It’s being reported now that Biden ignored warnings from General Milley and Defense Secretary Austin about the stability of Afghanistan if Biden pulled everyone out:
DAILY MAIL – President Joe Biden ignored Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley’s request to keep a force of 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan and warnings about the stability of the country from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in the run-up to the Taliban’s takeover this week.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Biden had heard about many of the risks of a full-scale U.S. pull-out from Afghanistan – including that the Taliban could take over the country – but went ahead with it anyway.
The decision led to chaotic scenes at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport this week as Americans and Afghans alike tried to flee.
Biden stayed firm with his decision, the Journal reported, because he believed the U.S. was propping up an Afghan government on life support, which the president viewed as corrupt and blamed for wasting billions of dollars of U.S. aid.
He and his advisers had hoped President Ashraf Ghani and the Afghan government would pull itself together once the U.S. laid out an exit date, the Journal said, however some military advisers warned that Ghani wasn’t up to the task.
Milley had argued that the U.S. should keep a small fighting force in the country. There were about 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when Biden took over the drawdown from former President Donald Trump.
Austin, who previously served as military commander in the region, warned that a full withdrawal wouldn’t provide any insurance of stability.
Biden had argued that by reneging on the agreement Trump made with the Taliban, American forces and U.S. allies could be exposed to more violence.
Well what the hell does Biden think US allies are being exposed to now, kisses and hugs? This is far worse for not only our US allies, but all the US citizens stuck in Afghanistan, who are being asked to risk life and limb just to get to the airport for evacuation.
I never thought I’d see a president worse than Obama, but of course it would have to be Obama’s sidekick in the White House.
Regarding these new reports, it looks like Milley and Austin don’t want the full brunt of what Biden did to be on them and they are now leaking to cover their own butts. If they didn’t want to fully pull out advised Biden otherwise, I can’t blame them. But also, they know there’s going to be a big investigation coming and they will be at the center of it. They don’t want to be the ones thrown under the bus as Biden skates.
But seriously, if any of them felt so strongly about this, why didn’t they step down before this catastrophe happened?