President Donald Trump issued an announcement right this moment in response to the testimony of Joint Chiefs Chair Mark Milley, Secretary of Protection Lloyd Austin, and CENTCOM head Gen. Frank McKenzie earlier than the Senate Armed Providers Committee
It’s written in typical Trump model and is just about proper on level, in far fewer phrases than have been stated right this moment through the listening to.
New assertion from Donald Trump:
“This withdrawal was developed by a baby’s thoughts, and solely the Biden Administration is accountable for it.” pic.twitter.com/lt2qo6E0UR
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) September 28, 2021
The botched and embarrassingly incompetent withdrawal from Afghanistan had nothing to do with previous Administrations or issues that occurred “from 20 years in the past,” (apart from we should always not have been within the Center East within the first place!). The horrible “withdrawal” was triggered, particularly, as a result of the Army was taken out earlier than Americans and $85 Billion price of the highest-grade Army tools anyplace on the planet. This withdrawal was developed by a baby’s thoughts, and solely the Biden Administration is accountable for it. Once I left workplace, the Taliban was held at bay, we had so long as we wished, there was no motive to hurry, no troopers have been killed and even shot at for over 18 months, and in the event that they didn’t meet sure circumstances, we might have hit them very exhausting. However then Biden and Milley eliminated the Army in one of many dumbest Army strikes in historical past, and all of it started. So unhappy for our Nation!
As we’ve beforehand famous, Joe Biden and the Democrats have tried to counsel that one way or the other Biden was locked into one thing by the Trump deal. However as Trump notes, in the event that they didn’t meet the circumstances of the deal, “we might have hit them very exhausting, there was no motive to hurry.”
That’s really an extremely necessary level to make right here. A variety of the catastrophe that occurred was based mostly on this synthetic rush timeline that Biden demanded — allegedly due to the cope with the Taliban.
However as Gen. Milley confirmed right this moment, the Taliban didn’t maintain to the provisions of the deal, reminiscent of understanding a power-sharing cope with the federal government. Trump’s deal was conditioned on quite a lot of issues; it wasn’t only a bare pullout like Biden. In the event that they weren’t adhering to the deal, Biden was below no obligation to carry to the withdrawal or to drag out of Bagram.
Because it was, Biden didn’t maintain to the date that had been agreed — Might 1. He really modified the date twice — from Might 1 to September 11 after which to August 31. So, when he tries to say he was one way or the other locked into something, it’s only a lie, as he demonstrably deviated from the deal on the date.
He’s additionally proven he had completely no compunction about throwing issues that Trump did below the bus. So, Biden ceaselessly whining he was one way or the other locked into this, or that Trump was guilty for Biden’s incompetent withdrawal, simply doesn’t stand as much as scrutiny.
Biden had months to work out a reliable withdrawal. We have been urging him since not less than Might to get out our Afghan allies, fearing he would depart them there. Who might have dreamed he’d additionally even depart Americans?
So, Biden’s arguments simply don’t wash, and this is the reason the American folks have so soundly rejected his explanations, and why he’s cratered within the polls — even in deep-blue states like Minnesota ever for the reason that Afghanistan debacle.