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Gosar Statement on Two Year Anniversary of Disastrous Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Kingman, AZ - Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-09), issued the following statement marking the second anniversary of Joe Biden’s disastrous troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.


“Two years ago, Joe Biden and his incompetent administration withdrew our troops from Afghanistan, leaving over $80 billion of the best military equipment we have to our sworn enemies: China, the Taliban and Iran. Worse, Biden and his incapable generals, exposed our ground troops to hostile attacks, killing 13 soldiers. Hundreds of American citizens were left stranded.  Many remain left behind this very day. 


This botched withdrawal was completely preventable.  Not only was this military retreat a humiliating loss for the United States, it rendered every life we lost there an unnecessary sacrifice, plus we wasted over $1 trillion in taxpayer money. 


It was unconscionable that Biden had no plan to safely remove American citizens (and our troops) before pulling all our troops out.  His Pentagon military “leadership” was not fired or even disciplined for their dereliction of duty and incompetence.  Today marks a very sad day for all those who served our nation, and to those we lost.   Let us pray for peace for the families of the 13 soldiers killed by Biden’s stupidity,” stated Congressman Gosar.