“At least six chartered planes are attempting to evacuate these Americans and others from Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport, but the Taliban is reportedly preventing them from taking off….Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas), lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, who has received classified briefings on the matter, told Fox News on Sunday morning that there are hundreds of American still trapped in Afghanistan and that the “Taliban want something in exchange” for letting these people leave.”
Just the latest in Slippery Joe’s continuing Afghanistan debacle. When the State Department isn’t blocking it.
“Which general allowed more than $85 billion in American weapons to fall to the Taliban — a sum equal to the price of seven new U.S. aircraft carriers?”
And etcetera. And losing Americans’ trust. How long before recruiting crumbles?
via Victor Davis Hanson at Fox News.
…said Biden was a loser: “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to fuck things up.”
So Afghanistan is not a one-off. We have many more to look forward to.
“Anger is the first stop for a dementia patient when they are cornered. His lashing out at all us “lying dog-faced pony soldiers” is not unexpected. The real problem is that he is in a position to have made this mess.
“Stolen elections have consequences.”
—-ConservativeBoy at Instapundit
Epoch TV has a good interview with Michael Brewer, a special ops veteran who is one of scores of them who were independently guiding via phone and computer connections hundreds of Afghan allies and Americans to the airport until that closed down today. Now guiding them around the Taliban to borders of neighboring countries. Other reporting said they were being harassed by the State Department and the White House to cut it out. Makes Biden look bad, you know.
That famous photograph of Biden clutching his briefcase, which supposedly shows a politician in over his head, actually humanizes him. Grieving for the more than a dozen dead troops in Afghanistan. Much more eloquent than words.