Afghanistan Crisis Shows Rift Between GOP Contenders

Republicans eyeing a campaign to succeed President Joe Biden as commander in chief agree the Afghanistan withdrawal is an incompetently managed foreign policy debacle, yet they are notably split over the underlying policy of American retreat from the region.

There is a laundry list of Republicans either mulling a 2024 presidential campaign or mentioned as possible contenders — and all who have commented on the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as the United States scrambles to extract Americans and Washington’s Afghan allies have been uniformly scathingly critical. But GOP unanimity.

Republicans eyeing a campaign to succeed President Joe Biden as commander in chief agree the Afghanistan withdrawal is an incompetently managed foreign policy debacle, yet they are notably split over the underlying policy of American retreat from the region.

There is a laundry list of Republicans either mulling a 2024 presidential campaign or mentioned as possible contenders — and all who have commented on the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as the United States scrambles to extract Americans and Washington’s Afghan allies have been uniformly scathingly critical. But GOP unanimity stops there.

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