Does he think Americans are really that gullible?
In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson fretted: “When the United States decides emphatically to withdraw in a way that they have, clearly we’re going to have to manage the consequences.” That’s diplomatic speak for: Biden threw us under the bus.
Nothing in Biden’s speech or his responses to reporters — he stood a mere 28 minutes before abruptly leaving the podium — gave any indication the commander-in-chief is willing to be honest or understands the situation, let alone has adequate plans to solve it.
It’s one of the “most difficult airlifts in history,” and “the only country in the world capable of projecting this much power on the far side of the world with this degree of precision is the United States of America.” Yet he admitted, “We paused flights in Kabul a few hours this morning to make sure we could process the arriving evacuees at the transit points.”
He gave numbers on Americans evacuated yet then confessed the administration isn’t really sure how many remain.
He told a reporter, “Let me get back to the fundamental point I made at the outset” but had to rifle through his papers to see what it was.
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And he claimed, “We know of no circumstance where American citizens are — carrying an American passport — are trying to get through to the airport” and haven’t been able to. “We’ve made an agreement with the Taliban. Thus far, they’ve allowed them to go through.”
Even the hand-picked reporters in the room were incredulous. “That doesn’t really square with the images we’re seeing around the airport and with the reporting on the ground from our colleagues who are describing chaos and violence,” one said.
Plus the impotency: He claimed we are “in constant contact with the Taliban.” For what? So far there is no evidence that the Taliban are helping Americans and Afghans get to the airport. They are doing the opposite.