I fear I have not written much about Afghanistan, but I have no special expertise on the subject. So, it is no great loss. I just reached the conclusion we ought to stick it out, THE “QUAGMIRE” IS PART OF THAT STRUGGLE WE CALL LIFE. However, even the guy I voted for wanted out. So, I figured he would eventually figure out how to do it without leaving a mess. That was always the problem. Afghanistan is a quaqmire for armies. It is difficult to get out without great losses.
Our current president, Joe Biden, seems determined to prove Afghanistan is a quaqmire. That’s his excuse for not having any discernable exit strategy. Effectively, he wants us to believe he botched it because nothing else was possible. Biden, of course, is just doing what he always does, lying. The size of the lie — the fact the lie is so obvious — does not seem to matter. I guess he still expects the news media to smooth it over for him. Who knows? Biden might be right, and that would be so sad.
Here is a transcript of Biden’s interview with George Stephanopoulos.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Mr. President, thank you for doing this.
PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: Thank you for doin’ it.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Let’s get right to it. Back in July, you said a Taliban takeover was highly unlikely. Was the intelligence wrong, or did you downplay it?Continued => Full transcript of ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos’ interview with President Joe Biden
Here is a link to the video, Biden says he did not see a way to withdraw from Afghanistan without ‘chaos ensuing’.
What do you think of our president? Comment welcome.