Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama Bin Laden Calls Joe Biden A 'Disaster' Over Taliban Resurgence
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Robert O'Neill has been one of many soldiers around the world who has watched in horror at what's been happening in Afghanistan.
Despite international militaries committing thousands of soldiers, trillions of dollars and 20 years to ousting Taliban and training local forces, many believe it has all been in vain.
In just a few days, the Taliban has managed to retake the country just as overseas forces were preparing to pull out their remaining troops.
The stage was all set for Afghani forces to look after themselves, however the militant organisation pounced at the opportunity to seize control and they did it seemingly with ease.
Their insurrection culminated over the weekend as militants stormed Kabul's Presidential Palace and began talks with politicians about a peaceful transfer of power.
The events have left many who served in the Middle East heartbroken and gobsmacked about how all their hard work has unravelled so quickly.
Robert O'Neill, who famously was the Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden, has been furious over what has happened.
He's called US President Joe Biden a 'disaster' and added: "This is the worst loss in American history. Our most popular president has vanished. Prove me wrong."
The former soldier also slammed US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley and called on him to resign
Osama bin Laden was one of the main reasons for America to launch its decades long war following the September 11 attacks back in 2001.
Then President, George W. Bush, ordered the Taliban to hand over the terrorist to answer for his crimes against the West.
They unsurprisingly refused to extradite him and America launched Operation Enduring Freedom, aka the War on Terrorism.
Even when Bin laden was killed, America stayed in Afghanistan to ensure local forces could be trained to prevent a Taliban resurgence.
Sadly, it seems like their efforts haven't been able to prepare them for the full force of the Taliban.
Joe Biden has now been under heavy criticism for his decision to pull troops out of the region before the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
The US President has fronted the nation to explain how it wouldn't have changed a thing if they stayed in Afghanistan for another 20 years.
"I will not mislead the American people by claiming that just a little more time in Afghanistan will make all the difference," he said.
"I do not regret my decision to end America's war fighting in Afghanistan.
"There are some very brave and capable Afghan special forces units and soldiers, but if Afghanistan is unable to mount any real resistance to the Taliban now, there is no chance that one year, one more year, five more years or 20 more years of U.S. military boots on the ground would have made any difference."