British MPs take floor to condemn U.S. president for actions in Afghanistan

British MPs take floor to condemn U.S. president for actions in Afghanistan
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[Ed. – This has been characterized in different ways, but appears to have been a group expression of anger and reproach, as opposed to a vote of any kind.  That said, I wonder when was the last time Brits gave time in Parliament to excoriate an American president so thoroughly.]

One after the other, senior backbenchers took to their feet to express their concerns. Former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith lamented Biden’s “chaotic rush and despicable retreat.” Referencing China’s use of the chaos as a means to pressure Taiwan , Duncan Smith implored that “America must come back” to its position of global leadership.

Tobias Ellwood observed that it isn’t a collapse of Western security forces that we’ve seen over the past few days, but rather “it’s the leadership that is going.” Owen Paterson went further, asserting that Britain will “now have to deal with a weak American president.”

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