After hiding out in his basement for four days, Joe Biden (I refuse to call him “President”), on Monday finally addressed his man-caused disaster unfolding in Afghanistan. That entire presentation was a mind-boggling litany of bald-faced lies and misdirections. We’ll go through each statement.
Lie #1. Biden claimed his hands were tied because of the agreements President Trump made with the Taliban.
Of course blaming Trump was the predictable first step, but why were his hands tied? He reversed every other Trump policy. What stopped him here? Furthermore, he mischaracterized the deal Trump made. It was contingent upon the Taliban keeping their word, and did not envision abandoning Afghanistan altogether as Biden has done. It meant continuing to provide air support and intelligence, and certainly not abandoning Bagram airfield or allowing the Taliban to seize military hardware.
Biden ignored all military advice in taking the rash, unprecedented action of ordering our military out in the middle of the night. This was not a withdrawal, it was abandonment—a complete abdication of responsibility that is leading to a massive humanitarian crisis.
Lie #2. This was his biggest lie. He said that he didn’t want to send more of our men-at-arms into harm’s way to die in a war already 20 years old.
No one asked him to.
Biden said this to misdirect our attention away from this calamitous outcome by tugging at our heart strings. We all wanted to see an end to the squandering of precious lives and resources in this war that seemed to go nowhere. However, over the past year, no American lives have been lost in combat. Since 2014, there have been a total of 92 U.S. combat casualties.
He sounded sickeningly self-righteous in pronouncing his determination to stay out of Afghanistan to avoid further U.S. casualties. Yet now he is sending 7,000 troops back into Afghanistan to rescue Americans and some Afghans (certainly not all who probably need it) from the disaster he created. This is over three times the number of Americans in Afghanistan before our withdrawal last month. And this is primarily to minimize the horrible optics for Biden and the Democrats. It seems obvious they couldn’t care less about anything else.
It only became necessary because we abandoned Bagram airport in the middle of the night, at the last moment, without even warning the Afghan commander. What responsible leader would ever do such a thing?
And will those Afghans they rescue be vetted by the utterly corrupt DHS? The Special Immigrant Visa program, designed for Iraqis and Afghanis who assisted us in war, is absolutely mired in fraud. Likely we will get some jihadis in the mix. We have before. Jihad Watch read more