Her views reflect concerns being expressed on both the left and the right.
One thing she doesn’t mention: The Russians will be quick to fill the vacuum that we leave and start exerting their influence in the country and the region.
From an appearance by Clinton Sunday on CNN:
“It’s one thing to pull out troops that have been supporting security in Afghanistan, supporting the Afghan military, leaving it pretty much to fend for itself, but we can’t afford to walk away from the consequences of that decision,” Clinton said.
How do we help and protect the many, many thousands of Afghans who worked with the United States and NATO, who worked with American and other NATO-connected contractors who stood up and spoke out for women’s rights and human rights?” she asked.
“I hope that the administration in concert with the Congress will have a very large visa program and will begin immediately to try to provide that channel for so many Afghans to utilize so that they are not left in danger . . . There will also be, I fear, a huge refugee outflow.
“And of course the second big set of problems revolves around a resumption of activities by global terrorist groups, most particularly al Qaeda and the Islamic State.”