ILLINOIS (WEEK) – State leaders are responding to Thursday’s attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.
In a tweet, Sen. Dick Durbin wrote: “I am praying for the safety of our service members, U.S. citizens, and our Afghan allies in Kabul. These acts of terror and violence cannot deter our evacuation efforts. Our troops and diplomats are doing heroic work under extremely dangerous circumstances.”
In a virtual press conference Monday, Sen. Durbin responded to Republican criticism about potential strategic errors made from the Biden Administration during the Afghanistan withdrawal.
“I think we were taken aback by the decision of the Afghan security forces to throw down their weapons and surrender… We had hoped that the massive investment that we had made in the Afghan security force would result in their willingness to defend their own country. We were wrong.”
-Sen. Dick Durbin
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