The explosive leaked transcript, printed by Reuters, particulars a call made July 23 between the 2 presidents wherein Mr Biden seems to strain Mr Ghani to create the phantasm they might maintain off the Taliban “whether it is true or not”. The transcript alleged President Biden mentioned: “I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban, and there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.”
Critics have accused him of deceptive the worldwide neighborhood in an try to painting the 20-year intervention in Afghanistan as successful for the US army.
President Ghani warned his American counterpart: “Mr President, we are facing a full-scale invasion, composed of Taliban, full Pakistani planning and logistical support, and at least 10-15,000 international terrorists, predominantly Pakistanis thrown into this, so that dimension needs to be taken account of.”
However, a number of main US information networks together with CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC, have refused to say the controversial telephone call making a near-total media blackout.
Both CBS and MSNBC prevented the topic of Afghanistan altogether on primetime information on Wednesday regardless of the swilling controversy and rising terror menace within the area.
Earlier this week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki dodged questions concerning the bombshell telephone call, saying “I’m not going to get into private, diplomatic conversations or leaked transcripts of phone calls.”
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