As one media pundit asked: if this isn’t a failure, what does failure actually look like?
Polls tell us that the public may have been generally supportive of an Afghanistan pullout, but they didn’t like how this pullout was pulled off.
Biden promised we would stay as long as necessary until everyone was evacuated — and then promptly changed his mind. Even military brass has gone on record saying we didn’t get everyone out who wanted to leave.
The Biden administration is quick to blame everyone but themselves.
General Milley, whose resignation has been called for by many, insists the operation was a success. Yeah, we’re not so sure about that, chief.
Milley can’t even admit that they messed up.
He insists that the Afghanistan evacuation went as planned.
Why do they think it is okay to lie to us so blatantly? pic.twitter.com/wnwowd3wMW
— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) September 5, 2021
The blame, to hear Milley tell it, belongs squarely on someone else’s shoulders. In this case, he blames the supposedly ‘unexpected’ collapse of the Afghani government. Clearly, he’s never read Jocko’s book about ‘extreme ownership’.
We can’t help but notice his failure to mention the fact that the Taliban had given Americans the choice whether to secure Kabul themselves or to let the Taliban do so… and the direct connection between delegating that task to the Taliban, with Americans being unable to reach the airport and being turned back at checkpoints. Precisely who made that particular decision Milley? Was that you, or was that Biden?
It’s a little tough to believe his claim that nobody expected the government to collapse as fast as it did, considering the phone call in which Biden was asking the then-president of Afghanistan to proclaim the situation as stable when they both knew it was being threatened by an estimated 10-15,000 Pakistan-backed terrorist fighters. Feel free to read the transcript for yourself to decide if there was any quid-pro-quo there.
“We are facing a full-scale invasion, composed of Taliban, full Pakistani planning and logistical support, and at least 10-15,000 international terrorists, predominantly Pakistanis thrown into this,” Ghani said. Afghan government officials, and U.S. experts, have consistently pointed to Pakistani support for the Taliban as key to the group’s resurgence –Read More here
The plan they executed — especially the part about removing the military before we evacuated the civilians — left everyone slack-jawed in disbelief.
But Milley calls this a great success. Are we missing something? Because that’s not how we’re seeing it at all.
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.