Talk about disaster success.
Biden hopes to claim credit for Afghanistan’s withdrawal. This is measured by how many people were evacuated during the humanitarian and security crisis it created.
This is how an arsonist boasts about the number of fires he has put out.
Joe Biden said that anyone who has a memory of the days a few months ago will be able to recall quiet days when civilian airports were evacuated from terrorists and suicide bombers.
Biden, who refused air cover, caused the collapse of Afghanistan’s army. He then withdrew American troops before our diplomats, underestimated the Taliban offensive, and then captured Kabul flat-footed and scrambled. The local jury organized a desperate rescue, which shouldn’t have been necessary.
The powerful military capabilities of the United States were demonstrated when the U.S. flew more than 115,000 Kabul residents.
This is in no way a statement of President Biden’s resignation.
Evacuation is expensive. Our service personnel had to work in dangerous conditions because we outsourced security at the airport to Taliban. Last week, 13 of them were killed in an almost unavoidable attack. This is due to the fact that more Americans have been killed in action than in combat in Afghanistan over the past five years.
The most important indicator was then lost. We left behind hundreds of Americans who wanted to go. This betrayal was beyond comprehension before the Biden team began to prepare for the public one week ago.
It is difficult to believe that any American president before Jimmy Carter would abandon the Americans in battle. Theodore Roosevelt organized the US naval forces to save an American kidnapped by Moroccan pirates in 1904. Barack Obama sold five Guantanamo prisoners to Bowe Bergdahl in 2014.
Biden was driven to drive the last American out by his urge. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, he promised that he would do it. To fulfill his promise to Taliban, he evacuated before August 31 to keep his promise.
We still don’t know how many US green card holders are left behind, and we should feel obliged to them. According to some reports, the Taliban stopped our most trusted Afghan ally from traveling to the airport. This suggests that the Afghans that we evacuated were not necessarily the most dangerous.
Even though the evacuation was perfect, the underlying circumstances showed a horrible failure.