The Washington Post reports:
On his Monday evening show, Tucker Carlson went so far as to compare Afghan refugees, who aided U.S. military troops and now face grave risk from the Taliban, to an invading force. “If history is any guide, and it’s always a guide, we will see many refugees from Afghanistan resettle in our country, and over the next decade, that number may swell to the millions,” Carlson said. “So first we invade, and then we are invaded.”
Similarly, Fox News host Laura Ingraham called the withdrawal a “catastrophic failure” and questioned whether it was necessary for the United States to follow through on promises made to Afghans eligible for refugee status in America. “Is it really our responsibility to welcome thousands of potentially unvetted refugees from Afghanistan?” she said on her Monday show. “All day, we’ve heard phrases like, ‘We’ve promised them.’ Well, who did? Did you?”
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