Over the course of the evening, Dr. Mohib led a vibrant, gracious conversation about the struggles of his home country and displayed deep appreciation to the family members of the Americans lost on its soil.
Dr. Mohib was asked to give his opinion on the differences between President Trump and the previous administration. His response stunned his audience.
The Obama administration was the most academic administration we have ever had to deal with but the Trump administration has been the most thoughtful and intelligent.
Trump continually asked “How can you win? What does Afghanistan need to win?” in reference to our fight with terrorism. Trump wants to win. Sincerely. All the Obama administration wanted to do was not lose.
The Obama administration was hesitant with us. The enemy could sense that. When the Obama administration announced its plans to pull troops out of the region, they announced the exact date they would do it. All our enemies had to do was wait …
The Ambassador was optimistic in his appraisal of his country’s future with American assistance under the leadership of President Trump.
This is good, for the future of Afghanistan.
Of course the Ambassador is not about to say that he thinks Trump is an idiot. He wouldn’t do that to the previous administration even if he thought so. But his remarks are somewhat revealing.