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

Speaking with Fox News’ “일요일 아침 선물,” 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. Central Command Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. 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.

미국에 따르면. 공무원, 차량에 파업, 이전에는 폭탄을 포함하고 ISIS-K 무장세력이 운영한 위협으로 여겨졌습니다., took place after a suicide bombing at Kabul airport in 아프가니스탄 살해 13 우리. service members and civilians.

It looks like they were in a rush,” Pompeo told host 마리아 바르 티 로모. “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 바이든 대통령 세트, the arbitrary cap on the number of troops that could be there so we could secure [그만큼] American departure and the departure of our equipment,” 그는 계속했다.

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.

블링큰, GOP 비판 속에서 아프가니스탄 철수에 대한 의회에 직면: 라이브 업데이트

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,” 그는 덧붙였다.

대충 100 미국 시민 who want to leave Afghanistan remain in the country as of the end of last week, Antony Blinken 국무 장관 said during congressional testimony Monday.

Pompeo pointed to the administration’sfailure to work alongside allies” 그리고 “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 탈레반 as the rightful leaders of Afghanistan,” 그는 말했다.

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

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