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Lankford Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of Failed US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today issued a statement on the one-year anniversary of the failed US withdrawal from Afghanistan:

“Today marks a solemn one-year anniversary for our nation. A year ago today, the US was humiliated on the world stage when thousands of American citizens and allies were left behind in Afghanistan. We remember well the images of desperation and the pain of our nation as we watched the chaos erupt in Afghanistan. As a nation, we honor the 13 Americans who gave their lives protecting the lives of others.  

“Today, the Taliban celebrates their dominance over the people of Afghanistan. Women can no longer go to school, people do not have the basic freedoms most of the world enjoys, and economic opportunity is limited to a privileged few in Taliban leadership. The botched withdrawal from Afghanistan stands as a reminder of the importance of strong American leadership in the world.”