Everyone is dissecting the latest failure of a Democratic President—Joe Biden and Afghanistan. The media is already towing the Democratic Party line that it is former President Donald Trump’s fault that the terrorist group Taliban has easily overrun and taken control of Afghanistan. Biden, in a White House statement, started the Trump blame game rolling when he said on Saturday, August 14, “When I came to office, I inherited a deal cut by my predecessor.” This is in stark contrast to his July 8 statement referring to 1975 Saigon: “There’s going to be no circumstance where you are going to see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy of the United States from Afghanistan.” But he sent troops to evacuate the Embassy.
Biden, in that same July 8 presser, said the Taliban was not competent enough to take over Afghanistan. He emphatically said several times that the Taliban was no threat to a military takeover. Today he is hiding out at Camp David on some sort of “vacation” while thousands of Americans are stranded in Afghanistan, the Afghani president has run for his life, and the Taliban have captured the country, now named the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. That was the name of the country when the Taliban were in control 20 years ago. Lest we forget, the Taliban was in cahoots with al-Qaeda in orchestrating the 9/11 attacks on the twin towers in New York and on the Pentagon. Today, every decent person in Afghanistan is fearing for their lives; all the sacrifice by American soldiers appears to be in vain; and Biden is hiding out at Camp David blaming Trump.
Trump set the record straight in a Saturday statement, saying, “Joe Biden gets it wrong every time on foreign policy, and many other issues. Everyone knew he couldn’t handle the pressure. Even Obama’s Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, said as much. He [Biden] ran out of Afghanistan instead of following the plan our Administration had left for him—a plan that protected our people and our property, and ensured the Taliban would never dream of taking our Embassy or providing a base for new attacks against America. The withdrawal would be guided by facts on the ground. After I took out ISIS, I established a credible deterrent. That deterrent is now gone. The Taliban no longer has fear or respect for America, or America’s power…This is complete failure through weakness, incompetence, and total strategic incoherence.”
Here is the kicker: What is it with Democrat Presidents and radical Islam? Jimmy Carter destabilizing Iran in favor of the terrorist-sponsoring Ayatollahs and supporting terrorist Yassir Arafat…Bill Clinton’s support for the terrorist Kosovo Liberation Army…Barack Obama’s support of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood’s Arab Spring that destabilized the Middle East…and now Biden looking the other way as the Taliban takeover Afghanistan in a week. Do these Democrat leaders ever learn? Or do they favor evil? Or both? Proverbs 17:13 says, “Whoso rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.” Is this specific to America’s leaders or to those voting them into office or to America as a nation when these enemies of God are favored? All the above? Remember it rains on the just and the unjust alike. What’s next?