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Rep. John Rutherford

U.S. Rep. John Rutherford said the carnage in Kabul is the direct result of a “ridiculous” decision by the president to have a single exit point.

That caused masses of people, which gave an opportunity to jihadists – and today they took that opportunity to murder more than a dozen people in two explosions.

“Nancy Pelosi should call us back and we should draft a House resolution telling the president to stay in Afghanistan until all Americans are out,” Rutherford told Eye on Jacksonville.

“That’s the first job of a president – to protect Americans.”

If Biden does leave anyone behind he should be impeached, Rutherford said.

Rutherford says his office is trying to help about 100 people from this area who have loved ones in Afghanistan that have not been able to leave yet.

In addition, the military should be directed to go out and retake other air bases given up in the rush to leave the war-torn country, Rutherford said.

Biden has been fixated on meeting the deadline of Aug. 31 set by the Taliban, and to have all troops out Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the attacks on America.

That date provides a huge propaganda benefit for the jihadists and it has shocked political observers because with nearly a half-century in government Biden was presumed to be an expert on such matters.

In addition, Biden apparently ignored CIA predictions that the Taliban would swiftly retake the country.

Biden’s hasty retreat not only left behind billions of dollars worth of military gear, it endangered American lives.

“It is beyond me why Biden allowed people to be massed up like that. He needs to change his plans,” Rutherford said.

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Lloyd was born in Jacksonville. Graduated from the University of North Florida. He spent nearly 50 years of his life in the newspaper business …beginning as a copy boy and retiring as editorial page editor for Florida Times Union. He has also been published in a number of national newspapers and magazines, as well as Internet sites. Married with children. Military Vet. Retired. Man of few words but the words are researched well, deeply considered and thoughtfully written.

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