There are times people get away with things in politics. The Kennedys and the Clintons come to mind. However, when the screw up is as big as Afghanistan other politicians need a scapegoat. Thus the IG investigation into the fall of Kabul and the Biden Bugout.
It could be a whitewash. But if they try that it will only increase the righteous indignation. And it’s not only the State Department, but several agencies are looking into the matter. And just before the midterms. Pity.
‘You can’t continue to blame a community that puts their life on the line every single day’: @Johnny_Joey reacts to the State Department IG launching a probe into Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal. pic.twitter.com/VQ6ucgw8tn
— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) October 19, 2021
FNC: “The State Department’s inspector general is launching a series of investigations into the Biden administration’s last diplomatic moves in Afghanistan. The reviews will focus on the State Department’s Special Immigrant Visa program, Afghans processed for refugee admission into the U.S., resettlement of refugees and visa recipients, and the emergency evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, according to an Oct. 15 memo to Secretary of State Blinken first reported by Politico and confirmed by Fox News.
Diana Shaw, the acting inspector general at State, told Congress that her office was launching ‘several oversight projects’ related to the end of the U.S. military and diplomatic missions in Afghanistan. Other inspectors general offices, including those at the Department of Defense and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, are also likely to launch similar probes of the withdrawal, Politico reported.”
“Given the elevated interest in this work by Congress and the unique circumstances requiring coordination across the Inspector General community, I wanted to notify our committees of jurisdiction of this important work,” Shaw wrote in a letter to both the House and the Senate.
Snakebit Joe Biden famously guaranteed the nation that the Taliban would not take the U.S. Embassy in Kabul the same way the North Vietnamese Army took the U.S. Embassy in Saigon in 1975. But the images from Kabul echoed Saigon. There are enough people who remember the final Vietnam humiliation to do the math. Come next November they will be reminded again and again. The RNC will see to that. All that Democrats will be able to do then is run away from Joe Biden and try to avoid the political splatter effect. Good luck on that.
This piece was written by David Kamioner on October 20, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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