President Joe Biden would have us believe that we won in Afghanistan. His Tuesday afternoon televised speech declared as much. Yeah sure, we’ve got them on the run.
“Isis K, we are not done with you yet,” he proclaimed with a clenched jaw. “The United States will ever forgive or forget,” he repeated from previous speeches.
“We” he kept saying as he took credit for getting just about every American out. He once again talked about how “we” successfully dealed with the “Talybon.” (His pronunciation.) At the same time, blaming others for whatever failures he wouldn’t admit.
It was a rerun of his prior pitiful rationalizations, in which he described a world that doesn’t exist. Prior speeches in which he saved “America’s sons and daughters.” Word for word from the previous spoiled baloney he sliced, expecting us to swallow the rot.
How, we wondered up to the moment of his speech, would he justify this catastrophe? Astonishingly, he didn’t even coming close to rebutting the bi-partisan criticism of his rushed, arbitrary withdraw date. Or provide a reasonable explanation of why the military went first, people later and valuable military equipment never. Or why he closed Bagram Air Force Base in the middle of the night, snuck the troops without telling our allies and leaving an arsenal so rich that it makes the “Talybon” one of the world’s best equipped armies.
Somehow, he has persuaded himself that our hasty, humiliating abandonment will make America “safer” and “more secure.” Not that he needed to explain why.
In his own failing mind, he gave a stunning response to the majority of Americans who don’t approve of his actions with platitudes piled high on bromides, on top of banalities, on top of absurdities.
“With all his heart,” he averred, he believes that his was the best, wisest and only possible course of action. That his “plan” had the unanimous backing of the secretaries of state and defense, chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff and all of its service chiefs and the commanders on the ground. If that’s true–and I don’t think it is–fire them all.
Biden got his way, i.e. being able to say that he alone ended the war, praise the Lord. The same way that British General Charles Cornwallis ended the Revolutionary War by surrendering to General George Washington at Yorktown.
Loathsome hardly describes his imperious attitude, his disdain for the intelligence of Americans and his obstinate denial of reality. No, I don’t mean to equate the last two weeks with the attack on Pearl Harbor, but they truly will be looked back on as infamy.
After giving his Victory III speech, he again turned his back and left the podium, without taking any shouted media questions. Just as he turned his back on our honor.