The President looked weak, tired, and very, very old.
President Biden was determined to withdraw troops before the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and it didn’t matter what the cost was.
The cost on Thursday included the deaths of 13 U.S. troops, dozens of Afghan civilians including children, and multiple injuries after ISIS bombers attacked the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
The Biden-Harris administration has been absolutely tone-deaf with the entire situation that they created with the bungled withdrawal in Afghanistan.
After complete silence from the White House for hours, the President was scheduled to address the nation at 5 pm, but (as usual) he was late. Twenty-five minutes after his speech was scheduled to start, he finally began his rambling, incoherence.
It was a bizarre presser with Biden going through a range of emotions. He spoke at length about his son Beau who served in the Delaware National Guard and died of a brain tumor in 2015, whom he called the U.S. Attorney in Kosovo — which makes no sense. The attempt was probably empathy for the 13 lives lost of those who were serving their country, but it appeared narcissistic — making it about Biden’s grief rather than the grief of the entire nation in mourning on the deadliest day for U.S. troops in a decade.
He mumbled and slurred, and got strangely animated at some points.
Biden said of the troops who died today, “The lives we lost today were lives given in the service of freedom, the service of security and the service of others. In the service of America. Like their fellow brothers and sisters who have died defending our vision and values in the fight against terrorism, of today’s fallen, they are part of a great noble company of American heroes.”
Biden did talk tough and insisted that those who orchestrated the attack will pay, “We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.”
After handing over Afghanistan to a bunch of medieval pedophile terrorists, no one can possibly believe that.
“We are not deterred by terrorists,” said Biden ridiculously just a day after caving to the Taliban’s “red line” August 31 evacuation date.
“We will not let them stop our mission. We continue with the evacuation. I have also instructed my commanders to develop operational plans to attack ISIS-K assets, leadership and facilities. We will respond with strength and precision to our time, to the place we choose, and the moment of our choice,” he said.
Then, he got teally tough, “Here’s what you need to know: These ISIS terrorists will not win. We’ll save the Americans in there. We will get our Afghan allies out, and our mission will continue.”
“America will not be intimidated and I have full confidence in our brave military personnel who will continue to carry out this mission with courage and honor to save lives and get Americans, our partners and our Afghan allies out of Afghanistan,” said the President.
He said something about communicating with Military leaders through letters.
The whole thing was just weird.
He spent almost 30 entire minutes in the public eye which was quite a feat.
Happening Now: President Biden delivers remarks on the terror attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport, and the U.S. service members and Afghan victims killed and wounded. https://t.co/cYjfucz0Fl
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 26, 2021
Biden took questions, but it started off in a weird way… he had a prepared list of reporters and then said that he was “instructed” to call on was NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell first.
Joe Biden “The first person I was instructed to call on” pic.twitter.com/14ncCw2moZ
— Christian Martinez (@C_RMartinez) August 26, 2021
Who the hell is running things? It clearly isn’t the President.
But it did get interesting when Joe shoved the list aside and chose Fox News White House Correspondent, Peter Doocy to ask a question.
Doocy pressed Biden on whether he bears responsibility for the deaths of 13 U.S. troops.
Biden immediately blamed Trump for making a deal with the Taliban.
We all know that is total B.S.
There hasn’t been a single thing that Trump did that Biden hasn’t been giddily undoing since the moment after his inauguration. Why would he keep this deal?
Biden wanted the accolades that withdrawing all U.S. troops before the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
He will have the disgraceful distinction of the worst foreign policy disaster in a generation that has cost at least 13 U.S. lives…so far.
The Democrats tried to impeach President Trump over a phone call.
President Biden is incompetent, incoherent, and clearly not in control. Today, his bungled withdrawal in Afghanistan has needlessly cost American lives.
It’s time to hold Biden accountable.
Hat tip to Caleb Hull for the amazing photo that captured this presser perfectly.
Even Joe Biden’s sign language interpreter gave up. pic.twitter.com/yTXsJyQQJw
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) August 26, 2021