Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said Monday that President Joe Biden was faced with a choice between keeping his promise to the Taliban about leaving Afghanistan and keeping his promise to the American people that he wouldn’t leave them behind when the military withdrew.
Unfortunately, Cotton said, Biden made the wrong choice and decided to keep his promise to the Taliban instead of his fellow Americans.
“For the last two weeks, my office, like so many Congressional offices, was focused on trying to get American citizens out of Afghanistan,” Cotton said. “Joe Biden broke that promise. He promised the Taliban we’d be out by August 31. He promised the Americans in Afghanistan he’d stay to get them out. He kept his promise to the Taliban. He broke his promise to Americans.”
Indeed, Biden and his administration shot themselves in the foot by refusing the Taliban’s offer to keep control of Kabul until the military left, which would have made it much easier to get all the Americans out.
There are already stories coming out about Americans who couldn’t get to the airport and are now hiding from the Taliban because of Biden’s ineptitude and failure to keep his promise.
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