Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed the “failed” drone strike in Kabul that was geared in direction of ISIS-Okay terrorists nonetheless which the Pentagon admitted on Friday instead killed an help employee and members of his household, together with seven kids. 

Speaking with Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Pompeo well-known that “it’s obviously a tragedy that civilians were killed” and argued that the botched strike “is just another piece of an evacuation that was driven by politics” and certainly not pushed by “putting America first.” 


Head of the U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., launched Friday that it’s unlikely any ISIS-Okay members had been killed all through the Kabul drone strike on August 29, which led to various civilian casualties.

According to U.S. officers, the strike on the automotive, beforehand believed to have been a risk that included bombs and that was operated by ISIS-Okay militants, handed off after a suicide bombing on the Kabul airport in Afghanistan killed 13 U.S. service members and civilians.

“It looks like they were in a rush,” Pompeo instructed host Maria Bartiromo. “They were in a hurry.” 

“You could see the political pressure and if there was one thing that drove this failed evacuation was the arbitrary political deadline that President Biden set, the arbitrary cap on the number of troops that could be there so we could secure [the] American departure and the departure of our equipment,” he continued. 

“Those things, these were all political decisions driven down to the military and I’m confident that the military was under enormous pressure.” 

He careworn that the strike “failed to deliver to protect America and killed civilians.”

Pompeo furthermore blasted the Biden administration’s dealing with of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan on Sunday, arguing that the administration’s credibility was “damaged deeply.”  

 A White House spokesperson didn’t instantly reply to Fox News’ request for remark. 


The Biden administration withdrew all U.S. military property from Afghanistan on August 31. National safety officers have acknowledged the mission there has shifted from a military one to a diplomatic mission.

“I don’t see how the Biden administration gets back from this space,” Pompeo acknowledged.

“I hope they’ll begin to recognize that their credibility around the world was damaged deeply by how they executed this withdrawal,” he added.

Pompeo slams the Biden administration's handling of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan Video

Roughly 100 American residents remained in  Afghanistan as of the tip of final week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken acknowledged all by congressional testimony Monday. 

Pompeo pointed to the administration’s “failure to work alongside allies” and to “make sure we got our allies and friends out of the country.” 

He careworn that the Biden administration ought to “make clear that we’re not going back to what we were doing for the last eight years of the Obama administration, which is weakness on the world stage.” 

“This was a takeover by a group of terrorists and we should make doubly sure that we never recognize the Taliban as the rightful leaders of Afghanistan,” he acknowledged. 

Fox News’ Adam Shaw, Brooke Singman, Peter Hasson, and Kyle Morris contributed to this report.