File this under: “I’m not surprised.” Apparently, President Biden tried to throw his weight around in a foreign country. Where have I heard that before?
This time, it was the Afghan president on the receiving end of Biden’s threats.
Surely, we should be hearing calls for an impeachment. Heck, a court martial even. But I won’t hold my breath. Still, it seems our president is no stranger to playing “playground bully.”
Fox news elaborates:
President Biden stressed the need for changing the “perception” of the Taliban’s progress in Afghanistan, “whether it is true or not,” during a phone call with former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani less than four weeks before Kabul collapsed, according to a new report.
According to a transcript of the July 23 presidential call reviewed by Reuters, Biden didn’t anticipate the Taliban’s rapid advance across Afghanistan, which ended when they stormed Kabul on Aug. 15 and Ghani fled the presidential palace. Instead, Biden focused much of the 14-minute call on the Afghan government’s “perception” problem, Reuters reported.
“I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban,” Biden said. “And there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.”
At the time of the call, the Taliban controlled about half of Afghanistan’s district centers. Biden urged Ghani to hold a press conference with other prominent Afghan leaders to outline a new military strategy, which he argued would “change perception, and that will change an awful lot I think,” Reuters reported.
“We are going to continue to fight hard, diplomatically, politically, economically, to make sure your government not only survives, but is sustained and grows,” Biden said.
Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, echoed similar concerns in a follow-up call with Ghani later that day, which did not include Biden, Reuters reported.
“The perception in the United States, in Europe and the media sort of thing is a narrative of Taliban momentum, and a narrative of Taliban victory,” Milley reportedly said. “And we need to collectively demonstrate and try to turn that perception, that narrative around.”
Sadly, the only thing Biden or General Milley cared about was changing perception. At no time did they want to change reality.
I’ve written many stories about the withdrawal from Afghanistan. It is a military catastrophe larger than any crisis I’ve witnessed in my lifetime. Our president lied to us every step of the way. And not to protect national security, or carry out top secret missions. But to live in denial.
If you want an exact list of Biden’s lies, click here. But I’m guessing you don’t need the list to know Biden really screwed the pooch, again.
I’ll give you the Cliff’s Notes version.
Here are a few more Biden lies:
- The Taliban can be trusted.
- They are not angry with America.
- Americans had safe access to the airport and plenty of time to get out.
- We won’t leave a single American or ally behind.
- No one saw this disaster coming.
- The Administration planned for every contingency.
But here’s the REAL truth:
The Taliban is going door-to-door executing the Afghanis who worked with us over the past two decades. It’s a blood bath. Millions of women and little girls now must prepare for the rape and torture ahead. Our NATO allies no longer trust us. And we should prepare for the war to make it’s way to our homeland, as the Taliban seeks revenge.
Same old Biden. Same old lies. Only the consequences run much deeper this time. With an ally like Biden, who needs an enemy?