By: Sophia Hernandez
Aug 22, 2021
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — “We made a strategic mistake that we are going to pay the price for for a very long time,” stated Congressman Darrell Issa.
He along with other local leaders shared their opinions on updated plans as evacuations continue in Afghanistan.
Some local experts believed that the US failed as a supportive nation, while others said it’s a lesson to make sure every move we make now is the right one.
Congressman Issa stated while President Biden promised evacuations by the thousands, he said it is not enough.
“The men and women of the Air Force primarily and their C-17’s are doing some amazing work packing in and taking in the maximum amount that we can take,” he expressed, “But it’s chaotic, the people are not vetted, and we are going to take a lot of people out that should not be granted any special asylum in the US. Where we are leaving 37 million people behind without a future.”
Congressman Issa said it is very likely that the Taliban could hinder the progress of Americans returning safely, “The Taliban can do whatever they want to do at this point,” he stated, “The vast amount of Americans still there are behind enemy lines, so most Americans have to hope that the Taliban lets them through.”