New Delhi: US President Joe Biden turned emotional after multiple explosions at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul killed 13 US soldiers on Thursday. Hours after the attack Joe Biden addressed the nation from the White House. Disgruntled by the events at the Kabul Airport, Joe Biden began his speech by saying, “tough day.”With eyes closed, cracking voice, he warned the attackers, “To those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive, we will not forget, we will hunt you down and make you pay.”Bringing back the composure and confidence, Biden further said that the US wouldn’t change its plans to evacuate thousands more from Kabul by Aug. 31, and he vowed to go after the terrorists behind the attacks. “We will rescue the Americans who are there, we will get our Afghan allies out,” Biden said. We will not let them stop our mission,” Biden said. “We will continue the evacuation. I also ordered my commanders to develop operational plans to strike ISIS-K assets, leadership, and facilities.”
‘Biden has blood on his hands’: RepublicansHowever, his speech did not go well with the Republicans as they called the US President “weak and incompetent”.”Joe Biden has blood on his hands,” Republican congresswoman Elise Stefanik said. “This horrific national security and humanitarian disaster is solely the result of Joe Biden’s weak and incompetent leadership. He is unfit to be commander-in-chief,” she was quoted as saying by the news agency AFP.Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn tweeted that Biden and all his top national security staff “should resign or face impeachment and removal from office”.”I don’t know if Biden will be permanently damaged,” Mark Rom, a professor of government at Georgetown University told AFP. “But the Republicans will do everything in their power to see that he is,” the professor added.Donald Trump Jr shared a still from Joe Biden’s speech and called him weak.
Charles Franklin, Director of the Marquette Law School Poll, said that given the unpopularity of the Afghan war, Biden may be able to escape from the disaster.”The political question, once we have completely withdrawn, is whether the majority will be glad we aren’t there anymore. If so, then the issue is likely to fade,” he said.