- Biden said the strike shows the US can stop a terrorist threat from afar.
- Skeptics say al-Zawahri’s presence in Kabul shows that al-Qaeda, with the help of the Taliban, remains a significant threat.
- According to US officials, no US forces were harmed for killing al-Zawahri.
Washington – To President Joe Biden and his allies, CIA drone attack that killed top al-Qaeda terrorist Justified Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan a year ago and proved that the US could attack terrorists with a safe withdrawal.
For skeptics, it highlighted The emptiness created by America’s withdrawal and threats to Taliban-led Afghanistan where Islamist terrorist groups operate and even flourish.