Biden's approval ratings dip as he faces backlash over Afghan withdrawal, attacks

US President Joe Biden was left with a 47 per cent approval rate as of Aug 26.
US President Joe Biden was left with a 47 per cent approval rate as of Aug 26.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden's handling of the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan has drawn rare bipartisan criticism, centring on how his administration was caught off-guard by the speed of the Taleban's takeover of Kabul and continues to downplay difficulties on the ground of evacuating Americans and Afghan allies.

On Thursday (Aug 26), Mr Biden faced what was likely his toughest day yet in the presidency, as two terror attacks near the Kabul airport killed at least 60 Afghans and 13 US servicemen - the first American troops killed in Afghanistan since February 2020.

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