You would think that, at the presidential level, that decisions would be made with a bit more care than would be used to decide on dinner. But, judging by what we’re seeing in the Afghanistan situation, we’re not so sure anymore.
It truly does appear as though Joe Biden’s arbitrary decision to speed up the US troop withdrawal from the middle eastern nation was the first domino to fall, setting off a chain reaction of chaos, terror, and abject failure for the people of Afghanistan.
Now, in a stunning admission, Biden himself says that the US has no idea how the whole thing is going to turn out.
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In a broad speech in which he pledged to get Americans home, Biden said the U.S. was ramping up evacuations of citizens and Afghans and had made “significant progress.” He also cautioned that he couldn’t promise what the final outcome of the dire situation in Kabul would be.
“I cannot promise what the final outcome will be, or that it will be without risk of loss, but as commander in chief I can assure you I will mobilize every resource necessary,” he said.
Officials said Friday that they have so far evacuated about 13,000 people from the country since the Taliban pressed toward Kabul, sparking chaotic scenes at the capital’s airport as nationals and Americans made desperate bids to board planes out of the besieged country. Biden has been widely criticized for the crisis, yet on Friday he sought to portray the situation as one in which the U.S. had control.
“We’ve established a flow of flights and we’ve increased the number of people we’re moving out of the country,” Biden said.
The ultra-orthodox Taliban are feared to be setting up for another brutally restrictive reign over the nation, likely ushering in a very dark period for the women and girls of Afghanistan.
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