WATCH: Rand Paul Made Secretary Of State Blinken Look Like A Total Imbecile On Afghanistan (VIDEO)
When Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul slammed the Secretary of State.
When Paul brought up allegations that a drone attack carried out by the United States had mistakenly killed an aid worker and his family rather than an ISIS-K operator.
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When Paul started his tenure in the chamber, he noted that he had long been an ardent supporter of ending the war in Afghanistan, but he quickly shifted his position to condemn the manner in which the United States had left the country.
“Never in my worst nightmares did anyone or conceive of such a colossal incompetence,” Paul said, decrying the choice to abandon Bagram Air Base and billions of dollars worth of weaponry and equipment
“Don’t we have some prohibition against giving aid and comfort to the enemy?” he went on, condemning the decision to release aid money to Afghanistan.
Paul pointed out that billions of dollars were still put aside for the Afghan government’s benefit. In his question to Blinken, he said, Can you pledge today without equivocation that the administration will not release any of this money to the Taliban?”
“Absent the Taliban making good on the commitments and expectations of the international community that I’ve outlined previously, that’s correct,” Blinken replied.
Paul then shifted his attention to the alleged drone strike and inquired of Blinken whether the person murdered was an aid worker or an ISIS-K operator. Blinken said that the person killed was an aid worker.
“The administration is, of course, reviewing that that strike and I’m sure a full assessment will be forthcoming,” Blinken replied.
“You don’t know if it was an aid worker or an ISIS operative?” Paul pressed.
I can’t speak to that,” Blinken said.
“So you don’t know or won’t tell us,” Paul continued.
“I don’t know,” Blinken replied.
“You think you’d kind of know before you off somebody with a Predator drone, whether he’s an aid worker or he’s an ISIS-K,” Paul replied. “If it’s true, but I see these pictures of these beautiful children that were killed in the attack, if that’s true and not propaganda. If that’s true, guess what maybe you created hundreds or thousands of new potential terrorists from bombing the wrong people, so you gotta know we can’t sort of have an investigation after we kill people, we have an investigation before we kill people.”