By Dana Loesch
We saw a revolving door of officials yoke an entire generation to an ever-changing mission creep redefined by each new politician’s politics.
Brian Williams expected people to hand Biden a participation trophy because Biden wandered away from Camp David to not really accept responsibility:
“I hope he gets to own their deaths, too.”
Biden didn’t accept responsibility, he tried to blame it on everyone else from the Afghan military to Trump and the Doha agreement. The question was never whether or not we were going to withdraw — that was a necessity — the question pertained to how we were going to do it. The Doha agreement was about stopping the Taliban from AirBnB’ing Afghanistan as a terror base for other jihadi groups like they did with Al Qaeda before 9/11. Trump withdrew all but 2500 troops as a residual force. Taliban refused to end the association so a full withdrawal seemed unlikely, but possible. Biden was no more bound to the Doha agreement than Trump was to Obama’s Iran agreement or Paris Accord. Biden already extended the May deadline to September but then ignored all counsel of his military advisers who wanted to leave 2500 troops in Kabul as a precaution while increasing diplomacy. Biden had no problem ending Trump’s “remain in Mexico” policy or reversing Trump’s position on the Paris accord, so why now is he acting as though the Doha agreement is suddenly and somehow binding? It’s a dodge of responsibility, plain and simple.
Biden partly blamed the Afghan military; the Afghan military was patterned after our own U.S. forces — but our practice of uniting around the principle of liberty rather than ethnicities or sects isn’t how Afghans operate. Afghanistan is comprised of various tribal affiliations and getting everyone to work for the common goal is a different approach. Also unsuccessful: cutting off air support leaving them exponentially less effective.
Here’s the issue: There are no good options for leaving, just options that would have prevented the fecal storm we saw all over the news the past 24 hours. We were in Afghanistan to rout out Al Qaeda from the country after they used it not just as their HQ but for their terror training camps. Afterwards we saw a revolving door of officials yoke an entire generation to an ever-changing mission creep redefined by each new politician’s politics.
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