Biden’s withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan sets a new precedent for what a failure he can be. After the Taliban took over Kabul, including the presidential palace, Biden decided to send 1,000 American troops into the country, meaning there is now a presence of 6,000.
Yesterday, Americans in Afghanistan’s capital were instructed to fill out paperwork and hide in place. The U.S. Embassy flag was lowered, despite the fact that, as of Thursday, a spokesman for the State Department maintained that an evacuation was not planned.
“This is not abandonment,” Ned Price had said. “This is not an evacuation. This is not the wholesale withdrawal. That this is a reduction in the size of our civilian footprint. The embassy remains open and we plan to continue our diplomatic work in Afghanistan.”
Earlier this morning, Fox News reported that the Kabul International Airport had to suspend flights because hundreds of people were crowding the runways, in an effort to escape the crisis. Other news reports shared that people were actually falling from U.S. Military cargo planes that had already departed.
As all of this chaos plays out, Biden cannot even be bothered to show up for work. Neither can White House press secretary Jen Psaki.