President Biden’s “The Buck Stops Here…But Let Me Blame Everyone Else First” speech on the fall of Afghanistan was a pack of lies. Here’s proof.
After the shockingly rapid Taliban takeover of Kabul, Joe was shamed into coming back to the White House from his Camp David vaycay on Monday to address the nation.
During his brief speech, Biden insisted that he stands by his decision to withdraw troops and that “the buck stops here”… but he also blamed former President Trump as well as the Afghan leaders and soldiers for the disastrous withdrawal.
He then went right back to Camp David without taking a single question.
A New York Times article states that despite the confidence expressed by the Biden-Harris administration, behind the scenes, intelligence agents were warning that the withdrawal could be an absolute disaster.
Classified assessments by American spy agencies over the summer painted an increasingly grim picture of the prospect of a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and warned of the rapid collapse of the Afghan military, even as President Biden and his advisers said publicly that was unlikely to happen as quickly, according to current and former American government officials.
By July, many intelligence reports grew more pessimistic, questioning whether any Afghan security forces would muster serious resistance and whether the government could hold on in Kabul, the capital. President Biden said on July 8 that the Afghan government was unlikely to fall and that there would be no chaotic evacuations of Americans similar to the end of the Vietnam War.
Here is what Biden said on July 8:
Despite Biden’s assurances that the Afghan military would repel the Taliban, the warnings from intel agencies continued.
The drumbeat of warnings over the summer raise questions about why Biden administration officials, and military planners in Afghanistan, seemed ill-prepared to deal with the Taliban’s final push into Kabul, including a failure to ensure security at the main airport and rushing thousands more troops back to the country to protect the United States’ final exit.
One report in July — as dozens of Afghan districts were falling and Taliban fighters were laying siege to several major cities — laid out the growing risks to Kabul, noting that the Afghan government was unprepared for a Taliban assault, according to a person familiar with the intelligence.
Intelligence agencies predicted that should the Taliban seize cities, a cascading collapse could happen rapidly and the Afghan security forces were at high risk of falling apart. It is unclear whether other reports during this period presented a more optimistic picture about the ability of the Afghan military and the government in Kabul to withstand the insurgents.
Source: New York Times
POLITICO reports that Biden is a “micro-manager” and with regard to the withdrawal in Afghanistan, “he overruled his top military advisers and ignored the near-unanimous view of the Washington foreign policy establishment.”
Let’s be frank, we all know why this happened as it did.
President Biden wanted to end America’s longest war before the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. That’s why the pull-out date was August 31, 2021.
He wanted to have the photo-op and the accolades that went along with ending the unpopular “forever war” halfway around the world.
Joe Biden has been opposing the continued U.S. military presence in Afghanistan for more than a decade.
When he was Senator Joe Biden in the early days of the war in Afghanistan, he was a big proponent for “nation-building” even though he said in his August 16 address, “Our mission in Afghanistan was never supposed to have been nation-building.”
By the time he became Vice President, however, Biden had soured on keeping troops in Afghanistan and believed that U.S. troops had to leave no matter what the cost was. He was even willing to leave the Afghan women and girls at the mercy of the Taliban.
By the time Biden became vice president in 2009, the disastrous war in Iraq, the endemic corruption of the Afghan government, and the return of the Taliban had made him a deep skeptic of the American commitment. He became the Obama administration’s strongest voice for getting out of Afghanistan. In 2010, he told Richard Holbrooke, Obama’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, that the U.S. had to leave Afghanistan regardless of the consequences for women or anyone else. According to Holbrooke’s diary, when he asked about American obligations to Afghans like the girl in the Kabul school, Biden replied with a history lesson from the final U.S. withdrawal from Southeast Asia in 1973: “Fuck that, we don’t have to worry about that. We did it in Vietnam, Nixon and Kissinger got away with it.”
Source: The Atlantic
Here is the face of Biden’s “F*ck that.”
— Reza Khaasteh (@Khaaasteh) August 13, 2021
Women are begging to get into the airport to be evacuated.
In this heart-rending video, a young Afghan girl crying and begging to U.S. forces to be let inside the airport.
She says “Taliban is coming”.pic.twitter.com/6ETkSF4Wto
— Ahmer Khan (@ahmermkhan) August 18, 2021
These women and girls are at the mercy of the Taliban. They’re going door-to-door compiling lists of girls 12 and up to be “married” to Taliban fighters. It’s sanctioned rape, and Biden didn’t care that that would be the result.
It’s not just the women and girls, either. The lives of Christians are on the line.
Now we have an utter disaster unfolding in real-time in Afghanistan.
The viral photo of a chopper in Kabul is reminiscent of the iconic photo of the evacuation in Saigon, but this is so much worse.
While the repeat of the evacuation of Saigon is atrocious, the more disturbing concern is a repeat of the Iranian Hostage Crisis.
Leaving thousands of Americans and Afghans who assisted the United States for 20 years stranded as the Taliban sets up check-points leaves that an open possibility.
In his August 16 address, Biden said “I will not repeat the mistakes we’ve made in the past.”
He did exactly that.
We’ll just have to wait and see if it’s only going to be the repeat of the evacuation of Saigon, or if we’re going to live through a complete re-run of the Carter administration including having Americans held hostage by a hostile Islamist regime.