'A self-inflicted wound': US withdrawal from Afghanistan still haunts Biden's presidency one year later

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Can Biden repair the political damage from Afghanistan withdrawal?

Biden’s approval rating fell below 50% for the first time following the messy U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. His standing still hasn’t recovered.

  • Biden’s approval ratings fell below 50% for the first time following the messy withdrawal.
  • Biden has been unrepentant about his decision to leave Afghanistan.
  • The White House says the recent killing of al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri validates the decision.

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s vast foreign policy experience was supposed to be his most significant asset. 

Then came the horrifying video of civilians clinging to a U.S. military plane as it lifted off from the Kabul airport, the collapse of Afghanistan’s government and a terror attack that killed 13 American soldiers and at least 170 Afghans less than seven months into his presidency.

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