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From President Donald J. Trump:

On a foggy morning 21 years ago, my Air Force Academy classmates and I raised our right hands and swore with our lives we would defend America. Since then, the war in Afghanistan has been the defining conflict of my class and many other individuals who took the same oath. Among them are my two brothers, one who served four combat deployments with Air Force special operators and the other who flew over 50 combat sorties there. All of us have friends who lost their lives and shed blood in Afghanistan.

Now, due to the incompetence of the Biden administration, the sacrifices of our military heroes have been degraded through a botched withdrawal. It is heartbreaking to watch 20 years of blood, sweat, and tears lost in just a matter of days due to the utter lack of planning and strategy from our commander in chief. In his remarks on Monday to the nation, Joe Biden tried to divert attention from his failures by saying that his administration had “planned for every contingency.” Does “planning for every contingency” look like hundreds of Afghans hanging from the side of a U.S. Air Force transport aircraft, desperate to flee? Does it look like a helicopter taking off with our personnel, bringing up flashbacks of Saigon? No, Mr. President, it does not.

Read the full article by Eli Bremer for the Daily Sentinel here.