Failure upon failure
Yesterday, after the news broke that US Marines were killed in a bombing in Kabul, I sat staring at a blank Word document struggling to find the words to describe the utter failure of Joe Biden’s Afghanistan pull-out. But I was so blind with rage, the only thoughts I could formulate consisted of profanity-laced venom.
I typed a few F-bomb-laden sentences, then deleted them again. After about twenty minutes, I gave up.
The fact that Biden’s pullout culminated in the death of Americans could’ve been predicted by anyone with even a passing knowledge of this disastrous chain of events.
Biden’s bungling withdrawal from Afghanistan has been failure upon failure from the very start.
If the objective was “Withdraw from a 20 year war” it could’ve been managed in a way that didn’t result in Americans stranded and US servicemen killed.
But the objective for Biden was “Withdraw from Afghanistan in time for me to spike the football on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.”
And therein lies the problem.
This timetable was politically motivated, not tactically planned.
And when you start from a foundation of failure, what else can you build but more failure?
In no time after Biden announced in April he would have us out by 9/11, the Taliban began to move, taking cities in the northern provinces.
Despite the emboldened Taliban gobbling up key cities and trade routes in the north, President Biden ordered Bagram Air Base shut down.
Less than a week later, Biden was back before the press bragging that things were going so swimmingly that he was moving the withdrawal date up to August 31.
And the Taliban kept moving.
Within weeks, Taliban fighters were moving on western Afghanistan, targeting the city of Herat. At the same time, Taliban fighters were headed to the south fighting to seize the city of Lashkar Gah – just a stone’s throw from Kandahar.
And this administration pressed on, vowing that the August 31 deadline was still on target.
Despite the speed with which the Taliban was taking over cities, the Biden administration kept living the dream that the US could maintain a consular presence in this mess of a country. When the fighting moved out of the northern provinces, a sane administration would have ordered every American out of the country.
Of course a sane administration also would have maintained control of their one military base a short drive from Kabul so that Americans in Afghanistan could’ve been evacuated from there.
Then Herat, Lashkar Gah and Kandahar fell to the Taliban. They had Kabul surrounded from north, west and south.
The Afghan forces could do nothing to stop the Taliban. They had no US air support. How could they? We had no base in Afghanistan anymore. We abandoned it six weeks before, in the middle of the night, without telling anyone we were leaving.
Failure upon failure.
So here we were, stuck with only the airport in the middle of Afghanistan’s largest city as our exfiltration point. Mobs of people – both those who should be evacuated and those who just wanted to get the hell out – roiled at every gate.
What a target-rich environment this failure of an administration created.
It certainly helped that the Taliban freed every prisoner on their way to Kabul. So all those ISIS fighters languishing behind bars were freed by their supposed “bitter enemy” the Taliban. Freed to carry out terror attacks on a ready-made target-rich environment.
And, yesterday, they made full use of it.
Now twelve Marines and one Navy corpsman are dead, many more American servicemen are injured and hundreds of Afghans are dead or injured.
Failure upon failure.
We deserved a full accounting from the White House. The American people deserved answers.
And what we got for nearly eight hours was deafening silence. The State Department cancelled its press briefing and went into hiding. The White House went dark. Not one single word from the alleged Commander-in-Chief.
And when he finally poked his head out of his hidey hole, Joe Biden, desperate to cloak himself in sympathy, invoked the name of his dead son Beau. Because that’s what Biden does when he’s cornered.
He feigned emotion and pretended to be near tears. But as soon as reporters started asking him challenging questions, the veneer of “compassionate” leader who “knows your pain because, did I mention my son is dead?” alternated between scornful, dismissive laughter and seething rage.
Was he seething with rage over the thirteen dead servicemen?
He was seething with rage that Peter Doocy asked him a question he didn’t like.
Watch this exchange. See how white Joe’s knuckles get as he grips that binder tighter and tighter:
Did he put his head down in grief?
He put his head down to hide his growing fury that a reporter dared to challenge him.
I’ve said before, I saved Biden’s Afghanistan speeches from April and July. I’ve read every word of them more than once. Let me tell you something. Joe Biden was boastful, swaggering and self-congratulatory over his decision to pull out of Afghanistan before September 11. At no point in either of those speeches did he express frustration over anything Donald Trump did. Instead, he was spiking the football before the opening kickoff.
But when Joe gets cornered, he has two deflector shields he deploys to protect himself – his dead son Beau and “It’s Trump’s fault.”
Biden is an arrogant, weak, disastrous failure. And the world is paying the price.
Last night, still livid over what happened, I saw a clip from Jesse Kelly’s appearance on Tucker Carlson that pretty much encapsulated exactly how I was feeling.
I want to close by sending you to read a couple of columns from Townhall.
First, this column by Matt Vespa, “Biden’s ‘Cold Political Calculation’ on Afghanistan Just Blew Up in His Face.”
Here’s the opening ‘graph:
Joe Biden made a calculation on a foreign policy initiative and was wrong. Dead wrong. Should we be shocked? The man has been the village idiot on American foreign policy for the past four decades. He has a prickly relationship with the military. He thinks he’s smarter than he is—which has led to big problems sort of like the fiasco we have in Afghanistan. Our withdrawal is a total calamity, and now we have dead Americans. At least 10 US Marines are dead in the terror attacks that occurred in Kabul today. Two bombings rocked the capital. It was near the airport which has been a source of chaos for days. This was bound to happen. Biden actually ‘knocked on wood’ concerning the situation when interviewed by ABC News last week.
And then Larry O’Connor’s column “The Danger of Biden’s Fragile Ego.”
After the tragic terror attacks in Kabul today, we are now venturing into extremely dangerous political waters that require wisdom, discipline, and strength… three attributes that our current American president is woefully lacking.
Yes, Joe Biden is a weak, narcissistic man. And he knows it. This is the danger.
When weak men want to prove to the world (literally to the world in this case) that they are not the weak men we all see that they are, there is a danger that they will present some grand gesture of strength to overcompensate for their weakness.
In the case of Joe Biden, this grand gesture of strength will be at the expense of young Americans who wear the uniform of our military. The very real danger right now is that this president will try to prove his courage and strength by exploiting the courage and strength of our troops by putting them in even greater danger than they already are due to this president’s weakness.
Both of those columns were written before Biden finally deigned to address the nation about yesterday’s attacks. And when he did eventually emerge, the Joe Biden both Vespa and O’Connor described was on full display.
The man occupying the seat of President and Commander-in-Chief is an utter fool and a disastrous failure.
And the American people will continue paying the price – some have already paid with their lives.
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15 thoughts on “Failure upon failure”
I have two words that encapsulate what is going to happen after August 31: Grassy knoll
This is all by design. Biden’s puppeteers desperately want the US taken down so the NWO/great reset can be fully implemented. Finish losing the war, humiliate the US on the world’s stage, destroy any confidence previously held by our “allies”, stoke up the domestic race and class wars to ignite a civil war, bankrupt the country with the “infrastructure/democrat wish list spending bill”, eliminate any vestige of morals or ethics with the push to institute the LGBTQwhatever agenda, demoralize and dehumanize the population with renewed, useless covid mitigation measures, mandate a poisonous jab, which will likely render sterile or kill millions, and the US ceases to exist as a viable entity. Get the cattle cars and camps ready.
well they should see now that none of that is going to work out they way they think it is; right? i mean if the taliban can shut them down, why can’t we?
He is no fool. He is severely demented. What is happening is a far left dream. They (Obama et. al.) hate our country and want to destroy it any way possible. On top of this they want us in endless and unpayable debt (to destroy the dollar, ending it’s roll as an international standrd of trade, and destroy our economy with a worthkess dollar and high inflation). They want to creat racism where none exists, end free speech and end legitamate elections. The left is evil !
Displaying the true Biden didn’t even require a photoshop.
Underneath it all, Biden is a deeply insecure fellow.
And not without some considerable justification.
Thanks Dianny, with this thoughtful article you have changed the unhappy trajectory of emotion. I now can offer a somewhat (darkly) humorous comment.
Bank Cashier: Mr. Biden, a completed and valid bank deposit slip has been submitted and authorized by your own hand. The amount column totals as — The BUCK
Biden is a fool and has always been a fool throughout his political career. Unfortunately, he is now a fool with dementia. Like many, as I was watching this unfold, I felt heartsick and so angry over such an unnecessary loss of life. I just read Larry O’Connor’s column and agree that we are seeing this narcissitic and weak personality fully on display. I am so frightened for those who are still there. I also can’t help but feel that those who voted for this man bear some responsibility in this, although I’m sure some would disagree. The cognitive impairments have been there long before he entered the White House, and were very hard to miss. But because Donald Trump made “mean tweets”, we somehow needed Biden who was promoted as more ethical, smarter, and more empathetic than President Trump, and we were informed that the adults would be in charge. My understanding was that the mean tweets were directed mostly at mean people, many of whom deserved to be called out on their words and behavior. Unfortunately, people who experience cognitive decline, seem to revert back to an almost childlike state of mind and I think we’re seeing this with our current president.
Biden and Harris — together you may get a full set of teeth but that’s about it. I can’t imagine them having a combined IQ better than a stone. When I see the two of them together, I’m reminded of an old joke (slightly modified for this occasion):
Trump invites Biden and Harris to dinner at the Trump Hotel restaurant in DC. The waiter comes to the table and asks Trump, “What entre may I get you for dinner?” “I’ll have the salmon, please” responds Trump. “And for the vegetables?” the waiter asks. “Oh,” replies Trump, “they’ll have the salmon, too.”
Yea, Jesse Kelly was ON FIRE! I was cheering him as he was blasting this buffoon in the White House.
This administration is the Neville Chamberlain of the 21st Century. Talk about being played by the enemy!
Chamberlain eventually came around. Biden us incapable of doing so.
You need to do one of your pictures with Andys face and Mel Brooks body as the French king from History of The World pt2
I keep seeing the moment in Lord of the Rings when Grima Wormtongue holds up a decree with the king’s unreadable scrawl across the bottom.
August 31 will arrive, the last plane to the West will depart, and anyone left in Afghanistan will be on their own to survive hell on earth as best they can.
Meanwhile Biden and company will turn their sights on the REAL enemy: Domestic Terrorists and Insurrectionists.
You have noticed the construction of camps in Australia, haven’t you? And you did notice that Nancy Pelosi’s commission has issued their (first) list of Enemies of the State?
Dark times are coming.
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