Actress Angelina Jolie is the latest liberal to pile onto Joe Biden for the truly idiotic way he handled the evacuation of Afghanistan. He put his trust in the Taliban.
What could possibly go wrong with that? They assured Biden that they would not obstruct the evacuation of Americans, which is exactly what they are doing now.
They have been confiscating driver’s licenses and passports in an effort to keep Americans from leaving the country.
Jolie opened a new Instagram account and used her first post to bash Joe Biden and the ridiculous way he has handled Afghanistan.
Jolie pointed out that the US has spent $2.7 trillion dollars, the loss of life, and what is believed to be 170,000 casualties.
She went on to point out that regardless of your position on the war and the removal of troops, everyone should agree that the withdrawal was a complete disaster.
“To spend so much time and money, to have blood shed and lives lost only to come to this, is a failure almost impossible to understand.”
Also on Friday, Jolie wrote an op-ed for Time magazine titled: “The People of Afghanistan Deserve So Much Better Than This.”
“Whatever your views on the war in Afghanistan, we probably agree on one thing: it should not have ended this way. Giving up the idea of a peace agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban, appearing to cut and run, and abandoning our allies and supporters in the most chaotic way imaginable, after so many years of effort and sacrifice, is a betrayal and a failure impossible to fully understand.”
“After all the bloodshed and effort and sacrifice and time, America seems to have lacked the will to plan this transition in a managed way. It was never going to be easy or perfect but could have been better, more decent and safer.”
“As an American I am ashamed by the manner of our leaving. It diminishes us,” she blasted Biden’s calamitous departure. “We have lost leverage to influence what now happens in Afghanistan. We lack a strategy to monitor and support women and civil society in Afghanistan, who the Taliban have a history of targeting—banning girls from school, confining women to the home, and inflicting brutal physical punishments, including public lashing, on any woman perceived to have stepped out of line.”
“Our allies are rightly upset, blaming the U.S. for a precipitate, unilateral withdrawal that missed the opportunity for any coordinated plan to preserve some of the gains made in the country. We have to acknowledge and address these realities, if we are to have any hope of learning from this dark moment.”