MIKE GALLAGHER: Properly, in fact. I feel even for the proponents of withdrawal—and I myself—wished us to maintain a small counterterrorism drive and maintain Bagram [Air Base] as a manner of defending energy notably in opposition to China over the long run however even if you happen to disagree with that, there was a manner to do that that wasn’t such a humiliating fiasco and clearly surrendering Bagram and pulling out army property earlier than we had gotten each American citizen in a foreign country will go down as one of many worst overseas coverage errors within the historical past of United States overseas coverage and so this president, so as to add insult to damage, has been mendacity to the American folks for 2 weeks. He stated al Qaeda has been decimated in Afghanistan—not true. He stated our allies didn’t have considerations with the best way during which this has been carried out—not true. He stated People weren’t having bother attending to the airport. Properly clearly, we simply left tons of if not hundreds of them behind. So, that was a large lie. The inspiration of our overseas coverage has all the time been peace via power. Properly, the Biden doctrine is to sow chaos via weak spot and weak spot invitations aggression and I concern we’ve solely begun to see the aggression from our adversaries internationally due to this absolute catastrophe.
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