Hearing the Biden people saying that Joe Biden was right in his handling of Afghanistan despite Republicans, Democrats, world leaders, pundits, and Americans trapped in Afghanistan reminds me of a story I once heard.
A man told his wife he was going for a drive up Interstate 5 out of LA and would be traveling North. Shortly after he left, their son called to say that there was a driver driving the wrong way on I-5. The wife immediately called her husband to warn him. She told him that a driver was going the wrong way on I-5 so he should be careful. The husband replied, “One driver, hell there must be hundreds. I now wonder if that driver was Joe Biden.
White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday that Joe Biden and his advisors stick by their plan to exit Afghanistan without any plans to get Americans out of that country. He said that security broke down quicker than they thought, but not how others thought, including his top generals who advised against his plan. He overruled them.
Both Biden and his top spokesperson decided this would be a good week to go on vacation. Jen Psaki is on Vacation through August 22nd. She has been on the job for 7 months and gets a vacation? Nice job if you can get it.
Sullivan told ABC:
“The president did not think it was inevitable that the Taliban were going to take control of Afghanistan. He thought the Afghan national security forces could step up and fight because we spent 20 years, tens of billions of dollars, training them, giving them the best equipment, giving them support of U.S. forces for 20 years.”
On Sunday, however, the Wall Street Journal reported that Biden “overruled his top military commanders: Gen. Frank McKenzie, the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East; Gen. Austin Scott Miller, who led NATO forces in Afghanistan; and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Citing the risks of removing American forces to Afghan security and the U.S. Embassy, they recommended that the U.S. keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan while stepping up diplomacy to try to cement a peace agreement.”
“When push came to shove, they decided not to step up and fight for their country,” Sullivan said, adding that Biden did not want to be “put in the middle of another country’s civil war when their own army won’t fight to defend them.”
Would someone please tell Biden, he is driving the wrong way on I-5?