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Rep. Cheney wants to stay In Afghanistan and train locals in counterterrorism

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By Jenny Goldsberry

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) agreed with President Biden claiming that it’s not the not the United States’ job to build a democracy in Afghanistan. Instead, she’d like to see locals trained to counter terrorism in the region. Cheney appeared on NBC Sunday.

First, Host Chuck Todd pointed out that a similar effort failed in Vietnam. Yet Cheney remains hopeful that successful institutions can still be built in Afghanistan.

“There’s no question that there were mistakes. There were strategies that were pursued that didn’t work, strategies that were pursued that didn’t have the resources they needed,” Cheney admitted. “But for the United States to be in a position where we need to ensure Afghanistan is not a safe haven, that means that we’ve got to provide the support necessary to continue to have the Afghans bear the brunt of the fight. It means that we’ve got to help to build the institutions that can withstand, you know, the Al Qaeda and the Taliban threat that continues.”

Biden’s said something similar last week, when he claimed that Afghans aren’t willing to fight for themselves. In the same breath, Biden said the mission was “never supposed to be nation-building,” or “unifying.” Instead, it was about “preventing another terrorist attack on American homeland.”

“So this isn’t about building, you know, a democracy that looks like the United States,” Cheney said, reiterating the president. “It’s about what can we do to maintain stability so that we don’t have further terrorist attacks from Afghan soil?”

Meanwhile Cheney called former President Trump’s deal with the Taliban a “surrender.” “We completely undercut the Afghan national government, we absolutely emboldened the Taliban,” Cheney said. “And that led us to the catastrophe today.” However she admitted “there’s no question” Biden also could’ve gotten out of the agreement.

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‘THE ENEMY IS HERE’: Sara Reacts to Biden Backstabbing Bibi and the ‘Death to America’ Chants in Michigan [LISTEN]

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Former gubernatorial candidate for Michigan Tudor Dixon and Fox News investigative journalist Sara Carter joined The Sean Hannity Show on Wednesday to discuss the anti-American chants in Dearborn, MI that called for “Death to America.”

Watch the clip below. Listen to Dixon and Carter’s analysis above.

Hannity starts the segment by blasting President Biden for abandoning Israel in its war to eliminate terrorist group Hamas in the wake of the October 7th attacks.

“We now have a radicalized, extreme-leftist party that is demanding that Joe Biden abandon our ally in their war against terrorists! Hamas is a terror organization. They have in their charter the call for the destruction of Israel. And Joe Biden, for a long time now, has been putting pressure on Netanyahu to stop its war on terrorism which puts the entire country of Israel in jeopardy,” Hannity said.

Hannity asks Carter to react to all the knives Bibi has gotten in the back.

“I spent over an hour with Prime Minister Netanyahu … [he] talked about the situation in Israel with the United States and especially the fact that the Biden Administration has been working diligently to undermine Prime Minister Netanyahu in his time of need,” Carter said. “He’s very adamant that they’re going to go into Rafa to [clear out Hamas].”

“The importance of this to the American public is this isn’t about a fight overseas. This is about a fight for the United States of America. The frontline against terrorism is our ally in the Middle East — Israel. Once we turn our back on Israel … it’s going to be our defeat,” Carter says.

“All you have to do is look at what’s happening in the United States and see how people are being radicalized here in this country. There’s antisemitism that is growing. There’s radicalization inside Dearborn, Michigan. And you see people marching in the streets shouting ‘intifada! intifada!'”

“They want the destruction and the elimination of Israel.”

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