Biden simply cannot “recall” the most pertinent details regarding the horrifically botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.
After multiple days of silence, Biden finally deigned to give an interview to George Stephanopoulos in the White House, though the interview hardly left Americans brimming with confidence over Biden’s competence.
Quite the contrary.
Over the course of the interview, Stephanopoulos pressed Biden on whether or not he had been advised by various generals for maintaining 2,500 troops on the ground, to which Biden delivered one of the most stunning replies of the entire interview.
“No. No one said that to me that I can recall.” [Source: Breitbart]
Too bad Biden does not “recall” the fact that several generals, not to mention intelligence reports, strongly advised leaving some troops on the ground.
Then again, Biden oftentimes cannot “recall” where he’s been or who he’s even talking to, though he can apparently “recall” that Hunter is “the smartest guy” he knows.
Biden bungled the interview even further by proceeding to blame Afghanis for the crisis, which is not only absurd, but also unconscionable from a media optics standpoint.
“Well, the question was whether or not it – the idea that the Taliban would take over was premised on the notion that the, that somehow, the 300,000 troops we had trained and equipped was gonna just collapse, they were gonna give up. I don’t think anybody anticipated that.” [Source: Fox News]
However, Biden was also wildly inaccurate about the number of troops, as the real number of Afghani troops does not even begin to approach 300,000, even when counting “ghost soldiers” who did not receive pay.
Stephanopoulos also asked whether or not the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan was largely due to “failure of intelligence, planning, execution or judgment,” and at that point, Biden apparently had difficulty forming a complete sentence.
“Look, I don’t think it was a fa — look, it was a simple choice, George. When the — when the Taliban — let me back — put it another way. When you had the government of Afghanistan, the leader of that government get in a plane and taking off and going to another country, when you saw the significant collapse of the ta — of the — Afghan troops we had trained — up to 300,000 of them just leaving their equipment and taking off, that was — you know, I’m not — this — that — that’s what happened.” [Source: Breitbart]
So many issues appear in this statement that it’s hard to know where exactly to begin.
First off, with regards to “the significant collapse of the ta — of the — Afghan troops we had trained,” was Biden literally about to say “the Taliban … we had trained?”
To be fair, the Taliban sure did take over U.S. military equipment rather rapidly, which would lend credence to Biden’s rather clear slip, though one would certainly hope that Biden and his cronies would not stoop low enough to equate the Taliban with Afghanis who assisted the West.
Though according to the “Squad,” the Taliban is apparently the same as the United States anyway.
Needless to say, Biden didn’t even answer the question posed to him and concluded with a bunch of stammering, with encouraging sentiments such as “I’m not — this — that — that’s what happened.”
No wonder calls are amplifying for Biden’s resignation, with one of the strongest calls emanating from Representative Chris Stewart, who has ample military experience.
“As someone who served in the armed forces for fourteen years, watching our military leaders express more concern about the ‘existential threats’ of white rage and climate change than the combat mission they were responsible for feels nothing but tragic …
Competent military leadership could have withdrawn our forces in an orderly fashion, creating benchmarks and priorities that would have prevented the current situation. Neither the President nor the Pentagon did any of that.” [Source: Breitbart]
Exactly. Looks like the Pentagon should spend a bit less time on CRT and a whole lot more time on basic competence and strategy.
Unless, of course, the incompetence is by design …
Stewart also noted that allowing numerous weapons, classified documents, and other highly sensitive items to go straight into the hands of the Taliban is “inexcusable” while failing to help Afghani allies is “incomprehensible.”
Needless to say, the apparent inability to defend the U.S. embassy is a total “disgrace.”
Representative Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), who switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party in 2020 while also throwing his support behind Trump, also issued strong calls for resignation.
Not only of Biden, but of virtually everyone of significance in the Democrat Party.
“With this administration it is failure after failure after failure. Honest to God, I cannot believe I’m saying this, it literally is time for this president to resign. It is time for this vice president to resign. It is time for the Senate president and Speaker to resign. We need new people, even new Democrats, hopefully that are moderates. We can’t keep doing this.” [Source: Breitbart]
No, we can’t.
Author: Jane Jones