Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, had some strong words about the competency (or lack thereof) we’re seeing out of President Joe Biden.
Graham couldn’t have put his true feelings on Biden any more bluntly: the “most incompetent president in my lifetime.”
“The military told President Biden that if you withdraw our force, if you leave Bagram Airbase, we can’t defend what is left, and the place will collapse,” Graham said. “Joe Biden has been the most incompetent president in my lifetime on foreign policy, worse than Jimmy Carter. He doesn’t understand the nature of the war on terrorism. He believes we can withdraw from these regions, and we’ll be safe. I’ve been saying for years, along with Senator McCain and many others, that we have to have some of our troops in the backyard of the enemy, so they don’t come to our backyard. President Trump got it down to 2,500 troops at Bagram Air Force Base. That was enough to hold the place together for a long time. And President Biden withdrew all of our forces. The Taliban have taken over 20 years after 9/11. Young girls are being sold because families can’t afford to pay for the food. They have refused to help us when it comes to regulating and policing al Qaeda. They told us to our face, the Biden administration, they will not work with us when it comes to dealing with the al Qaeda terrorist threat in Afghanistan”
“If we give them one dime of aid, it would be the ultimate betrayal of all the people who have been harmed by the Taliban and threatened by al Qaeda. We have to some way find a way to help the people who are starving, but not empower the Taliban.”
Sure, he’s failed in Afghanistan. But at least he hasn’t destroyed the southern border, ruined the economy, and let COVID run rampant, right?
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