of relatives has been in the similar village for 500-600 years.
“I want to be able to help my county heal,” he added, “and I hope to be able to do that from the place that every cell of my body belongs and without with I always feel alien.”
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The Taliban rapidly took over Afghanistan as American forces have been exiting the rustic. Since then, girls have confronted excessive restrictions in day-to-day existence and al Qaeda has constructed up its presence there.
“We went to Afghanistan to stop the Taliban from providing sanctuary to the al Qaeda, from which the attack on the United States took place. We all know that. And what did this decision get us?” retired Gen. Jack Keane mentioned in a “Fox News Sunday” interview. “It got us the Taliban in charge again … providing sanctuary to the al Qaeda,”