Tennessee Rep. Mark E. Green told Newsmax that the withdrawal from Afghanistan was not a matter of whether the United States did, but "how."
Appearing on "Cortes & Pellegrino," Green, who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a flight surgeon for the special operations aviation regiment, said, "it's not whether we withdraw, but it's how we withdraw, and it should be conditions on the ground. And [President Joe Biden's] blaming this on the Afghan forces [is] just wrong."
"A withdrawal," Green explains, "is probably the hardest military operation there is; when one military force hands over responsibility to another. And the way this has been done, it's just a debacle. It's humiliating to the United States of America."
Green points out that a better alternative to how the Biden administration handled the withdrawal would have been to "collapse forces into evacuation sites."
"We closed Bagram Air Base, which probably has a much better runway. It's much easier to control that runway than Kabul [International Airport]. Instead, they closed everything and collapsed into... the Kabul International Airport — [a] very foolish way to do a withdrawal."
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