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Chabot Statement on President Biden's Afghanistan Debacle

Washington, August 16, 2021 | comments
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WASHINGTON D.C. -  Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement on President Biden's debacle in Afghanistan: 

"President Biden's bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan is a national embarrassment. This is especially true of the inexplicable failure to evacuate many of our personnel, thousands of American citizens, and tens of thousands of our vulnerable Afghan partners before the Taliban seized control of the country. Rapid Taliban gains had been widely predicted. The President bears full responsibility for ignoring these warnings, and for the resulting debacle. His Administration's efforts to shift the blame only worsen the shame of this unforced error."

"The impact of the Taliban victory will reverberate for years to come. Despite very few casualties over the past year, the Administration chose to abandon Afghanistan without a viable plan for supporting the country during and after our withdrawal. Now, without U.S. troops in the country, a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan is set to harbor a new generation of terrorists bent on attacking our homeland."

Congressman Steve Chabot currently serves as the Ranking Member on the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation, with jurisdiction over Afghanistan. 
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