Sleepy Joe Biden might not be keeping his promises to Americans – but he is very nice and keeps his promises to murderous radical Islamists such as the Taliban as he ordered all of US troops to leave Afghanistan on Monday, seemingly leaving at least some US citizens behind.
Biden has betrayed America on all counts in Afghanistan but the Taliban were ‘very helpful’
That is okay: in the course of the utterly botched and practically needless total withdrawal and the even more botched evacuation, Biden betrayed the interests of the American nation too many times – so a few more don’t really change the big picture of betrayal.
Biden may now brag that he “finished” the war in Afghanistan 20 years after the US went in; except his finish was catastrophic in so many ways – and the US had every right to go in after the Taliban-allied al-Qaeda attacked America in New York City and Washington, DC on 9/11/2001.
In a brief statement put out by the White House on Biden’s behalf, Sleepy Joe touted the withdrawal, and the evacuation of more than 120,000 US citizens, other Westerners, and US-Afghan allies.
Biden declared that America’s “20-year military presence in Afghanistan has ended,” shyly keeping quiet about how it has ended.
The last US military cargo C-17 plane took off from the airport in Kabul on Monday afternoon Eastern time, late in the evening in Afghanistan, on August 30, even before August 31 – again, seemingly Biden was extremely strict in keeping his promise to the Taliban.
Marine Corps General Kenneth McKenzie, head of the U.S. Central Command, said in a virtual news conference that more than 116,000 people have been flown out of Afghanistan in the past two weeks, with the total number nearing 123,000 since the end of July.
McKenzie said the Taliban weren’t told when exactly the last US plane was going to leave and praised them for being “actually very helpful and useful to us” towards the end of the withdrawal and evacuation operation.
‘None of them made it to the airport’
McKenzie said there were no US citizens on the last five flights out of Kabul, about 12 hours before “our exit”.
He revealed the US military was ready to take any Americans “until the very last minute” – however, “none of them made it to the airport” – so much for Biden’s promise not to leave any American behind.
McKenzie added also that no evacuees were left at Kabul airport when the last US plane took off.
In a statement, Biden’s pathetic Secretary of State Antony Blinken declared a “new chapter” for “America’s engagement with Afghanistan” which will be based on diplomacy.
One can only imagine the kind of diplomacy that the Taliban would want to have with America, not to mention that he made it clear that the US had ended its diplomatic presence in Kabul, with all of the “diplomacy” going to Qatar’s capital Doha.
Meanwhile, the XVIII Airborne Corps of the US Army posted a photo of the last American soldier to leave Afghanistan: Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue, who is the commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division who could be seen boarding a plane at night.
The problem with the completed pullout isn’t that one of the most shameful chapters in American history – the problem is that with Biden at the helm that chapter might have just been opened.