Waltz has doubts about Trump’s deal with Taliban
FeaturedNational Politics

Waltz has doubts about Trump’s deal with Taliban

571
0
34SHARES

With President Donald Trump expected to strike a deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, American legislators are expressing their concern for the deal that seems too good to be true, considering the Islamist group’s past record of violence and backing out of peace deals.

Former U.S. Army Special Forces Lt. Colonel and Florida Congressman Michael Waltz (R) said that the current deal the president is considering is “a bad deal” because he does not believe the Taliban will adhere to it.

Appearing on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” Rep. Waltz expressed is a concern and lack of support for the proposed deal with the Taliban.

Trending: Mucarsel-Powell questions Trump’s hurricane preparedness

“I have no problem with entering into a [peace] deal but so far, I don’t like this deal. I think this is a bad deal,” Waltz said. “The Taliban has basically given us a bunch of promises. They promised to enter into a ceasefire, yet they’re still bombing children in Kabul. They promised to talk to the Afghan government and they haven’t done that yet. Most importantly, they’ve promised to keep Al Qaeda and ISIS at bay and even if you believe that promise – which I don’t – how do they have the capability that thousands of U.S. troops and a 300,000 Afghan man army have struggled [with] for the last 18 years?”

take our poll - story continues below

Has Adam Schiff committed fraud and treason concerning the Trump probe?

  • Has Adam Schiff committed fraud and treason concerning the Trump probe?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Floridian Press updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Waltz dealt with Taliban and al-Qaeda forces during his tours in Afghanistan, so his reservations about the peace deal are warranted.

The deal in question calls for the Taliban to begin to negotiate with the U.S.-backed Afghan government, as well renounced the terror group al-Qaeda and commit to a ceasefire with the government.

If the deal goes through, Trump would draw down Americans troops from 14,000 to roughly 9,000.

The president is expected to sign off on the plan in the coming days

34SHARES
Tagged:

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes Floridianpress.com, Judicialpost.com, shark-tank.com, and Hispolitica.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

Screen Shot 2018-11-22 at 3.16.13 PM
FeaturedFlorida Politics
Rep. Soto Visits Troops Stationed in Afghanistan
Ron DeSantis
Featured
DeSantis steps up Alzheimer efforts
An estimated 560,000 people have Alzheimer’s disease in the state.
Tom Cotton, Donald Trump
National Politics
Trump praises Kavanaugh’s performance, Flake to vote ‘Yea”
Key moderate Senators, including Flake, held a closed-door meeting after the hearing, [...]