Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Slams Ex Afghan President Ashraf Ghani In His Book Calls Him Big Cheater
Mike Pompeo Slams Ex Afghan President Ashraf Ghani: Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has alleged that former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was ‘very deceitful’, only concerned about himself, wanted to stay in power and was a major obstacle to any peace talks. .
Please tell that in 2021, when the Taliban organization had captured the power of Afghanistan, Ghani had fled the country. In his book ‘Never Give An Inch: Fighting For America I Love’, Pompeo claimed that Ghani and former Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah were involved in corruption at the highest levels, which led to the successful withdrawal of war-torn Afghanistan in August 2021. America was hindered in getting out. The US had completed the task of withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan by 31 August, thus ending its 20-year military presence in the country.
What did Mike Pompeo say in his book about Ghani?
In his book, which hit the market last week, Pompeo wrote, “Whenever the talks progressed, he was always a stumbling block.” I met many leaders of the world and he was one of the least liked by me. This reveals a lot. When you have leaders like Kim Jong-un, Xi Jinping and Vladimir in front of you. Still, Ghani was a fraud who destroyed American lives and wanted to stay in power like a Yankee.
‘Ghani could win re-election only because of irregularities’
Pompeo has said in the book, “I never felt that he would be in favor of taking any such risk for his country which would affect his power.” I felt very bad.” The book gives a clear account of negotiations with hardline Taliban militants by the previous US administration led by former President Donald Trump. The Trump administration appointed former diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad as special envoy for talks with the Taliban. Pompeo claimed that Ghani was able to win re-election only because of large-scale irregularities.
Pompeo accuses Ghani of winning the election by paying bribes
The former US Secretary of State said, “According to the final election data, Ghani defeated Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive, but the truth is that Abdullah bribed voters and vote-counters much more than he bribed.” Ghani had given it.
‘Were fighting for the presidency’
He said that Ghani and Abdullah were fighting about who would be the next president, but they did not care at all that there should be a government to lead Afghanistan. He said, “At the request of General (Austin Scott) I went to Afghanistan on March 23, 2020 to tell him that he needs to find a solution, otherwise I will advise President Trump that we must leave that country immediately.” Which would mean that the foreign aid that we are giving to him at that time, about five-six billion dollars annually, will start to stop.
Accused of embezzling aid amount
Pompeo has claimed, “The fact is that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the country’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah also led gangs that embezzled millions of dollars in US aid.” That corruption at the highest level has hindered our successful exit from Afghanistan.
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