Did CRT cause fall of Afghanistan? Mike Pompeo says Biden ignored foreign policy for race theory

'Geezus. I’m surprised he didn’t blame it on undocumented immigrants too while he was at it,' a user slammed the former secretary of state


                            Did CRT cause fall of Afghanistan? Mike Pompeo says Biden ignored foreign policy for race theory
Mike Pompeo has accused Joe Biden of ignoring foreign policy and focusing on CRT amid the Afghan crisis (Getty Images/ Joe Raedle and Alex Wong)

Mike Pompeo has blamed the Joe Biden administration's "focus" on critical race theory (CRT) for the "fall of Afghanistan". The former secretary of state appeared on ‘Fox News Sunday’, where he was asked by host Chris Wallace his views on the Afghanistan crisis and how it will affect the reputation of America. In his reply, Pompeo accused Biden of ignoring foreign policy in favor of policies of climate change and critical race theory.

Pompeo said, “Weak American leadership always harms American security. So this is in the context of a Biden administration that has basically abandoned the global stage in favor of climate change. Right? They've been focused on critical race theory while the embassy is at risk,” before adding, “That didn't happen during our four years.”

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Pompeo also took to Twitter to share a clip of his interview with Wallace and wrote in the caption, “If I were still the Secretary of State with a Commander in Chief like President Trump, the Taliban would have understood that there were real costs to pay if there were plots against America. Qasem Soleimani learned that lesson, and the Taliban would have learned it as well.”

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives to speak to the media with members of the Republican Study Committee about Iran on April 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. The group has proposed legislation that would expand sanctions on Iran and aim to prevent the U.S. reentering the Iran deal. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)


 

However, people on the internet slammed him for blaming CRT for the “fall of Afghanistan”. A user wrote, “Geezus. I’m surprised he didn’t blame it on undocumented immigrants too while he was at it.” Another said, “The Republican playbook is like a series of disconnected dots so this will happen from time to time. Pompeo had three choices: The Fall of Afghanistan is due to: 1. The rising inflationary rate 2. Critical Race Theory 3. Biden's immigration policy You can see the problem.” The third one joked, “Mike Pompeo blames the 'fall of Afghanistan' on critical race theory...  after drinking a $5,800 bottle of whiskey."

Displaced Afghan women and children from Kunduz are seen at a mosque that is sheltering them on August 13, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Tensions are high as the Taliban advance on the capital city after taking Herat and the country's second-largest city Kandahar. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)


 

 



 

 



 

 

Displaced Afghans from the northern provinces are evacuated from a makeshift IDP camp in Share-e-Naw park to various mosques and schools on August 12, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan. People displaced by the Taliban advancing are flooding into the Kabul capital to escape the Taliban takeover of their provinces. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

A person wondered, “Wow, what kind of thought process does one use to take ‘fall of Afghanistan’ to CRT?” Another one tweeted, “I’m a Republican but this ordeal in Afghanistan is Trump’s fault! This is how I see President Biden mindset! The so-called agreement looser Trump made with the Taliban was just a side show and didn’t mean the paper it was written on but Biden trusted it was real!”

“That’s a lot of tough talk, when you’re not in office, from someone who failed so many times during Trump’s Admin. You said you’d have the Kurds backs, but abandoned them. You said N Korea would never get nukes, yet here we are. ‘Soleimani payed the price’…” a user added.



 

 



 

 



 

 

Displaced Afghan women and children from Kunduz pray at a mosque that is sheltering them on August 13, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Tensions are high as the Taliban advance on the capital city after taking Herat and the country's second-largest city Kandahar. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

The statement from Pompeo came after United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement released on August 13: “I have just returned to New York and would like to speak to you about the grave situation in Afghanistan. Even [for] a country that has tragically known generations of conflict, Afghanistan is in the throes of yet another chaotic and desperate chapter – an incredible tragedy for its long-suffering people.”

Guterres expressed his concerns for women and kids of the country as Taliban troops took over the Presidential Palace in Kabul.

“Every day, the conflict is taking an even bigger toll on women and children. Continued urban conflict will mean continued carnage — with civilians paying the highest price. I call on all parties to take heed of the conflict's heavy toll and its devastating impact on civilians. They all must do more to protect civilians. I am also deeply disturbed by early indications that the Taliban are imposing severe restrictions on human rights in the areas under their control, particularly targeting women and journalists. It is particularly horrifying and heartbreaking to see reports of the hard-won rights of Afghan girls and women being ripped away from them.”

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