Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., known as on President Biden Friday to “reverse course” on his deadline to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan following the lethal Kabul airport assault, telling “Fox & Friends” the U.S. wants to remain so long as it takes to deliver each American house and maintain the terrorists behind the bombings accountable.
SEN. TOM COTTON: The place [Biden] ought to have been is making an attempt to take inventory of the implications of his disastrous miscalculation, for this disorganized, ill-planned, chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. I have been warning for 2 weeks now that we won’t belief the Taliban to conduct safety on the airport or to assist safe our residents in Kabul. And we noticed the implications of that yesterday.
This additionally goes again to Joe Biden’s determination to shut Bagram Air Base final 12 months. I have been to Bagram. It’s a very giant and a really safe base. It has a whole bunch, if not 1000’s of yards of stand off from civilians or different — and approaches to it. It could have been a lot simpler to safe that air base than it’s to safe the airport in downtown Kabul, the place streets are working proper alongside the fences. However once more, it will get again to what you mentioned. It is all about Joe Biden’s need to get as many troops out of Afghanistan as rapidly as attainable with out regard for the safety penalties or the security of our residents on the bottom or our companions or these Afghans who served alongside us and who’ve been authorized and vetted to come back into this nation. What Joe Biden must do now could be reverse course. He wants to remain at that airport so long as obligatory, reopen Bagram, if obligatory, to ensure we get each final American citizen out of Afghanistan and that we deliver to justice those that killed 13 courageous American troopers.
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