Liz Cheney Tries to Blame Trump for Biden's Afghanistan ‘Disaster’
RINO Republican says Trump bears 'very significant responsibility
Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) claimed President Donald Trump bore “very significant responsibility” for the disastrous situation in Afghanistan following U.S. military withdrawals.
During an interview on ABC’s “This Week," Guest anchor Jon Karl asked:
“Ultimately, this is President Biden’s decision. He is the one who called for this withdrawal, is going forward with it."
"This didn’t happen in a vacuum. It was President Trump who negotiated the agreement with the Taliban to have a complete withdraw that was supposed to have by May 1st."
"Who bears responsibility?”
“Absolutely, President Biden bears responsibility for making the decision. There’s no question that President Trump, his administration, Secretary Pompeo, they bear very significant responsibility for this."
"They walked down this path of legitimizing the Taliban, perpetuating this fantasy, telling the American people that the Taliban were partners in peace. President Trump told us the Taliban was going to fight terror," she said.
"Secretary Pompeo told us the Taliban was going to renounce al Qaeda."
"The Taliban released prisoners across Afghanistan."
"There’s real concern they’re not just fighters in those prisons who will join the battle in Afghanistan, but the terrorists globally will be fed new soldiers for that fight," Cheney added.
"The delegitimization of the Afghan government — at one point, president trump said they would invite the Taliban to Camp David. ”
“On September 11.”
“Yes. This disaster certainly began— look, the notion of we will end endless wars, that campaign slogan, what we’re watching in Afghanistan is what happens when America withdraws from the world."
"Everyone who has been saying America needs to withdraw well we’re getting a devastating, catastrophic real timeless lesson in what that means.”
In a statement, Trump said, “Biden gets it wrong every time on foreign policy."
Trump also warned the Taliban no longer fears or respects America because of Biden's weakness.
He noted in his statement that “everyone knew” Biden would not have performed under pressure and has gotten it wrong in making foreign policy decisions.
He added that Biden “ran out of Afghanistan instead of following the plan our Administration left for him.”
Meanwhile, a senior Biden official admitted they were “powerless” to protect young girls and women in Afghanistan from the Taliban.
Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Molly Montgomery posted on Twitter:
“Woke up with a heavy heart, thinking about all the Afghan women and girls I worked with during my time in Kabul."
“They were the beneficiaries of many of the gains we made, and now they stand to lose everything."
“We empowered them to lead, and now we are powerless to protect them,” she wrote.