Where is Joe Biden?— GOP (@GOP) August 16, 2021
With the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, America is now less safe.— GOP (@GOP) August 16, 2021
This is the latest real world, horrific consequence of Biden’s weak foreign policy.
Two people die when they fall from a US military plane that they had tried to cling to as it took off from Kabul airportpic.twitter.com/Et5xcoOjv6— Alfons López Tena (@alfonslopeztena) August 16, 2021
TFW Biden mans up and does the right thing (which Trump promised to do, but cucked out in a stupefied fog of blundering stupidity, castrated incompetence, and quaking cowardice).— Heraclitean?Fire 2.0 (@Heraclitean_v2) August 16, 2021
We lit and we out. ?? pic.twitter.com/2YwmSB7toa
Seems like the most likely scenario. Portly Pentagon brass loved ignoring and subverting President Trump’s orders. The next Republican President must drain the Pentagon swamp! https://t.co/cZut1X1Eq5— The Columbia Bugle ?? (@ColumbiaBugle) August 16, 2021
Yes. That's next.— mrvegas (@mrvegas95214342) August 16, 2021
But don't worry.
This guy's on our side. pic.twitter.com/m42v88xHEf
We’re out of Afghanistan and that is all that matters. This is also one of the most peaceful sacks and conquests that I can remember. It is usually a lot worse than this.
“The Taliban regime is coming to an end,” announced President George W. Bush at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on December 12, 2001 — almost twenty years ago today. Five months later, Bush vowed: “In the United States of America, the terrorists have chosen a foe unlike they have faced before. . . . We will stay until the mission is done.” Four years after that, in August of 2006, Bush announced: “Al Qaeda and the Taliban lost a coveted base in Afghanistan and they know they will never reclaim it when democracy succeeds. . . . The days of the Taliban are over. The future of Afghanistan belongs to the people of Afghanistan.”
For two decades, the message Americans heard from their political and military leaders about the country’s longest war was the same. America is winning. The Taliban is on the verge of permanent obliteration. The U.S. is fortifying the Afghan security forces, which are close to being able to stand on their own and defend the government and the country. …
On September 4, 2013, then-Lt. Gen. Milley — now Biden’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — complained that the media was not giving enough credit to the progress they had made in building up the Afghan national security forces: “This army and this police force have been very, very effective in combat against the insurgents every single day,” Gen. Milley insisted.
None of this was true. It was always a lie, designed first to justify the U.S’s endless occupation of that country and, then, once the U.S. was poised to withdraw, to concoct a pleasing fairy tale about why the prior twenty years were not, at best, an utter waste. That these claims were false cannot be reasonably disputed as the world watches the Taliban take over all of Afghanistan as if the vaunted “Afghan national security forces” were china dolls using paper weapons. But how do we know that these statements made over the course of two decades were actual lies rather than just wildly wrong claims delivered with sincerity? …”
Biden was misinformed by the “intelligence community” and Gen. Milley and the rest of these generals. So was Obama and Trump who were given the same runaround by the national security establishment.
Isn’t it interesting how some progressives sound like traditional conservatives on this issue and have learned something from history and experience and some conservative sound like starry eyed progressives who have learned nothing from this twenty year misbegotten occupation?