A senior Biden official at the State Department expressed grief that the girls and women in Afghanistan cannot be saved from the Taliban. Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Molly Montgomery tweeted out that she was sad because she could do nothing to help the women she had gotten to know there:
“Woke up with a heavy heart, thinking about all the Afghan women and girls I worked with during my time in Kabul. They were the beneficiaries of many of the gains we made, and now they stand to lose everything.”
This deleted tweet from a senior Biden State Department official captures the private feelings of many others. pic.twitter.com/uoeEukSerh
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) August 13, 2021
She was crestfallen because the Biden administration could do nothing for them, nor did they even try. The Taliban demanded we leave the country and Biden folded right there on the spot. The women and girls never had a chance.
“We empowered them to lead, and now we are powerless to protect them.”
She deleted that tweet later in the day, but whatever you post on the internet never truly ever goes away.
The Twitter post disappeared from the site later in the day, but not before reporters took screenshots of it.
“This deleted tweet from a senior Biden State Department official captures the private feelings of many others,” Axios reporter Jonathan Swan wrote.
The sentiment Montgomery voiced opposes the message from the White House, insisting the president has no regrets about his decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.
“The President is firmly focused on how we can continue to execute an orderly drawdown and protect our men and women serving in Afghanistan,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told Fox News. “You heard him earlier this week: he does not regret his decision.”
Biden pulled out early and did not even leave any troops to protect embassy personnel. Biden was forced to send three thousand troops back into the country as the Taliban surrounded the city of Kabul. It was not a well-thought-out plan to abandon the country and did not take into consideration what everyone else knew that the Taliban could quickly take back the country as Afghan forces pretty much rolled over like the police in Seattle.