Elections have consequences, as Barack Obama once said, and boy, are we seeing what that means now.
After taking Afghanistan away from the radical Islamist movement that allowed Al Qaeda to plan and execute the 9/11 attacks in 2001, we have now not only returned that nation to those exact same Islamists, the Taliban, we have also given them billions of dollars in military hardware to strengthen their position and influence.
Some will argue that Trump would have done the same thing, but that’s not true. The plan he and Secretary of State Pompeo came up with did include cooperation with the Taliban, but with strict conditions that if violated, would result in swift US military action.
The Taliban had violated those conditions many times leading up to the new Biden-imposed deadline of August 31. If Trump were still in office, we would not have removed the troops and would still be helping the Afghan government and military subdue the Taliban and limit their control and influence in the country.
But Biden refused to do that and now has returned the country to the Taliban unconditionally and with support from the US and the Biden administration, who has spent more time in the past weeks telling us how wonderful the Taliban were than grappling with the horrible reality they have engendered with their immensely stupid and reckless policies. And he did this primarily for the craven political goal of being able to claim he withdrew the US from Afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Moreover, Biden has stranded hundreds of Americans, including schoolchildren, in Afghanistan along with the thousands of green card and special visa holders who helped our country over the past 20 years, adding a level of callousness and basic disregard for humanity that we haven’t seen from our government since the times of Jim Crow.
Once again, Biden has shown his willingness to sacrifice the innocent to achieve his own, selfish political ends, all the while claiming to be some kind of humanitarian hero.
For all of Trump’s faults and follies, he never came close to this kind of blatant disregard for the well-being of actual people. Yes, he was strict on illegal immigration, but that policy prevented people from getting abused, raped, and murdered in the insidious and dark world of illegal immigration, as we’re seeing now on the Southern Border.
But the press fawns over Biden’s “empathy,” celebrates his “deeply held religious convictions” and contrasts him to the Orange Man Bad every chance they get. In fact, both Biden and the press continue to blame Trump for this debacle in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the party that wants to spend $4.5 trillion to tighten its grip on our country and make ever more people dependent on a government that can’t even uphold its most solemn responsibility to protect its people.
Check out this message on the State Department’s website regarding what they “can and cannot do” regarding evacuation in general: ““If there are no commercial options available, and if we have consular officers at the embassy or consulate, and if the conditions permit, we may help U.S. citizens identify possible transportation options” [emphasis not added].
The point is that even if we still had our embassy in Kabul, we only “may” be able to “help U.S. citizens identify possible transportation options.” Nothing about green card holders. Nothing about special visa holders. And, crucially, nothing about what happens when you have given up your embassy.
This is your government at work. This is the work of those in government who most want you to relinquish your individual liberty in return for their “care” and “security.”
Do you seriously want to give these people your guns when these same folks actively promote defunding the police? Do you want to entrust them with big economic decisions when their policies have already resulted in sky-high inflation, artificially high unemployment, and job losses in certain sectors of the economy? Do you want to trust Joe Biden when almost everything he said about and promised to do in regards to Afghanistan was a lie?
One slight ray of hope is that even the press can’t ignore the disaster that is Biden’s Afghanistan policy. Maybe it will wake them and some of his supporters up to the fact that this emperor truly has no clothes.
Until it does, we have 3 more years of the most inept leadership I have ever seen to cope with, something that might have been somewhat amusing in its absurdity if it didn’t result in the suffering and death of so many, not the least of which are the 13 service members killed recently by an ISIS terrorist whose presence was a direct result of Biden’s unspeakably bad decision-making (his administration volunteered to give the Taliban control of Kabul instead of the US military).
You wanted to impeach Trump for non-existent collusion with the Russians or a single phone call to the Ukraine to find out about the corruption of the Biden family?
How about impeaching a guy who lied repeatedly about Afghanistan, what he would do (“we won’t leave any Americans behind”), and who has, as result, endangered Americans and America by giving back terrorists a safe haven, loaded with weaponry and materiel they can use to attack us and our allies for the next several years?
What have we done by electing this buffoon?
Peachtree City, Ga.