Somehow, certain prominent Republicans have found it within themselves to obsess over President Joe Biden amid threats — and the aftermath of an actual attack — from terrorists in Afghanistan. A suicide bombing attack claimed the lives of numerous individuals, including 13 U.S. service members, at a Kabul airport this week, but instead of focusing on rallying behind holding those responsible for the attack accountable, certain Republicans have lashed out at Biden, calling for his resignation and the like. On Saturday, Biden pushed past these Republicans’ nonsense and issued a statement outlining his commitment to sticking up for the United States and those in harm’s way.
As Biden put it, referring to an airstrike undertaken by U.S. forces against the ISIS affiliate responsible for the Kabul airport attack:
‘This strike was not the last. We will continue to hunt down any person involved in that heinous attack and make them pay. Whenever anyone seeks to harm the United States or attack our troops, we will respond. That will never be in doubt.’
Troublingly, Biden also said in the statement that military commanders had informed him that another attack is “highly likely” within the next 24 to 36 hours. Biden added, however, that he “directed [the commanders] to take every possible measure to prioritize force protection, and ensured that they have all the authorities, resources and plans to protect our men and women on the ground.” The idea from certain Republicans that Biden is somehow not standing up for the interests of the United States is a myth that does not reflect reality. The United States has either evacuated or facilitated the evacuation of over 117,000 people from Afghanistan since the end of July. Is that the mark of an inept presidential administration? Obviously, it is not.
Biden poignantly added as follows:
‘The 13 service members that we lost were heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our highest American ideals and while saving the lives of others. Their bravery and selflessness has enabled more than 117,000 people at risk to reach safety thus far. May God protect our troops and all those standing watch in these dangerous days.’
Read Biden’s full statement on the Afghanistan situation at this link or by clicking on the post below:
I said we would go after the group responsible for the attack on our troops and innocent civilians in Kabul, and we have. My full statement on the strike that U.S. forces took last night against the terrorist group ISIS-K in Afghanistan: https://t.co/hOb6xQ4ZZv
— President Biden (@POTUS) August 28, 2021