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McCarthy: Afghanistan One of ‘the Greatest Disasters’ in Nation’s History

'It is going to do damage for us for decades to come'

 on 20th August 2021 @ 6.00pm
 what this disaster has done is put a strain on our nation   s status for years to come   mccarthy said © press
'What this disaster has done is put a strain on our nation’s status for years to come,' McCarthy said

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) blasted the Biden administration’s disastrous mishandling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, which has allowed the Taliban to take control of the country.

He warned of the long-lasting implications that Biden's failure would have on the United States.

During an interview on FNC’s “Hannity,” host Sean Hannity asked:

"You know, with Americans in harm’s way behind enemy lines — to be honest, Congressman, I’m not interested in the politics of anything tonight. I’m interested in one thing only, and that’s getting our fellow Americans home."

"With that said, I do think Congress needs to be brought in. I think we need to be briefed. Our intel apparently had been warning — both intel in the House and the Senate, members of both sides of the aisle — have been warning not to do this now; the danger was real."

But more importantly, what options might be available? And how — and how can we put that plan in place?" 

 right now  we are focused on bringing every single american home  © press
'Right now, we are focused on bringing every single American home.'

McCarthy responded:

"Sean, that’s true. I mean, every single member of Congress should be one focused — to get those Americans home. I ask for a true accounting of the number of Americans.

"And, Sean, when we get it, I’m going to ask you and every show on every network, put that number on your show and let’s count it down until every single American comes home."

"The idea that our military’s saying they don’t have the capabilities to go out, yes, they do. We just need the will, and I think all Americans should stand for that."

"What this disaster has done is put a strain on our nation’s status for years to come. I’ve heard from ambassadors of other nations that are our allies; they said they couldn’t go back and tell them whether America will be there again. We’re watching what China is doing with Taiwan, what Russia talks about within the Baltics."

"I’m hearing reports that the Taliban now has more Blackhawks than our allies Australia, the weaponry that was left. This is a complete disaster, and we should have a complete accounting of it. And yes, if it holds to that, we’ll uphold our constitutional duty."

senior taliban commander said afghanistan would be ruled by an islamic government guided by sharia law © press
Senior Taliban commander said Afghanistan would be ruled by an Islamic government guided by Sharia law

"Right now, we are focused on bringing every single American home. Stop asking the Taliban for permission, and let’s go bring the Americans home."

Hannity asked:

"Do you like what the British are doing? They’re sending in their paratroopers."

"Yes, I like what the British are doing but also think about what the British and French are saying. We no longer could count on America," McCarthy responded.

"We’ve got to start doing something else. Remember, they went there to help America to stop the terrorists."

"The other thing, Sean, that we need to do is shut down our border. Even earlier this year, we have been catching people on the terrorist watch list coming across our border. Five thousand prisoners have just left in Afghanistan."

"America is less safe today because of what this president has done. And the president to sit there and tell us that he has planned for every scenario, why wouldn’t they stop planning? Who would plan this way?"

"Why would they remove in a time of the height of the Taliban in the summer? If they wanted to draw down, why wouldn’t they do it in winter and give the capability?"

"To criticize the Afghan military that has been losing thousands of lives every month, we had stabilized this nation, without a casualty in the last 18 months with 25 of our very best. And now we had to move 7,000 back in."

"This is one of the greatest disasters in the history of this nation, and it is going to do damage for us for decades to come."

Earlier this week, a senior Taliban commander said Afghanistan would be ruled by an Islamic government guided by Sharia law and with "no democratic system at all."

Waheedullah Hashimi said democracy does not have "any base in our country," according to Reuters.

"We will not discuss what type of political system should we apply in Afghanistan because it is clear."

"It is Sharia law, and that is it," he said.

[READ MORE] Biden Refuses to Help 40,000 Americans Trapped in Afghanistan

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