Us President Biden Discusses Afghanistan With Uk Pm Boris Johnson

Three Republican presidential prospects on Sunday sharply condemned President Joe Biden”s dealing with of the top of the battle in Afghanistan, rebuking the administration”s conduct of the US withdrawal as weak and as emboldening its adversaries.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Vice President Mike Pence attended Gov. Pete Ricketts” annual steak-fry fundraiser in Nebraska City, a city within the state”s southeastern nook and only a few miles from Iowa, historically the primary state to vote in presidential primaries.

The three Republicans, all weighing 2024 campaigns, spoke to greater than 1,000 Nebraska social gathering devoted. All praised the US troops who served within the 20-year battle prompted by the September 11 terrorist assaults, however the trio did little to rekindle the political unity that outlined the times and weeks that adopted 9/11.

“They are watching what happens, in China and in Iran and in North Korea and in Moscow,” DeSantis stated. “Those countries feared Donald Trump. They don”t fear Joe Biden and they don”t respect Joe Biden.”

Cruz repeatedly called the administration”s response to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as Americans, Westerners and Afghans with US ties scrambled to exit the country “a disaster.”

“Every enemy of America is taking the measure of the man in the Oval Office and everyone, everyone of them has determined that the president is weak and ineffective,” Cruz said.

Biden and other top US officials expressed surprise last month by the pace of the Taliban”s takeover of Afghanistan before the planned US exit deadline of Saturday, September 11. On August 26, roughly 170 Afghans and 13 US service members, including Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan William-Tyeler Page, 23, of Omaha, were killed in a suicide bombing by Islamic extremists at the Kabul airport as people flocked there to flee the country.

“The chaos that followed, and the loss of 13 extraordinary servicemen and women, including a hero from right here in Nebraska, broke my heart because it never had to happen,” Pence said.

Pence described an Oval Office meeting in which Trump, discussing US withdrawal plans from Afghanistan with the Taliban in early 2020, threatened military strikes if the Taliban allowed harm to Americans. The Biden administration followed the Kabul airport bombing with airstrikes against Islamic extremists.

The GOP picnic on the grounds of Arbor Lodge State Historic Park along the Missouri River served as an early stage for Republicans with an eye on the 2024 presidential election, even as Trump hinted at a third campaign.

“I know what I”m going to do, but we”re not supposed to be talking about it yet,” Trump said Saturday, while visiting with New York City police and fire officials, according to The New York Post. “But I think you”re going to be happy, let me put it that way.”

DeSantis, a rising Republican determine outspoken in his criticism of Biden”s COVID-19 insurance policies, criticised as overreach the president”s sweeping new federal vaccine necessities for personal sector staff, well being care staff and federal contractors within the face of the surging COVID-19 delta variant.

“I’m combating again towards him,” DeSantis stated, nodding to authorized motion being mentioned by Republican governors. “We are going to be on the entrance line with a full spectrum response.”

Several Republican governors, together with Ricketts, stated final week they had been discussing suing the White House over Biden”s vaccine requirement. 


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