Biden Reportedly Told Ghani of Need to 'Change Perception' of Afghan/Taliban Conflict 'Whether It's True or Not'

Nick Kangadis | September 1, 2021

People bring into question the ethics of President Joe Biden’s regime all the time. Even before he was president, we all remember the clip of Biden bragging about withholding aid to Ukraine unless a certain prosecutor was fired. Biden is no stranger to changing narratives.

Reuters reported on Tuesday that they have obtained both a transcript and audio of a July 23 phone call between Biden and AWOL Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani.

“Reuters reviewed a transcript of the presidential phone call and has listened to the audio to authenticate the conversation,” Reuters reported. “The materials were provided on condition of anonymity by a source who was not authorized to distribute it.”

In the phone call, Biden reportedly told Ghani that because global public perception about the increasing conflict in Afghanistan was poor, that Ghani needed change that perception “whether it’s true or not.”

Here are a few of the excerpts from the transcript Reuters obtained:

- [Biden to Ghani] Hey look, I want to make it clear that I am not a military man any more than you are, but I have been meeting with our Pentagon folks, and our national security people, as you have with ours and yours, and as you know and I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things aren’t going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban.

And there’s a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.

- [Biden to Ghani] If you empower Bismillah [Defense Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi] to execute a strategy focused on key parts of the population centers, and I’m not a military guy, so I’m not telling you what that plan should precisely look like, you’re going to get not only more help, but you’re going to get a perception that is going to change in terms of how , um…[unclear].. our allies and folks here in the States and other places think you’re doing.

- [Biden to Ghani] But I really think, I don’t know whether you’re aware, just how much the perception around the world is that this is looking like a losing proposition, which it is not, not that it necessarily is that, but so the conclusion I’m asking you to consider is to bring together everyone from [Former Vice President Abdul Rashid] Dostum, to [Former President Hamid] Karzai and in between, if they stand there and say they back the strategy you put together, and put a warrior in charge, you know a military man, [Defense Minister Bismillah] Khan in charge of executing that strategy, and that will change perception, and that will change an awful lot I think.

Ghani did tell Biden that he had been “very generous” in his assistance in the conflict, but had further requests of Biden in order to attempt to stave off what Ghani termed “a full-scale invasion.

“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,” Ghani reportedly said.

Something’s fishy here. That’s for sure.