House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) made it clear she is not happy with President Joe Biden’s choice to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan.
“Withdrawing our forces from Afghanistan by September 11 will only embolden the very jihadists who attacked our homeland on that day twenty years ago,” Cheney said Tuesday in a statement.
“By declaring that this withdrawal is not based on conditions on the ground, the Biden Administration is sending a dangerous signal that the United States fundamentally does not understand—or is willfully ignorant of—the terrorist threat,” she said.
“President Biden’s decision hands the Taliban and al Qaeda a propaganda victory, abandons our global leadership position, and plays into our adversaries’ hands,” she added.
Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized the decision as premature.
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