Statement on the Rapid Destabilization of Afghanistan Under the Biden Administration
In the wake 9/11 the most horrific terror attack in history, so many young men and women volunteered to join the military and risk their lives overseas to keep America safe and punish the terrorists responsible for killing thousands of innocent Americans. In the 20 years we deployed to Afghanistan our troops never faltered, never lost a fight, and even when losing dear friends, never lost faith.
Our brave troops succeeded in ousting the Taliban, destroying Al Qaeda, and sent all our enemies into hiding. Time and again, our troops proved victorious on every battlefield.
The tragic rapid destabilization of Afghanistan we are currently seeing is painful and difficult for many veterans to process, but this travesty is solely the responsibility of the politicians and their failures of leadership. While the role of the US military in foreign engagements is the exclusive responsibility of our civilian leaders in Washington, it is disgraceful to allow the departure of US troops to result in such chaos in Afghanistan.
To all troops who served in Afghanistan, you accomplished your mission and we the American people, always and forever, thank you for your exemplary service and sacrifice.