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Hillary Clinton slams Biden decision to withdraw completely from Afghanistan

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.”

10 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton slams Biden decision to withdraw completely from Afghanistan”

  1. I agree with you Rebekah, Czar Putin can’t wait to fill in the vacuum. I’ve read some reports that say he’s already started that process. Along with criminal Putin, the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, ISIS and other evil forces can’t wait for the USA and NATO to get out completely.

    This Afghan situation has been one painful episode in American history, not only in the trillions of dollars wasted, but more importantly in the deaths and suffering incurred by so many of our military and their families.

    Evil forces have been hard at work in Afghanistan for decades; now, these evil forces will have greater free rein to inflict more destruction, pain and suffering. We, as a nation, will be at greater risk. It is in Afghanistan that bin-laden lived, planned and executed the 9/11 disaster in NYCity.

    Our exit from Afghanistan is long overdue but it has to be carefully planned and executed; biden’s sudden total pull-out is ill-conceived for it only greatly benefits the evil forces. Trump was doing it correctly; he was pulling out but he was doing so in a well-thought out plan.

  2. Suddenly Hillary is worried about security in Afghanistan? I wish she was as worried for Americans in Benghazi on September 11, 2012! There has to be something in it for her to be worried.

  3. Let’s check it out: A world-class grifter who lives on other’s money, has never won an election, sits in front of the TV and decides she knows what’s best for the USA.
    go away Hillary. Far away.
    Enjoy your grandchildren, write another book, go on a cruise, but go away.

  4. Way way back in the early 1980s, some “influencer” was making the rounds in Texas trying to drum up support for interfering in Afghanistan (he said “they just need money and arms”) , and he spoke at our church (full of local “influencers”) after services one Sunday. I was a young mother, and I stood up and said “No.” I told him in front of all those people that it was none of our business, and the US needed to stay out of it.

    I have continued to feel that way, and we now know that US efforts over there did a lot more harm than good. Whatever we may have needed to do the first years after 2001, our troops were never allowed to accomplish. No more American lives, no more American money.

  5. Back in the 70’s the USSR got their behind handed to them in Afghanistan. Every country that has invaded Afghanistan ends up losing after a long draw out expensive military effort. When Bush invaded Afghanistan 20 years ago Russian leaders just sat back waited. They knew we would not win. No one wins in Afghanistan. Least of all the civilians of Afghanistan.

  6. One of my favourite poems:
    “When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
    An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier.
    Go, go, go like a soldier,
    Go, go, go like a soldier,
    Go, go, go like a soldier,
    So-oldier of the Queen!”

    from “A Young British Soldier” by Rudyard Kipling

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