Rep. Dan Crenshaw issued a blistering response to the Taliban’s calls for that the U.S. depart Afghanistan by the tip of August.
“The one correct response from America to those soiled savage terrorists must be: Go f*** your self,” Crenshaw tweeted on Monday.
“By refusing to increase the self-imposed Aug 31st deadline, President Biden is doubtlessly turning this catastrophe into one thing far worse. It may flip lethal for US residents left behind. I don’t care what the Taliban says, struggle for our individuals till the job is finished,” he added in one other tweet Monday.
His feedback got here after the Taliban mentioned they’re unwilling to increase President Biden’s Aug. 31 deadline of withdrawing U.S. troops from the nation, and warned of “penalties” if the deadline is prolonged.
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“It’s a crimson line. President Biden introduced that on Aug. 31 they’d withdraw all their navy forces. So in the event that they prolong it, meaning they’re extending occupation whereas there is no such thing as a want for that,” Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen instructed Sky Information.
“If the US or UK had been to hunt further time to proceed evacuations — the reply is not any. Or there can be penalties,” he mentioned, including an extension would “create distrust between us.”
Biden, in the meantime, has come below rising strain to increase the deadline, and is anticipated to decide on the matter Tuesday.
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”There’s discussions happening amongst us and the navy about extending. Our hope is we is not going to have to increase, however there are going to be discussions, I think, on how far alongside we’re within the course of,” Biden mentioned on Sunday. “We mentioned loads with the Taliban. They’ve been cooperative in extending a number of the perimeter.”
Senate minority chief Mitch McConnell is amongst U.S. leaders urging the president to increase the deadline, saying Tuesday throughout a Fox Information interview that “the president must neglect in regards to the Aug. 31 deadline.
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“Lengthen the deadline, get exterior the perimeter, ensure that each single American who desires to depart is ready to get out with our help and our Afghan allies,” McConnell mentioned.
“The Taliban shouldn’t be allowed to inform us how lengthy we’re there to get our personnel out. That is our choice, not theirs,” he added.
Crenshaw has slammed the Biden administration’s dealing with of Afghanistan for the reason that nation fell into the Taliban’s management this month, saying on “Fox & Buddies” final week that the president’s insurance policies have been a “full catastrophe.”
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“The incompetence of the Biden administration on that is actually overwhelming. There should be resignations, there should be firings. They could not have performed this in a worse means. Now we have Americans left behind. Now we have individuals getting shot in Kabul airport at this second. It is such an entire catastrophe,” he mentioned final Monday.