Democrats in Congress are trying to protect Joe Biden over Afghanistan by covering for his Secretary of State and by blaming Trump. They are doing a poor job of it.
FNC: “Democrats on Monday emphatically defended President Biden’s hasty military withdrawal from Afghanistan during a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in which Secretary of State Antony Blinken was grilled over the administration’s handling of the exit.
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Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., the committee’s chairman, said ending the war in Afghanistan was ‘never going to be easy’ and repeatedly slammed Biden’s critics over his execution of the withdrawal last month.” Perhaps, but it didn’t have to be a manure storm. No matter what Meeks or Blinken says, there’s no hiding the fact that Biden humped the pony on this one.
“Disentangling ourselves from the war in Afghanistan was never going to be easy,” Meeks said. “And for my friends who presume a clean solution for the withdrawal existed, I would welcome hearing what exactly a smooth withdrawal from a messy, chaotic, 20-year war looks like. In fact, I’ve yet to hear the clean withdrawal option, because I don’t believe one exists.” I see, it has to be perfect to be acceptable. Uh huh. Geez, who buys this stuff?
Meanwhile, over at the Senate on Tuesday Rand Paul was making fast work of the SecState. “The guy the Biden administration droned, was he an aid worker or an ISIS-K operative?” Paul asked, referencing a New York Times piece that found that the vehicle hit was driven by U.S. aid group worker Zemari Ahmadi, not a terrorist.
“The administration is of course reviewing that strike and I’m sure that a full assessment will be forthcoming,” Blinken said, leading Paul to press him. “So you don’t know if it was an aid worker or an ISIS-K operative?” the senator asked. When Blinken froze, Paul asked, “So you don’t know or won’t tell us?”
“I don’t know because we’re reviewing it,” Blinken admitted. “You’d think you’d kind of know before you off somebody with a Predator drone whether he’s an aid worker or an ISIS-K.”
Sen. @RandPaul: "The guy the Biden administration droned: was he an aid worker or an ISIS-K operative?"
Sec. Blinken: "I don't know because we're reviewing it."
Sen. Paul: "You'd think you'd kind of know before you off somebody with a predator drone." pic.twitter.com/kGWSuTySho
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 14, 2021
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“Never in my worst nightmares could I have imagined that an administration would leave and leave $80 billion worth of weaponry to the Taliban,” Paul said. “Dozens of planes and helicopters, thousands of armored carriers, hundreds of thousands of automatic weapons, and worst of all, 13 of our brave young men and women. Never in my worst nightmares did anyone conceive of such a colossal incompetence.”
This piece was written by David Kamioner on September 15, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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