Mike Pence Slaps Down the Biden Administration's Claim That Afghanistan Is Trump's Fault, Points Out the Real Problem

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks to troops in a hangar at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)

As the debacle that is the Biden administration’s Afghanistan withdrawal continues, the Democrats are eager to point to the same thing they always do in an effort to never take responsibility for their mistakes; they blamed the Trump administration.

Thing is, it wasn’t the Trump administration that made these mistakes and former VP Mike Pence made that clear on Tuesday while on with Brian Kilmeade where Pence called it “a foreign policy humiliation unlike anything our country has endured since the Iran hostage crisis.”

“What you’re seeing in the Biden administration I think is just an effort to shift the conversation and shift the blame from just an unspeakably poor effort to withdraw troops from Afghanistan,” Pence said according to Fox News. “We all want our troops to come home but not like that … What the Biden administration has done in this case by arbitrarily announcing that they were going to bring troop levels to zero by September 11 … irrespective of the situation on the ground, set this disaster in motion.”

Pence noted that the end of the Afghanistan war was always agreed upon by both the Trump and Biden administration, but that the method of withdrawal was to be “diametrically” different under the Trump administration. Trump’s plan did feature the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners but the kick was that the Taliban would be forbidden from allowing foreign terrorists into the country and, on top of that, they were required to negotiate terms with the Afghan government. Should they have gone back on any of these agreements, Trump would have shown them the same treatment he gave ISIS and Qassem Soleimani.

Pence emphasized how this was the difference between Trump and Biden.

“The difference was strength,” Pence said. “I have no doubt whatsoever that you would not have seen the Taliban march into Mazar-i-Sharif without consequence. You would not have seen the Taliban march into Kabul.”

He also explained to Kilmeade how the Biden withdrawal is a complete insult to the men and women who sacrificed so much over the past 20 years:

“The humiliating withdrawal that’s underway today, the complete mismanagement of the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, does not take anything away from the incredible service that’s taken place over the last 20 years,” he added.

“Our armed forces took the fight to al Qaeda and to the Taliban in Afghanistan, and I think we will mark the 20th anniversary of September 11 without another major terrorist event on American soil as a direct result of the service and sacrifice of those who served.”

The events in Afghanistan have revealed the incompetence and will to be weak of the Biden administration. America will not only suffer consequences as a result of this irresponsible withdrawal from terrorist groups, but it has marred the credibility of the United States on a global scale. It’s sad to think that this could have gone so much differently, and all it took to collapse everything was one election.