Just a month ago Biden was adamant that the Taliban would not take over Afghanistan and now just one month after he made those claims the President of Afghanistan is fleeing the country.
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country after the Taliban were edging their way closer to the city of Kabul.
A spokesperson of the Afghanistan National Reconciliation Counsel even referred to President Ashraf Ghani as the “former President” and was quoted saying “The former president of Afghanistan left Afghanistan, leaving the country in this difficult situation,”
The 20 years of shed blood and trillions of dollars spent to help Afghanistan to not be taken over by the Taliban has been completely in vain due to Biden’s incompetence of withdrawing troops.
Afghanistan’s government collapsed on Sunday after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country and the Taliban entered the capital, Kabul, effectively sealing the insurgents’ takeover. https://t.co/GXGQ1GwNza pic.twitter.com/0gYL8LonW6
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 15, 2021
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) August 15, 2021
Taliban has now declared Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, offers choice—acceptance of Sharia Law, flee or beheading.
Chairman of Joint Chiefs has confirmed raising terror threat in US as Al-Qaeda declares intent to hit America’s homeland.
This is a Biden foreign policy disaster.
— Tricia Flanagan (R-NJ) (@NewDayForNJ) August 15, 2021
The Associated Press shared these details:
Afghanistan’s embattled president left the country Sunday, joining his fellow citizens and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban and signaling the end of a 20-year Western experiment aimed at remaking Afghanistan.
The Taliban, who for hours had been on the outskirts of Kabul, announced soon after they would move further into a city gripped by panic where helicopters raced overhead throughout the day to evacuate personnel from the U.S. Embassy. Smoke rose near the compound as staff destroyed important documents. Several other Western missions also prepared to pull their people out.
Civilians fearing that the Taliban could reimpose the kind of brutal rule that all but eliminated women’s rights rushed to leave the country as well, lining up at cash machines to withdraw their life savings. The desperately poor — who had left homes in the countryside for the presumed safety of the capital — remained in their thousands in parks and open spaces throughout the city.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken rejected comparisons to the U.S. pullout from Vietnam, as many watched in disbelief at the sight of helicopters landing in the embassy compound.
President Ashraf Ghani flew out of the country, two officials told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to brief journalists. Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the Afghan National Reconciliation Council, later confirmed that Ghani had left.
“The former president of Afghanistan left Afghanistan, leaving the country in this difficult situation,” Abdullah said. “God should hold him accountable.”
Here was Biden just one month earlier declaring that Kabul would not be taken over:
This may become the most infamous — and devastating — press conference ever held by an American President. pic.twitter.com/j4kKwyPDVm
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) August 15, 2021
Don’t worry America, General Woke Milley is on it…. https://t.co/txCZp9WSh4
— Dan Scavino🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) August 13, 2021
NBC News covered the story too:
Afghanistan’s president fled the country Sunday as the Taliban and its fighters in Kabul reached the brink of taking political power. Twenty years after it toppled the militant regime, the U.S. rushed to leave the country after the losses of thousands of U.S. lives and billions of dollars failed to bring lasting democracy.
President Ashraf Ghani’s departure — and the hurried evacuation of all personnel from the U.S. Embassy — followed a lightning-fast Taliban offensive across the country that brought an embarrassing end to the U.S. military presence after two decades.
Later, video put out by Al Jazeera appeared to show extraordinary images of armed Taliban fighters inside the presidential palace, lounging in chairs, strolling around with their guns and taking pictures of one another. The fighters give a tour to the Al Jazeera journalist, and at one point one rolls up an Afghan flag in the palace and puts it on a mantelpiece.
It’s complete and utter chaos in Afghanistan right now and all because the Biden administration was too proud to follow Trump’s exit strategy and foreign policy on Afghanistan.
— khaled (@el_khxled) August 15, 2021