What do you guys think Trump’s exit strategy was? Leave the Afghan Government high and dry or negotiate with the Taliban? We transferred a crap ton of equipment to them over 20 years.Trump and his policies were trying to return the US back into being the American republic again. Hence, being the businessman he is, I truly believe, as much as he did not like China, he knew how China does business internationally, and was orchestrating America into taking their first baby steps away, from imperial invasion based economics, towards a more carrot and stick approach.
Similar to his attitude towards NATO, the de-occupation of Afghanistan would have been one, of his crowning achievements, during his presidency, and would have signaled the pivot away, of America's long-standing imperial foreign policy. However, as I have repeated, ad nauseum, the oligarchical Power Okole that really runs the US empire had no interest in surrendering their dominion, just for the American citizenry, to regain their republic again.
Biden was allowed to become the current US imperial puppet president, in order, to purposely botch the de-occupation of Afghanistan and take the political blame, for the debacle; which would further sway pro-military/pro-war public opinion, for either a potential re-invasion of Afghanistan, to be taken, at a later date; or direct American patriots' emotional feelings of defeat and revenge, towards to the US empire's all-or-nothing sights for war, with China and/or Russia, as is happening right now, as we speak.
The question is whether remaining American patriots will keep their sights on, who is their true enemy, and not be tempted, to fight another imperial war, with the Power Okole's implicit goal, of eradicating those same American patriots.
To be determined...