Rep. Green Statement on U.S. Departure from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON—Rep. Mark Green, a combat veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, released the following statement after the departure of the United States from Afghanistan:

“This is a dark moment—a stain—in our country’s history. Hundreds of Americans and thousands of Afghan allies were left behind enemy lines. This is unforgivable. Make no mistake: No one wants a forever war, but this is far from over. The Taliban are a sadistic enemy, and the American citizens and Afghan allies left behind will be their prisoners.”

“Joe Biden has dishonored this country, and his incompetence has cost American lives and our national security.  Our troops performed honorably. And we will never forget the men and women—my brothers and sisters in arms—who gave their lives so we may live free.”