Biden’s own staff is turning on him.
An anonymous Biden White House official told Politico that they were “appalled” that Americans were left in Afghanistan.
Biden WH official: “I am absolutely appalled and literally horrified we left Americans there. It was a hostage rescue of thousands of Americans in the guise of a NEO [noncombatant evacuation operations], and we have failed that no-fail mission.” https://t.co/MJFDCgtHav
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) September 1, 2021
Not everyone in the administration shared the commander in chief’s confidence. “I am absolutely appalled and literally horrified we left Americans there,” one administration official told POLITICO. “It was a hostage rescue of thousands of Americans in the guise of a NEO [noncombatant evacuation operations], and we have failed that no-fail mission.” Another White House official said that the mission isn’t accomplished if they left Americans behind.
The drawdown of the war in Afghanistan represents the most significant failure Biden has confronted in his presidency — one where he repeatedly failed to meet his lofty promises and flawed predictions. Biden has long relished proving his doubters wrong and wrapping his pursuits in a sense of optimism. It has worked for him before, most recently with his zealous quest to win Republican support for a bipartisan infrastructure deal.
Another administration official told Politico that they didn’t consider the mission to be accomplished if Americans were abandoned in Afghanistan.
The officials’ concerns came the same day that Biden vigorously defended his handling of the withdrawal.
It is time for Biden to resign:
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