Letter: Republican outrage about deaths of 13 Americans in Kabul is a political charade

(Doug Mills | The New York Times) President Joe Biden pauses while speaking from the White House in Washington on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, about the unfolding situation in Afghanistan, after explosions caused casualties and rattled the area outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

Republicans in Congress are up in arms because 13 Americans were sadly killed by a suicide bomber at Kabul airport. 120,000-plus Americans and other nationalities were successfully evacuated. To put it in perspective, 13 deaths is roughly equivalent to the number of people killed by guns in the US every day -- controls on which Republicans fiercely resist.

The vast majority of Republican politicians never served in the armed forces. Ex-President Trump went to great lengths to avoid doing so. I believe their statements are expressed exclusively for political reasons -- making light of the sacrifices of others. Biden’s son, on the other hand, served in the Iraq war before dying of cancer.

Whose opinion do you trust?

Frank Fish, Taylorsville

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