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Letter: Biden let down nation, world

Letter: Biden let down nation, world

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President Joe Biden speaks Tuesday about the situation in Afghanistan from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.

I am literally sick to my stomach. Twelve U.S. servicemembers were killed by bombings in Kabul near the airport. This horrific tragedy didn't have to happen, but it did because we have a president who continues to make horrible decisions and creates chaos.

President Biden's unilateral decision to pull troops out of Afghanistan, in the dark of the night, caught the world by surprise. There was no consultation with the Afghan leaders; they say they had no idea we were leaving.

Our trusted NATO allies say they were not consulted, and they are blasting Biden and critical of the U.S. We don't know what our military leaders advised the commander in chief, but at this point it's too late. The blood has been spilled, and it's on Biden's hands.

What leader orders troops to leave billions of dollars in high-tech aircraft, vehicles and weapons behind so the enemy can use them against us? Our president has proven he's no military tactician.

What leader withdraws the military and leaves American citizens behind, only to have to go in later and try to save them while fighting against our own weapons and equipment? What about the thousands of Afghan people who helped us fight for the past 20 years? They have to fend for themselves to get to safety. There are accounts of the Taliban seizing their passports and U.S. Embassy papers. Biden is a complete failure to our country and the world.

Dave Kirby, Lincoln



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