It’s a good thing that we’ve got the video to show how bad things are in Afghanistan because words can’t describe just how badly Biden screwed things up.
This is one of the worst military blunders that America has ever took part in. In the end, we may find out that this is worse than Vietnam with the exception of casualties.
But in honesty, we don’t know what’s to come from the Taliban now that they have control over the country and tons of our weapons and equipment. Oh, and about $85 billion to fund their endeavors.
We spent the last 20 years in Afghanistan and we have absolutely nothing to show for it. All that time, those lives, the money, all wasted just so the Taliban can end up with more control than when we started this. You might as well just call Afghanistan “Talibanistan” now.
Now Biden is having trouble getting Americans out of Afghanistan. So much so that the French and British militaries are rescuing our own people instead of American forces rescuing them. They are having to put their lives on the line because Biden messed this up so badly that he can’t even get our people out of there.
According to the Washington Examiner,
I understand that the commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division has told the commander of the British special forces at the Kabul airport to cease operations beyond the airport perimeter.
Maj. Gen. Christopher Donahue has told his British Army counterpart, a high-ranking field-grade officer of the British army’s 22nd Special Air Service Regiment, that British operations were embarrassing the United States military in the absence of similar U.S. military operations. I understand that the British officer firmly rejected the request.
This show of rare tension between the U.S. and British command groups in Kabul reflects three factors.
First, it shows the obvious stress of attempting to extricate thousands of personnel under a situation of increasing terrorist threat. Elements of the Haqqani network, the Islamic State in Afghanistan, and possibly al Qaeda are now operating in proximity to Kabul airport with some degree of command separation from the Taliban.
In addition, the British military has more operational latitude in Kabul than the U.S. military, including the Navy SEAL elements present at the airport. I understand that the SAS has conducted operations to bring American citizens, as well as British citizens and at-risk personnel, through checkpoints and to the airport.
Over the past 48 hours, the elite tactical unit of the French Police, RAID, have made multiple trips into Kabul to rescue people sheltering in the French Embassy.
— Alex Tiffin (@RespectIsVital) August 19, 2021
French and Brits Are Rescuing Their Citizens in Kabul, but Here's What Americans Were Hearing https://t.co/uuykBKZf52
— RedState (@RedState) August 20, 2021
America needs to stop being the police of the entire world. We don’t have the right to control other countries any more than other countries have the right to control us. Imagine if China sent troops here for 20 years to try and straighten us out.