Congressman Cleaver Statement Amid Fall Of Kabul, Afghanistan

Progressive or Conservative, Republican or Democratic Party supporter . . . There are no adults who believe what's happening right now in Afghanistan is a good thing.

Like it or not, this Sunday the U.S. has suffered a significant setback that impacts every man, woman and child living under the protection of this great nation.

Accordingly . . .  

Here's a local connection . . . 

We share this Sunday evening Twitter statement from Congressman Cleaver on the conclusion of a crisis and the start of another . . .

"I am watching the news out of Afghanistan closely and remain extremely concerned about the situation on the ground. 

"While the Taliban continue their brutal assault on the country, I will continue to work with administration officials to ensure U.S. personnel and our Afghan allies are safely evacuated. 

"There will be plenty of time to discuss what went wrong, what we could have done differently, and our nation's decades-long failed foreign policy in Afghanistan and the Middle East. 

"However, in this critical moment, we must focus all of our efforts and energy on evacuating American citizens, diplomats, and other officials, as well as the Afghans and the families of those who courageously served at our side. 

"Nothing is more important than extracting the innocent individuals who remain in harm's way, and I call on President Biden to use every tool at his disposal to ensure that happens."


We won't pretend to have a vast understanding of geopolitics but it's not out of line to note that "this isn't a good look" for the United States.

As always we share news, links and resources and ask our blog community to try and make sense of it all . . .

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