President Joe Biden and his administration have turned Afghanistan into a massive disaster that has not only regressed the country into a terrorist-controlled hellscape but also wasted the money and lives of Americans. Now, as Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell has claimed, Biden did so against the advice and wishes of his military leaders.
As seen in a video posted by PBS, McConnell said he had been at a number of briefings regarding Afghanistan and he witnessed Biden overruling his own military leaders regarding the Afghanistan withdrawal.
“So against everyone’s advice, including the president … the current president’s own military, he decided to withdraw, and withdraw rapidly. What we have seen is an unmitigated disaster, a stain on the reputation of the United States of America. Every terrorist around the world, in Syria, in Iraq, in Yemen, in Africa, are cheering the defeat of the United States military by a terrorist organization in Afghanistan,” McConnell said.
McConnell went on to claim he’d seen them himself.
“It won’t surprise you I was in a number of these briefings over the last couple of months, it was pretty obvious to me what was gonna happen,” McConnell said during a press briefing. “I’ve predicted it, and I’m not in the intelligence business, that the Taliban would be in power by September the 11th, which is a date of historical significance.”
“Just based on what we were hearing in these briefings, I know for a fact that the President’s military leaders argued against this decision,” McConnell continued. “I think the President felt strongly about this, obviously; he overruled his own military leaders to do it, and he owns it.”
As my colleague, Streiff covered on Monday, Biden has been pointing the finger at everyone but himself for this atrocity including the Afghani people and anyone who was in the Capitol on January 6. To be sure, Afghanistan was riddled with problems that made it a tough territory to stabilize, but as McConnell noted, it was more or less in a state of peace. The decision to withdraw as we did was Biden’s and Biden’s alone.
This is his fault, and there’s no way around that. Now, according to McConnell, we can assume Biden did so against the advice and wishes of his own military leaders, further narrowing the blame to one man; Biden.
This only adds to the overall incompetence being shown by Biden and his administration, and it’s just one more nail in the coffin for the Democrat Party in the upcoming midterms. Moreover, if Biden isn’t listening to his own military advisors, then who is he listening to?