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Tragedy in Afghanistan was result of Biden's 'America Last' philosophy

Added 08-16-22 11:11:02am EST - “This week marks one year since the Biden administration's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. The wound is fresh and the fallout continues.” - Foxnews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foxnews.com: “Tragedy in Afghanistan was result of Biden's 'America Last' philosophy”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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It’s not every day you witness a nation fall in real time. But this week marks one year since the Biden administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Time has passed, but for American service members, veterans, and patriots across the country—not to mention our allies still in Afghanistan—the wound is fresh and the fallout continues.

For weeks, images of United States personnel being airlifted out of Kabul, planes packed full of evacuees, and terrified parents handing their infants to Marines in hopes that they might be brought to safety dominated the news cycle. Clips of desperate Afghan civilians clinging to U.S. military planes and falling to their deaths are seared into our minds. The news that Biden forced our troops to abandon billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded military equipment and an $800 million embassy is still as sickening as it is embarrassing. Most tragically of all, 13 brave American service members lost their lives in the chaos. This week, their families will mourn one year without their sons and daughters.

Meanwhile, American veterans of the war in Afghanistan—who number more than 800,000, with many serving multiple tours of duty— were rightfully angry and upset by this disaster. Those who lost friends in combat couldn’t help but think of their sacrifice. Surveys show that 73 percent of Afghanistan veterans say they felt betrayed and 67 percent felt humiliated by the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal. The Veterans Crisis Line saw an uptick in calls following the fall of Kabul.

The U.S.’s hasty exit led to the fall of the Afghan government and the Taliban taking over. Women have been forced back into mandatory  burqas, pushed out of education, and seen their salaries slashed—if they are allowed to work at all. Christians have disappeared underground, practicing their faith in secret. Afghans who worked with the U.S. military and were left behind when the last troops evacuated have found themselves living in fear. Some have even been killed for their service. The Chinese Communist Party, sensing a power vacuum, quickly started engaging with the Taliban—a development particularly alarming for the U.S.

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