The adults are back, folks. Competency is back. Diplomacy is back. The chaotic days of Trump are over, except they’re not…and this administration has held a clinic in failure. Joe Biden and his crew knew Afghanistan was on the brink of collapse. State Department memos and intelligence reports flowed int throughout the summer about how the conditions on the ground were abysmal. Biden ignored it. He said in July that this wouldn’t be like Saigon 1975. False. It’s worse. By mid-August, the Taliban rolled into Kabul. Chaos erupted. The airport is a disaster zone. Everything Biden said about this crisis has been refuted by the press, including unabashed liberal networks. There’s the August 31 deadline for withdrawal that the Biden White House views as sacrosanct. We’re actually pulling our troops out now. Biden had previously promised to stay as until every American is out. It looks like we’re now going to leave Americans behind. We are leaving Americans behind. There are thousands trapped behind enemy lines. We have the operational capacity to get them. Biden won’t allow any operation to get them. The Biden strategy is to trust the Taliban with their safety, send a few emails, and make a few calls.
Barely 24 hours pic.twitter.com/JdougdUsmh— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) August 24, 2021
To make matters worse, we still don’t know how many Americans are left in the country. This administration has tried to offer a number and it’s been a clown show. We’ve gone from 5-7,000 Americans, to over 7,000, and now 4,100. That latter number was later retracted by the State Department, and yes—people are not happy at being lied to…again:
??NEW: source tells me reps from NSC, State Dept, and Joint Staff said on Senate call approx 4100 Americans remain in Afghanistan— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) August 25, 2021
*** the briefer cautioned that number will fluctuate as some decide to stay in country for any number of reasons. Approx 4500 evacuated so far.
....and— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) August 25, 2021
-They are opening and closing gates at airfield for security reasons. Assisting people through gates is something they acknowledged was a challenge
State Department now tells me the BRIEFER MISSPOKE on this call, and the 4100 number is not accurate.— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) August 25, 2021
State did not provide an accurate number, said Blinken will speak to this later. https://t.co/fYV9aDVScU
Senate sources are NOT HAPPY they were given inaccurate information.— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) August 25, 2021
One source: “It's literally the number one thing everyone wants right now. Unbelievable” https://t.co/gpeeec46eY
Today, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is acting more like a deer in the headlights than our top diplomat, said that around 1,000 Americans may still need to be evacuated. Watch that figure change. We don’t know. There was no plan, and that crisis is compounded by the fact that Biden is totally detached from reality on the issue. He’s more concerned about his domestic agenda. He doesn’t care that he’s leaving Americans behind on August 31. That’s going to happen.