While Afghanistan, and with it US global credibility, is blown up, Biden and the Democrats have tried to change the subject. But our geopolitical catastrophe is not being ignored by friends and enemies alike. Cal Thomas understands.
People will look back on this week and wonder what the Democrats did in Congress while the Americans were stranded in Afghanistan.
The answer is they were busy rummaging through another trillion dollar bill on Liberal spending.
Nothing about Afghanistan.
– Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 25, 2021
Thomas: What happened in Afghanistan will not stay in Afghanistan, but will have an impact on the region and beyond.
In his remarks in the White House on Friday, President Biden again proved that he has no relation to reality. In response to criticism that America's credibility was damaged by its hasty withdrawal of US troops, Biden said, "I have seen no doubt about our credibility from our allies around the world."
Several allies were critical, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who met with Biden in the White House last month. She called the withdrawal "an extremely bitter development". After all, we weren't alone in it. It is right that our allies who fought valiantly with us feel betrayed.
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Perhaps the strongest and most emotional criticism came from Tom Tugendhat, a member of the British House of Commons. Tugendhat, who served in Afghanistan, called Biden "shameful" for demeaning the Afghan military. He said he lost friends there and accused Biden of "tearing open" old wounds in what appeared to be a "defeat" withdrawal.
Biden caught lying
Biden has also claimed he was not informed by his own intelligence services that the disaster was awaiting a quick retreat. That's not what intelligence sources say to the media in leaks.
This false claim further undermines its credibility. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin contradicted the president when he said Taliban fighters harassed and beaten Americans fleeing Afghanistan. Biden said he had "no evidence" that Americans are being prevented from entering Kabul airport. Getting to the airport and getting on a plane is not the same thing as the Taliban have surrounded it with checkpoints.
Does anyone know what's going on in this administration? Aside from his claim of not knowing how many Americans remain in Afghanistan and his inability to ensure their safe exit from the country – which could lead to hostage-taking such as Iran in 1979 – the long-term consequences of our badly executed non-policy are will maybe last for years.
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Former Israeli diplomat Yoram Ettinger writes in his newsletter: “In 2021, the 14-century-old vision and strategic goal of Islamic terrorism will not be limited to the territory of Afghanistan. It is driven by fanatical imperialism, which seeks to subordinate the "infidel" West – and especially the "Great US Satan" – who is seen as the main obstacle on the way to Islamic world domination …
As we have seen after 20 years in Afghanistan, they are patient and we are not. Through immigration, a higher birthrate, and gaining positions in Western governments, they want to rule the world methodically. They are counting on the weakness and exhaustion of the West to lead them to victory.
After only seven months in office, President Biden has shown himself to be a weak and failed president. What our enemies make of it will have serious repercussions well beyond the length of his term in office.
This piece was written by David Kamioner on August 25th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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