National Security

Biden Abandoning Americans In Afghanistan

The administration admits we can't keep them safe.

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Up to 15,000 Americans are left in Afghanistan and the Biden administration has basically told them they’re on their own. 15,000 hostages to Biden incompetence and cowardice. Rep. Mike Rogers, Republican of Alabama, ranking member on the House Homeland Security Committee and a member of the Armed Services Committee, brings us up to speed.

Rogers: As we approach the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have left Afghanistan in the same position it was in 2001 – under the control of the Taliban. The Biden administration’s irresponsible withdrawal has created a terrorist safe haven and tarnished America’s credibility.

Our mission has now changed in Afghanistan. We must focus on getting all American citizens, Afghan partners and allies safely out of the country as soon as possible. So far, the Biden administration cannot tell Congress and the American people how many of our countrymen are in Afghanistan, which leaves all of us frustrated. Worse, there is no plan to get our citizens to the Karzai Airport in Kabul. Instead, the Biden administration told them to travel at their own peril through Taliban-controlled streets.

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Let that sink in: we cannot guarantee the safety of Americans seeking to leave Afghanistan. Last week, President Biden stood in front of the American people and said no American in Afghanistan was having trouble getting through Taliban checkpoints to the airport. President Biden also told the American people that the Taliban had not attacked Americans in Afghanistan. But in fact, his own secretary of defense contradicted him. Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed that the Taliban has gone after Americans and called it “unacceptable.”

This administration cannot leave until every single American is accounted for and safely out of Afghanistan. The fact that this is even an issue reveals how poorly the Biden-Harris withdrawal was planned and executed. We have seen the videos of thousands of Afghans trying to flee the Taliban, afraid of the brutal rule to return. Reports of the Taliban preventing Afghans from entering the airport are growing by the hour.

Many of these people helped the United States over the last 20 years. They all expected the greatest nation in the world to be there for them, as promised. But President Biden and Vice President Harris have turned their backs at their greatest moment of need. Women and children must now live with the reality that a repressive regime will control their ability to work, go to school, how to dress, and whom to marry. Anyone who previously aided the United States faces punishment or death at the hands of the Taliban. What a sad reality.

President Biden recently claimed that, “[T]he evacuation of thousands of people from Kabul is going to be hard and painful. There is no way to evacuate this many people without pain.” Yet, in April, President Biden painted a completely different picture saying, “We will not conduct a hasty rush to the exit. We’ll do it responsibly, deliberately and safely.” We stayed in Afghanistan for 20 years to prevent terrorists from using the country as a base of operations, training and recruitment. The failure of the Biden-Harris administration to understand this should worry every American.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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10 months ago

My heart breaks for what this incompetent “President” has done to our Military, and the United States of America ! It is an absolute fact that he should have NEVER been put into the White House, along with his incompetent Antony Blinken, and the rest of his incompetent administration !
This administration has DIRECTLY caused a catastrophe of gigantic proportions, and I am not sure that we can come back from this ! I pray that we can, but the DAMAGE is HUGE !