Pompeo slams Biden admin for ‘failed’ Kabul strike, says military was under 'enormous' political pressure

フォックスニュースと話す’ “日曜日の朝の未来,” Pompeo noted thatit’s obviously a tragedy that civilians were killedand argued that the botched strikeis just another piece of an evacuation that was driven by politicsand not driven byputting America first.


Head of the U.S. 中央司令部. ケネスF. マッケンジージュニア. announced Friday that it is unlikely any ISIS-K members were killed in the Kabul drone strike on August 29, which led to multiple civilian casualties.

米国によると. 役人, the strike on the vehicle, formerly believed to have been a threat that included bombs and that was operated by ISIS-K militants, took place after a suicide bombing at Kabul airport in アフガニスタン 殺された 13 我ら. service members and civilians.

It looks like they were in a rush,” Pompeo told host マリア・バーティロモ. “They were in a hurry.

You could see the political pressure and if there was one thing that drove this failed evacuation was the arbitrary political deadline that バイデン大統領 セットする, the arbitrary cap on the number of troops that could be there so we could secure [インクルード] American departure and the departure of our equipment,” 彼は続けた.

Those things, these were all political decisions driven down to the military and I’m confident that the military was under enormous pressure.

He stressed that the strikefailed to deliver to protect America and killed civilians.

Pompeo also blasted the Biden administration’s handling of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan on Sunday, arguing that the administration’s credibility wasdamaged deeply.

A White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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The Biden administration withdrew all U.S. military assets from Afghanistan on August 31. National security officials have said the mission there has shifted from a military one to a diplomatic mission.

I don’t see how the Biden administration gets back from this space,” Pompeo said.

I hope they’ll begin to recognize that their credibility around the world was damaged deeply by how they executed this withdrawal,” 彼が追加した.

大まかに 100 アメリカ市民 who want to leave Afghanistan remain in the country as of the end of last week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during congressional testimony Monday.

Pompeo pointed to the administration’sfailure to work alongside allies” とに “make sure we got our allies and friends out of the country.

He stressed that the Biden administration needs tomake clear that we’re not going back to what we were doing for the last eight years of the Obama administration, which is weakness on the world stage.

This was a takeover by a group of terrorists and we should make doubly sure that we never recognize the タリバン as the rightful leaders of Afghanistan,” 彼は言った.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw, Brooke Singman, Peter Hasson, and Kyle Morris contributed to this report.