Saturday, September 25, 2021

Mitch McConnell: Afghanistan Withdrawal ‘Much Worse than Saigon’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted Joe Biden’s administration handling of troops withdrawal from Afghanistan saying it was “much worse than Saigon.”

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“We’re looking at the exit, and over the next two days, our heroic military is doing the best they can with a horrible policy decision. This is one of the worst foreign policy decisions in American history,” McConnell, R-Ky., said during a “Fox News Sunday” interview on Sunday. “Much worse than Saigon, because after we left Saigon there weren’t Vietnamese terrorists who were planning on attacking us here at home.”

McConnell pointed out that it will be extremely difficult to evacuate Americans and Afghanis from Kabul after the August 31st deadline.

“We will not have sources on the ground. The over the horizon attacks such as was carried out is, you know, quite limited in effectiveness and every American or Afghan ally left behind is either a potential victim or a hostage,” McConnell said. “Remember the Taliban love taking hostages. they’ve done this before. It puts us in an extraordinarily difficult position and also remember, Afghanistan is landlocked. There’s only one way in, by air, and one way out, by air.”

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