Is there no limit to Joe Biden’s and his hand-picked military leader’s incompetence? Apparently not. Before the Taliban took possession of Kabul, they offered it to the United States until the evacuation was over according to a news report. But, in their infinite wisdom, they turned the offer down and as a result, Americans are trapped in Afghanistan, are beaten and the US military is forcing them to leave the airport area. We also have 13 dead soldiers.
US Intelligence determined that the Afghan army would hold out for six months. How did that prediction hold out? Had we taken control as the Taliban said we could, all Americans would have been evacuated from Afghanistan without any trouble. 13 soldiers might be still alive today also.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered US Embassy to leave the Kabul Embassy without destroying all of our documents and machinery, leaving a treasure trove for the Taliban.
Austin should have forced the Taliban to all be vaccinated and to attend classes on Critical Race Theory and other WOKE programs.
From The Washington Post:
In a hastily arranged in-person meeting, senior U.S. military leaders in Doha – including McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command – spoke with Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of the Taliban’s political wing.
“We have a problem,” Baradar said, according to the U.S. official. “We have two options to deal with it: You [the United States military] take responsibility for securing Kabul or you have to allow us to do it.”
Throughout the day, Biden had remained resolute in his decision to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan. The collapse of the Afghan government hadn’t changed his mind.
McKenzie, aware of those orders, told Baradar that the U.S. mission was only to evacuate American citizens, Afghan allies and others at risk. The United States, he told Baradar, needed the airport to do that.
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On the spot, an understanding was reached, according to two other U.S. officials: The United States could have the airport until Aug. 31. But the Taliban would control the city.
On what planet is it a good idea to give control to terrorists while you are trying to pull off a massive evacuation? Certainly, it was not this one.