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Mike Pompeo says Biden is ‘diminishing’ America in the world


Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accepted a Nixon Foundation award in California and accused the Biden administration of failing to appreciate that there is ‘evil and there is good’ in the world.

Pompeo, who along with former Trump national security advisor Robert O’Brien was given the group’s ‘architect of peace’ award for their work on the Abraham Accords to bring Israelis and Middle East neighbors closer together, blasted the succeeding administration on Afghanistan and other issues. 

‘At its very core, what the Biden administration fails to understand is there is a harsh reality out there, that there is evil and there is good,’ he said. ‘And if you withdraw from Afghanistan without considering the ramifications and dealing with them and making sure the conditions are right, America will be diminished.’

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accepted an award from the Richard Nixon Foundation and accused the Biden administration of failing to appreciate ‘there is evil and there is good’ in the world

His statement on the ‘conditions’ is a likely reference to the the agreement he negotiated in Qatar, where the US committed to a timetable to pull out troops, but established commitments for the Taliban including severing ties with terror groups. 

Pompeo on behalf of President Donald Trump negotiated with the Taliban over the US exit and a drawdown of US troops to 2,500 by the time Trump left office. The Biden administration credits the deal with contributing to the chaotic total withdrawal of troops in August. 

Pompeo, a potential GOP presidential candidate, also hammered the Iran nuclear deal, which Barack Obama inked, Trump withdrew from, and Biden is seeking to renegotiate.

‘If you don’t make clear that you’re going to be an unbreakable ally of the state of Israel, then the Iranians will provide rockets to Hamas in the Gaza Strip and they will fire them into the state of Israel,’ he said, he told Fox News in an interview pegged to the event.

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with the Taliban then political affairs chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha, Qatar, on September 12, 2020

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with the Taliban then political affairs chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha, Qatar, on September 12, 2020

Pompeo helped negotiate the agreement for a US withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

Pompeo helped negotiate the agreement for a US withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

In this handout photo by the Saudi Roayal Palace, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) is greeted by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah on September 18, 2019

In this handout photo by the Saudi Roayal Palace, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) is greeted by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah on September 18, 2019

'If you don't make clear that you're going to be an unbreakable ally of the state of Israel, then the Iranians will provide rockets to Hamas in the Gaza Strip and they will fire them into the state of Israel,' Pompeo said

‘If you don’t make clear that you’re going to be an unbreakable ally of the state of Israel, then the Iranians will provide rockets to Hamas in the Gaza Strip and they will fire them into the state of Israel,’ Pompeo said

Pompeo was given an award along with former security advisor Robert O'Brien for his work on the Abraham Accords

Pompeo was given an award along with former security advisor Robert O’Brien for his work on the Abraham Accords 

‘And if you don’t understand that American energy is an incredibly powerful national security tool, and instead, you shut it down and give the Russians access to European markets, and beg the Middle East to build more production capacity, you put America at risk.’ 

Pompeo and O’Brien were also recognized for their work on the 2020 Serbia-Kosovo economic normalization agreements.

Critics and some policy experts fear the US has ceded influence to China with the Afghanistan withdrawal and Taliban takeover.

 Biden has sought to emphasize multilateral cooperation with allies, after Trump stressed personal diplomacy and miffed some traditional allies, while confronting China through trade tariffs and tough public statements. 

‘I think the world is very worried,” said Pompeo. “I think they see the first nine months, and they are very concerned that America is leaving the international stage.”

Pompeo reflected on a number of foreign policy actions taken under Biden’s leadership – including the full withdrawal of U.S. military assets from Afghanistan, which led to the Taliban takeover of the country, and the negotiations for a potential reentry into the JCPOA Iran Nuclear Deal. 

Trump and Pompeo have repeatedly blasted the deal as a threat to Israel.

‘If you don’t make clear that you’re going to be an unbreakable ally of the state of Israel, then the Iranians will provide rockets to Hamas in the Gaza Strip and they will fire them into the state of Israel,’ he said. ‘And if you don’t understand that American energy is an incredibly powerful national security tool, and instead, you shut it down and give the Russians access to European markets, and beg the Middle East to build more production capacity, you put America at risk.’ 



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