The official excuse Joe’s people keep giving us is that their hands were tied because Trump had backed Joe into a corner with a drop-dead date for leaving.
The OTHER part of their excuse was that there ‘was no plan’.
So… which is it? Those two ideas seem to be at odds with each other, don’t they?
That’s because neither of those narratives line up with what the Trump administration’s actual play on the ground was.
John Solomon invited Kash Patel to explain some of these claims on his podcast. Here’s what he said.
First off, as many of us have said before, there was no ‘date certain’ by which America was obligated to leave. Every detail of this ‘negotiated departure’ was explicitly understood to be ‘conditions-based’.
If certain benchmarks for moving forward were not achieved, they would be no forward progress on the departure schedule. Period. Any dates mentioned could be adjusted as required.
Under the Trump plan, the Taliban and the Afghan government had to meet certain criteria if they wanted the U.S. to help them establish “a peaceful, negotiated government in Afghanistan without U.S. troop presence,” Patel explained. “The main component of that was an all-out rejection of al Qaeda and ISIS.”
If the Taliban and then-Afghan government wanted U.S. funds, “training and assistance in some form of military presence,” they would all “have to sit down at the table with each other, like they were doing in Doha,” Patel continued, and the U.S. would assist them in reaching an agreement for an interim government with then-President Ashraf Ghani.
…”American citizens would be drawn out first, safely, and we would identify them through the process that is in place when you methodically do something with the military, the State Department, and the intelligence community,” he explained. “There’s a difference when you evacuate versus proactively go get them.”
The plan, he said, “was to make sure we got to every American before we left the military, before we left Bagram [Air Base], before we left equipment, and left a crisis like the Biden administration did.”
As for the plan for leaving Bagram Air Base, Patel said that it was “the very last thing we do in country after Americans were out, after our equipment was out and/or destroyed, after the thousands of detainees at Bagram were adjudicated” and airlifted out of the country. —JustTheNews
Now THAT sounds like a workable plan.
The administration was also talking about big-picture solutions like peace deals, the harboring of terrorists, protection of American citizens, and having a plan for all of our equipment.
It is unthinkable that under Trump’s plan we could have seen images of Taliban terrorists filming themselves with their ‘loot’ of American guns, equipment, Humvees, helicopters, not to mention an unthinkable amount of money in stacked US dollars so carelessly left behind.
And yet, somehow, the ‘big brains’ in Joe’s Administration did exactly that.
And we all know why they did it, don’t we?
Because this guy insisted on it.
Check out Doug’s latest book, The Art of Joe: The Political Brilliance of President Biden. If you have left-leaning family members, workmates, or classmates, to buy several copies and place them in common areas. Make sure you have your video camera ready for when they pick it up and thumb through it because they will be triggered which will make for a great viral video to share across social media. Also, buy a couple for the GOP NeverTrumpers that you know. Finally, both the book’s cover and the epilogue, Notable Quotable Joe are worth the price of admission. We’ve included before and after Biden on Afghanistan. Jen Psaki will no likey this book, but you will. BTW, the book is 95% bereft of any content. Just like Biden’s head.