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Biden, Tuesday: Terrorism Is a Bigger Threat in Other Countries Besides Afghanistan

President Joe Biden reacts as he speaks about Hurricane Henri and the evacuation of Afghanistan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2021. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

President Biden, Tuesday: “We run effective counterterrorism operations around the world where we know terrorism is more of a threat than it is today in Afghanistan, without any permanent military presence on the ground.”

In light of today’s terrorist attacks, and the severe casualties among American servicemen . . . was it wise for President Biden to characterize Afghanistan as a country where the threat of terrorism was not that severe, compared to other countries around the world?

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