Ian Patrick, FISM News
As the Taliban quickly takes over Afghanistan following the withdrawal of U.S. forces, all eyes are on the White House and the Biden administration’s response to the Taliban incursion. However, Biden’s reactions to the Taliban’s quick takeover have drawn ire from multiple political figures, especially those on the right.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell likened the situation to Saigon, referring to North Vietnam’s victory in the Vietnam war and called the botched withdrawal a shameful failure of American leadership. Military officials have also expressed concern that the country may become a breading ground for terrorism once again.
Even 45th President Donald Trump expressed his grief with the current administration, saying in an email blast that Biden can’t “handle the pressure” and gets foreign policy “wrong every time.”
Joe Biden gets it wrong every time on foreign policy, and many other issues. Everyone knew he couldn’t handle the pressure. Even Obama’s Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, said as much. He ran out of Afghanistan instead of following the plan our Administration left for him—a plan that protected our people and our property, and ensured the Taliban would never dream of taking our Embassy or providing a base for new attacks against America. The withdrawal would be guided by facts on the ground.
After I took out ISIS, I established a credible deterrent. That deterrent is now gone. The Taliban no longer has fear or respect for America, or America’s power. What a disgrace it will be when the Taliban raises their flag over America’s Embassy in Kabul. This is complete failure through weakness, incompetence, and total strategic incoherence.