Friday night, Afghan Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, hosted a dinner honoring several Gold-star families.
Following the meal, he answered questions concerning his thoughts on President Donald Trump’s administration. He also compared the current and previous administrations (per Independent Journal Review):
Trump would listen intently after each question, often asking follow-ups. Trump’s second call with our president was even longer than the first. Asking these types of questions for our country is something the Obama administration never did. 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.
Regarding Afghanistan’s efforts to combat terrorism in the region, Dr. Mohib had this to say:
Trump wants to win. Sincerely. All the Obama administration wanted to do was not lose.
Dr. Mohib concluded his gathering by assuring his guests of a positive future for Afghanistan:
The entire Obama administration was too cautious, but Kerry was the most cautious. Perhaps the Obama administration was fatigued by the time we assumed power. [President Ghani assumed power in September of 2014.] But Trump is very different from Obama in this way.
This is good, for the future of Afghanistan.