Biden seems to have wasted the sacrifice of nearly 2,500 American lives lost in Afghanistan by ending the war neither the United States nor Afghanistan deserved — a disaster.
Taliban fighters celebrate their victory as the last aircraft carrying American forces departs from Afghanistan on Monday, meeting the August 31 deadline. “Now, our 20-year military presence in Afghanistan has ended,” said Biden in a statement, officially declaring the exclusion of America from the seem to be never-ending Afghan war.
While the leftists may call it a success, Biden’s presidency was once again the subject of outrage as hundreds of Americans are said to be left behind in the Taliban-led nation where their safety is not guaranteed. Hence, many Americans branded him as the “worst president ever.” Amy Tarkanian, former Nevada GOP Chairperson, and Mark Meadows, former White House Chief of Staff, are among those who are disappointed with the way things ended.
The Pentagon just admitted the Biden administration left (at least) hundreds of Americans in Afghanistan—not to mention allies. We still have people there.— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) August 30, 2021
This is not a victory. It’s a national disgrace and failure of leadership.
During the announcement of the completion of the evacuation and withdrawal from Afghanistan, U.S. General McKenzie admitted that not all Americans and Afghans had been able to leave: “We were not able to do that,” he said.
“There’s a lot of heartbreak associated with this departure. We did not get out everybody that we wanted to get out, but I think if we stayed another 10 days, we wouldn’t have gotten everybody out we wanted to get out.”
Meanwhile, Secretary Antony Blinken estimated that there were less than 200 Americans left stranded, “likely closer to 100.” In response, he promised that the State Department would continue to work toward their evacuation, which House Republicans refute in a tweet, saying that he “never had a plan” as there were still Americans left to begin with.
Joe Biden, who promised to do the best he could, appears to have broken his word and has continuously failed during his term in office.
With the tragic loss of 13 soldiers, the forced servitude of Afghan women, and the abandonment of hundreds of Americans by their government, can the deemed “end of war” be really celebrated?