Days after she called for Joe Biden to resign over the suicide bombing that killed thirteen American service members in Afghanistan, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is doubling down.
“The situation with Afghanistan is beyond disgusting,” Haley told Fox News on Sunday. “Look at where we are now, first, the jihadists have a moral victory, that’s for Al-Qaeda and ISIS and Taliban… not just in Afghanistan but in the world. That’s going to allow them to recruit, and allow more lone wolf situations. It will be more dangerous.”
Haley is more concerned about “what our allies are saying” behind our back following Biden’s botched evacuation from the region.
“Did you [ever] think that NATO was thinking about doing things without the U.S.?” Haley asked, warning that “now our allies are having conversations without us.”
“The fact that the British and French have gone out of their way to get their citizens out and we’re telling our Americans, ‘hey, by the way, don’t come to the airport,’ doesn’t bode well for the country on the international stage,” she said.
“All of this has been catastrophic for America. It is not a good look,” Haley continued. “It is not a good time, it is not a safe feeling, we have to do something about it — we can’t sit back. We can’t be victims. As a wife of combat veteran the military families are bonded in our sadness because this did not have to happen.”
While Haley called for Biden to resign last week, she also expressed fears over leaving Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of the country.
“Should Biden step down or be removed for his handling of Afghanistan? Yes,” she tweeted. “But that would leave us with Kamala Harris which would be ten times worse. God help us.”
Haley also ripped into Biden for his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal last week.
“You know, it didn’t have to be this way. That is the first thought that I have. It didn’t have to be this way,” Haley began. “In just a few hours, literally, Biden destroyed the progress, the relationship and everything we had done the last 20 years in Afghanistan.”
“As a governor who sent units to Afghanistan, promising that we would always hold them up as heroes, that we would always respect them and always have our respect as a country there, for them, and I think about how they are let down,” she added.
“I think about as ambassador when I actually went and visited Afghanistan and the women and girls that I met with, the women who were holding positions in government, the girls who were going to school, and now they are going to go back to being sex slaves hidden in their home,” Haley stated. “This is horrible.”
“This could not have gone any worse,” she continued. “And Biden is trying to make this about what his options were. You know what? He didn’t have to have it this way. It is not always what we do — it’s how we do it. And he failed miserably. he humiliated America, and the world sees us as less safe right now, and that’s all because of Biden. It’s tragic.”
This piece was written by James Samson on August 30, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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