GOP Sen. Graham Calls Biden’s Afghanistan Speech ‘Pathetic Attempt to Shift Blame’ for Failure

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On Monday, US President Joe Biden on Monday said he is saddened by the current situation in Afghanistan amid the Taliban* takeover but that he does not regret his decision to withdraw American forces from the country.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has lambasted President Joe Biden over his Monday address to the nation, claiming that POTUS should take more responsibility for the situation in Afghanistan.

The GOP member wrote on his Twitter page that “the Biden speech was a pathetic attempt to shift blame and an unnerving analysis of the situation he – and he alone – created”.

Graham accused the US president of choosing “a dangerous and dishonorable path in Afghanistan”, insisting that Biden “has no one to blame for this debacle but himself”.

Graham went on to argue that “by standing by his decision to withdraw, President Biden is standing by to allow the slaughter of thousands of Afghans who have faithfully stood by America’s side”.

According to the senator, the 46th president “is standing by to allow the rise of al-Qaeda*, in collaboration with the Taliban, to threaten America”.

Biden Addresses the Nation Over Situation in Afghanistan

The remarks followed Biden emphasising in Monday’s speech that he stands “squarely behind his decision” to pull out US forces from Afghanistan, and admitting, though, that the rapid collapse of the Afghan government caught the White House off guard.

POTUS explained that the primary purpose of the US presence…

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