Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal was a complete disaster.
Americans were left stranded in territory controlled by the Taliban. 13 US service members were killed. Billions in military equipment were left behind. Unvetted refugees are now being flown into the United States.
That is just some of the blunders.
We now have leaked documents proving the White House was unprepared for the withdrawal.
We publish the full document … one of the Biden admin action items the day before Kabul fell: notify local Afghan staff “to begin to register their interest in relocation to the United States.”
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) February 2, 2022
Leaked notes from a White House Situation Room meeting the day before Kabul fell shed new light on just how unprepared the Biden administration was to evacuate Afghan nationals who’d helped the United States in its 20-year war against the Taliban.
Why it matters: Hours before the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan’s capital on Aug. 15, 2021, senior Biden administration officials were still discussing and assigning basic actions involved in a mass civilian evacuation.
The bottom line: Many outside advisers were sounding the alarm as the Taliban swept through provincial capitals heading into August.
- “I kept being told by people in the [White House] the thing they were most concerned about was the optics of a chaotic evacuation,” said Matt Zeller, a former CIA officer who contacted administration officials in February 2021 about protecting Afghans who worked with the Americans. “They treated us like we were Chicken Little. They didn’t believe the sky was falling.”
- “On the 13th of July, we offered to work with them to help evacuate our partners,” Zeller added. “We all saw this disaster coming before the inevitable occurred. They didn’t get back to us until Aug 15, the day Kabul fell.”
Biden should be impeached over this.
The Palmieri Report is a Pro-America News Outlet founded by Jacob Palmieri. The Palmieri Report is dedicated to giving people the truth so that they can form their own informed political opinions.
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