Remember when Biden initiated a disastrous withdrawal of Afghanistan, one that was so horrifically executed that apparently Saigon apparently appeared to be a master class in clean withdrawals?
Remember when Biden claimed in one of the (very few) public statements on the crisis that he was merely following the advice of military generals, or that he was acting in accordance with military guidance?
In case you may not remember, consider the exchange with George Stephanopoulos below, one of the few interviewers that Biden permitted to come near him during the crisis (so much for freedom of the press under Biden).
“So no one told — your military advisors did not tell you, ‘No, we should just keep 2,500 troops. It’s been a stable situation for the last several years. We can do that. We can continue to do that’?” [Source: The Daily Wire]
In other words, Stephanopoulos explicitly asked Biden about whether or not 2,500 troops should remain in the nation, from his generals’ standpoint.
“No. No one said that to me that I can recall. Look, George, the reason why it’s been stable for a year is because the last president said, ‘We’re leaving. And here’s the deal I wanna make with you, Taliban. We’re agreeing to leave if you agree not to attack us between now and the time we leave on May the 1st.’” [Source: The Daily Wire]
“That I can recall.”
Turns out Biden “recalled” the advice he received rather incorrectly.
Plus, one has to love the fact that Biden mentions how “stable” Afghanistan had been for a year, indirectly providing Trump with another compliment on his own presidency.
Regardless, after the latest admissions from General Milley, who has recently dominated headlines for effectively going behind Trump’s back with China, one becomes even more aware of just how little Biden does “recall” about that entire state of affairs.
“I won’t share my personal recommendation to the president, but I will give you my honest opinion and my honest opinion and view shaped my recommendation … And I recommended that we maintain 2,500 troops in Afghanistan.”[Source: Fox News]
In other words, Biden completely blew off Milley, and he also informed the rest of the nation that he never received advice for keeping 2,500 troops in Afghanistan.
Except Milley has now said the opposite. Oops.
White House Press Secretary Psaki remains as an ardent a cheerleader as ever, however, proclaiming that advice had been “split” in an effort to cover up another Biden bungle.
“As @POTUS told ABC, ending the war in Afghanistan was in our national interest. He said advice was split, but consensus of top military advisors was 2500 troops staying meant escalation due to deal by the previous admin.” [Source: Fox News]
“Due to deal by the previous admin.”
Ah, well apparently Psaki had to depend on Trump in order to make any sort of defense. How convenient.
Defense Secretary Austin, however, revealed a more realistic take on the crisis.
“We need to consider some uncomfortable truths that we didn’t fully comprehend the depth of corruption and poor leadership in senior ranks, that we didn’t grasp the damaging effect of frequent and unexplained rotations by President Ghani of his commanders …
We didn’t anticipate the snowball effect caused by the deals that the Taliban commanders struck with local leaders in the wake of the Doha Agreement and that the Doha Agreement itself had a demoralizing effect on Afghan soldiers.” [Source: OANN]
So, in other words, the United States appeared to be a global idiot in its horrific withdrawal from Afghanistan, particularly since it apparently failed to take into account “the snowball effect” of the Taliban.
If 9/11 doesn’t convince more dimwitted Dems of the full horrors of the Taliban “snowball effect,” then what will?
Author: Jane Jones