It’s almost unbelievable the way Joe Biden has handled the failures in Afghanistan. American citizens are struggling to evade Taliban forces as they attempt to leave the country. Meanwhile, the Biden administration is doing little to help, and they only have a few more days to get the job done.
Joe Biden attempted to joke his away out of the situation during a press conference.
A reporter — from NBC of all places — asked Sleepy Joe:
“What will you do if Americans are still in Afghanistan after the 8/31 deadline.”
The “commander in chief’s” response?
See for yourself:
I asked President Biden what he will do if Americans are still in Afghanistan after the 8/31 deadline.
His response: “You’ll be the first person I call.”
Took no questions. pic.twitter.com/MlyFIayrMZ
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 25, 2021
Now his handlers are censoring him. Former Vice President Joe Biden said, “you’ll be the first person I call.” WTF pic.twitter.com/RgwfZJTVWw
— Savage American (@SavageAmer) August 25, 2021
At the briefing, Biden said he thanked the leaders and partners from other nations and organizations that are helping the U.S. evacuate thousands of American citizens, other foreign nationals and Afghan refugees that may be in danger for helping U.S. forces during the 20 years of war there.
In an interview with Sky News on Tuesday, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen called the Aug. 31 deadline for U.S. forces to be out of the country ”a red line,” and that American troops would be extending the ”occupation” of Afghanistan.
RT @NBCNewsNow: The Taliban is warning @JoeBiden against keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond August 31st, calling it a "red line".@SkyNews' @sallylockwood spoke with a Taliban spokesperson in Qatar about the "consequences" of extending the deadli… pic.twitter.com/FACWX5Af2z
— Lucky Mendez (@rmendez1) August 24, 2021
U.S. officials said they understood the view of the Taliban, which took control of the capital city of Kabul and thus the country on Aug. 14.
John Kirby, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, said in the Sky News story that the goal is to continue trying to get as many people out as want to leave.
Republicans have lashed out at how the Biden administration has handled the withdrawal in Afghanistan, with some advising the president to extend the deadline to get more people out. Others, such as South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, have called for Biden’s impeachment.
”If we leave one American behind, if we don’t get all those Afghans who stepped up to the plate and helped us out, then Joe Biden, in my view, has committed a high crime and misdemeanor under the Constitution and should be impeached,” Graham said last week.
Author: Nolan Sheridan