While Donald Trump continues to exhibit the leadership America so desperately needs, Joey Demento wants to pin his failures on his predecessor.
Of course, not even leftists believe this crisis would have unfolded under Trump’s command.
Not only did Biden’s unplanned hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan put our troops and civilians in danger, but the rescue operations continue to be bungled. At what point does someone who knows what the hell they’re doing take over?
The Biden Administration continues to screw the pooch on a daily basis. For example, Biden doesn’t even deny handing over a list of American names to the Taliban.
“There have been occasions where our military has contacted their military counterparts in the Taliban and said this bus is coming through…made up of the following group…let it through,” the president said. “Yes, there have been occasions like that.”
This list essentially doomed some Americans trying to get through to the airport.
Call it a KILL LIST
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Fox News adds:
“Absolutely reckless and horrific,” Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn tweeted. “The Biden Administration gave the Taliban a kill list while lying to us, saying they didn’t have details on every name and whereabouts. Every single person involved must resign or be impeached.”
Biden’s comment comes hours after 13 U.S. service members were killed in a suicide bombing carried out by ISIS-K outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
Officials told Fox News late Thursday that those killed included 10 Marines, two Army soldiers and a Navy corpsman, correcting earlier reports that 12 Marines were killed. Meanwhile, the Pentagon said that more than a dozen others had been injured in the attack.
There isn’t a soul that can’t connect the dots between Biden’s actions and the blood on his hands. But when backed into a corner of criticism, what does the President do?
Biden claims to have one of those “the buck stops here” attitudes. He tells us he’s to blame in one sentence, but tries to pin it on Trump in the next.
“I bear responsibility for, fundamentally, all that’s happened of late,” Biden said Thursday. “But, you know as well as I do that the former president made a deal with the Taliban to get all American forces out of Afghanistan by May 1.”
But Biden can go only so far in claiming that agreement boxed him in. It had an escape clause: The U.S. could have withdrawn from the accord if Afghan peace talks failed. They did fail, but Biden chose to stay in the agreement, although he delayed the complete pullout from May to September.
Fox News adds:
One day before the Doha deal, a top aide to chief U.S. negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad said the agreement was not irreversible, and “there is no obligation for the United States to withdraw troops if the Afghan parties are unable to reach agreement or if the Taliban show bad faith” during negotiations.
Biden has publicly stated that he would have removed all troops from Afghanistan even if Trump had not made the Doha arrangement.
The president has also credited Trump’s deal with the fact that the Taliban has not directly attacked American troops during the withdrawal.
Trump addressed critics of his plan in a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt on Thursday and said that a Taliban attack on U.S. troops in March would have caused him to end the agreement and strike the Taliban.
“We would not have stood for any soldiers or any Americans being killed or shot at or hurt in any way,” Trump said. “That was in there. And Hugh, for 18 months, not one American soldier was killed. Not one. Eighteen months. And that was because of the agreement.”
Trump added, “It was conditions-based. Now there were many other parts of the agreement also. And if they violated them, you know that, we went in and bombed the hell out of them, and they never would. They never would have come into Kabul.”
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo weighed in on the tragedy.
You can read his entire statement here. But the basic gist is this:
MIKE POMPEO: We were clear with the Taliban that we had this understanding–but you were going to live up to it. And we had a conditions-based withdrawal plan and we executed that. We were down from about 15,000 to a little over 2,500. And for the last 13 months of our administration, we didn’t have a single American attacked or a single American killed.
It wasn’t because of the piece of paper, that was the set of understandings. It was because the Taliban understood that if they acted against Americans and took on actions that were inconsistent with what they had promised to do, we’d respond and we did. We did it multiple times. When they pushed on us and the Trump administration, we responded with American power and American might, and we made clear to the Taliban that deterrence was going to be maintained. The difference was when the Biden administration came in, when the Taliban pushed, they withdrew. They showed weakness. The Taliban rolled it up.
In other words, we had a President that understood his role as Commander in Chief. And now we have Joe Biden, Property of China. Leader of Nothing.
It’s time the demented clown steps down!
We all know if Trump made this mess, he’d be impeached in a millisecond. Now, even Democrats want Biden to resign. Social media is peppered with statements like these:
“Although it is clear to me that we could not continue to put American servicemembers in danger for an unwinnable war, I also believe that the evacuation process appears to have been egregiously mishandled,” Rep. Susan Wild, D-Pa., tweeted Thursday. “In order to move forward, we need answers and accountability regarding the cascading failures that led us to this moment.”
At what point does America say “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?!”
We have dead soldiers. Dead civilians. Scared Americans. Trapped.
Why can’t Democrats just admit the Coup? Put a real leader at the helm. Even if it isn’t Donald Trump, it shouldn’t be Joe Biden.
Of course, Trump continues to exude leadership, which is exactly what we need, especially right now.
“Melania and I send our deepest condolences to the families of our brilliant and brave Service Members whose duty to the U.S.A. meant so much to them,” Trump said in a statement Thursday hours before Biden addressed the American people. “Our thoughts are also with the families of the innocent civilians who died today in the savage Kabul attack. This tragedy should never have been allowed to happen, which makes our grief even deeper and more difficult to understand. May God Bless the U.S.A.”