Biden Makes ‘No Apologies’ for Actions in Afghanistan That Led to the Deaths of 13 Military Personnel
President Joe Biden gave a rare solo press conference on Wednesday to mark his first year in office, boldly making no apologies and offering no regrets for his disastrous withdrawal in Afghanistan, despite his policies resulting in 13 dead American military personnel and the Taliban immediately taking the country back over.
Biden stunned every American when he blurted that he “makes no apologies for anything he did” during the Afghanistan withdrawal. He failed to point out some colossal errors that he should apologize over during his departure.
First and foremost, 13 American military members died when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the chaotic scene in front of the main airport where people were fleeing Afghanistan in August. These people would not have died if the departure had been better organized and Americans didn’t have to rush to leave the country.
Second, more than 150 other people were blown up in the same incident. These were Afghan men, women and babies who were begging American personnel to save them from the harsh Taliban rulers who took over when Biden abandoned the country.
Third, Biden authorized a drone attack in response to the deaths of American military personnel that instead killed a family unrelated to the incident. So far, no one has been held responsible for the failed mission.
Fourth, Biden’s departure included leaving billions of dollars of Americans military gear behind for the Taliban. According to some estimates, the sheer volume of gear instantly made Afghanistan among one of the world’s top ranking militaries.
Fifth, the Biden administration abandoned more than 1,000 Americans in Afghanistan to the Taliban. His mission to leave no one behind missed a bunch of people seeking safety.
Sixth, Biden allowed tens of thousands of Afghans to be flown into the U.S. to live on military bases across our nation. Women and children are one thing. But Biden brought over unmarried, fighting age Afghan men without any vetting. American women and girls have already begun seeing the result of Biden granting these men refugee status.
More concerns could be added to the list, but it’s clear Biden has plenty of reasons to apologize over how he led the military’s departure from Afghanistan. Most Americans supported the exit, but not the way he did it.
Instead, there is now new concerns that the Taliban will reemerge as a new terror threat to Americans. With the nation’s open border problem, it could be only a matter of time before the Taliban cross the Rio Grande to cause trouble in our own nation.
But if you listen to Biden’s speech, you would think the U.S. had finished off the last of the terrorist threats and established peace in Afghanistan. That’s simply not reality. Instead, women and children, along with any voice that opposes the Taliban’s extremism, faces harsh punishment or death.
It’s easy to “claim” victory from far away and with no one to call out your failures. But don’t expect Biden to make a visit to Afghanistan anytime soon to visit the “peaceful” nation and its new leaders. Instead, he’ll continue to hide, claim victory and blame anything that goes wrong on Trump or Republicans. We don’t need a lie about what happened in Afghanistan. The 13 lives lost are all we need to show that Biden’s departure was a failure, and one likely to haunt him for the rest of his life.