Speaking with Bret Bair on Fox News, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo touted the recent Taliban peace deal and said this administration accomplished what the Obama administration could not.
What we’ve done is fundamentally different than what the Obama administration did. Indeed, we accomplished what they tried to do, but could not.
They never got the Taliban to break with Al Qaeda and they never got a commitment that says, ‘If you execute the following conditions based — That is, if the violence levels come down. That is, if the security posture for the United States of America is reduced, then and only then will we begin to deliver a commensurate footprint inside of your country.’
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