Biden’s Afghan Disaster Will Haunt Him and Democrats for Years – Just Like Vietnam and Obama’s Iraq Surrender

U.S. Navy Seal's search for al-Qaida and Taliban while conducting a Sensitive Site Exploitation mission in the Jaji Mountains, Jan. 12, 2002. Navy Special Operations Forces are conducting missions in Afghanistan in support Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Tim Turner) (Released).

ANALYSIS – With President Joe Biden’s total withdrawal from Afghanistan by September 11, most experts and the intelligence predict a rapid collapse of Afghan military forces and the democratic government in Kabul.  A recent intelligence assessment says it could come as soon as in six months.

Some are comparing Biden’s ill-conceived decision to former President Barack Obama’s equally reckless, and politically motivated, decision to pull out of Iraq in 2011, which helped create the conditions for the rapid rise of the brutal Islamic State (ISIS).

But the collapse of South Vietnam after a Democrat congress ended all U.S. support to our democratic ally in Saigon, allowing a massive North Vietnamese invasion, also holds very close parallels.

Since Biden announced his unilateral and unconditional withdrawal plans in mid-April, the Taliban have made significant territorial gains, notes a United Nations official, capturing more than 50 of 370 Afghan districts since the beginning of May alone.

Biden made this decision with almost no consultation with his military leadership, or with our NATO allies who were caught by surprise and have been scrambling to remove their troops from Afghanistan before the last U.S. forces withdraw.

The effects of this momentously flawed decision will likely haunt Biden, and Democrats for years. And Republicans are prepared to benefit.

As Politico reports:

President Joe Biden’s self-imposed Sept. 11 deadline to unconditionally withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan is nearly three months away, but the political and humanitarian fallout from his decision is already rattling his administration.

In recent days, the U.S. has completed more than half the troop withdrawal, and the Taliban have seized dozens of Afghan districts amid warnings that the government in Kabul could fall in a matter of months once the U.S. leaves. Military leaders also are warning that terrorist groups such as al-Qaida could regroup in Afghanistan within two years.

U.S. lawmakers, even those who support withdrawing, are demanding that Biden protect Afghans who helped the U.S. in the two-decade war, and the Biden administration is now hurriedly unrolling an evacuation plan for those Afghans. On Friday, Afghanistan’s president will visit the White House, where he has an opportunity to ask Biden to rethink his approach.

Biden risks being seen as the president who lost Afghanistan — and Republicans know it.

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said according to Politico:

This may be the ‘Saigon moment’ where you’ve got the helicopter leaving and that’s what everybody associates with [Biden’s] policy. It’s eerily similar [to Iraq]. We withdrew from Iraq on a politically motivated timeline to fulfill a campaign promise, and then we have chaos on the ground, a caliphate emerges.

From the moment some dumb White House staffer decided we’re going to make 9/11 the date and thereby give the Taliban this propaganda victory in addition to surrendering territory, is the moment we realized this was a political effort, not a serious geopolitical effort.

Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, predicted that the U.S. Embassy in Kabul could fall, too. “The crown jewel is going to be the embassy at the end,” reports Politico.

But even some Democrats are complaining about Biden’s impetuous decision. Fearing the Taliban wiping out two decades of gains for women and girls in Afghanistan, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), said of her concerns about the rights of women and girls in the country: “That’s why I was disappointed in the decision to withdraw as rapidly as the president suggested. ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Richard N
Richard N
2 months ago

It doesn’t matter whether we leave Afghanistan in 3 months or 50 years the Afghan government will fall to whatever group is in opposition. The people of Afghanistan have no idea of a country they are just organized in regions not a country. That was a lot like the Vietnamese people, the were organized in small hamlets and had no concept of country.

robert mcdermott
robert mcdermott
2 months ago
Reply to  Richard N

Correct, all the Taliban had to do was wait us out and involve everybody in pointless waste of time peace talks while they build up strength. Sound familiar ? And just like the ARVN they will buckle quickly. Unlike their enemy they do not have the will to fight. If you loose the will to fight you loose the war.

Peted
Peted
1 month ago

The Democrats pulling all funding to the South Vietnamese certainly precipitated the fall of the south!

Oldclimber
Oldclimber
2 months ago

The effects of this momentously flawed decision will likely haunt Biden, and Democrats for years. And Republicans are prepared to benefit.” ??? And just how are Republicans going to benefit ?
The Demorats will set up a facade Afgan village in the New Mexico desert, and populate it with illegal aliens, festivals, and pinatas for the media cameras, as representing state of the Taliban takeover. None of the idiots who support them will know there are no pinatas in Afganistan, and media on site will never divulge the truth. There will be blood and heads rolling down the streets, and a few actually brave journalists will only be able to put in the alternative news media. And then it will be denied as “conspiracy theory” by the Demorat media.

wvweights
2 months ago

Well first of all the US should never get involved in any of these mulum countries. But since we did…..and its time to leave…..biden (most likely his masters pulling his strings did the pull out……leaving all that equipment there that out troops will …..most likely…..have used against them in the future. I am sure biden has no regrets about that action since he does not even know what day it is.

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
2 months ago
Reply to  wvweights

Most days…he isn’t even sure who the President, is❓

Pawn
Pawn
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben Matthews

the perfect puppet…..but what about the the media, scjhoo; administrators, politicians, the alphabet soup of govt agencies, etc… no these are all coruot paid off enemies of the US, all paid to be traitors.

Peted
Peted
2 months ago

The “Afghan Disaster” will be brushed off as unconsequential just like the “Benghazi Disaster”! That is how the Socialist/Liberal/Demwits roll!

Rob Porter
Rob Porter
2 months ago

Biden and his stupid mob are incapable of being ‘haunted’ by their foolish mistakes.

Sararay
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Porter

Ditto. I was gonna say it but you said it better.

glenn edward davis
glenn edward davis
2 months ago

It hasn’t happened yet and he’s already forgotten it.

Salvo Selassie
Salvo Selassie
2 months ago

It is remarkable similar to Vietnam but, much worse. North Vietnam was never an international nor terrorist threat to the US or its neighbors. Afghanistan is a proven terrorist incubation cell. We will regret this forever.

Jawad
Jawad
2 months ago

Some mules are so stupid, you can knock them upside the head with a 2×4 fifty times and they STILL won’t get it. Yes, I am speaking of the DemonCrats.

Rob
Rob
2 months ago

You can’t keep fighting for someone’s country if the majority of its people don’t want to get involved like the guy in the picture.20 years and trillions of dollars and how many dead soldiers do we say it’s enough?

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
2 months ago

Not if you’re contractor or part of the “military-Industrial-Corporate-Complex” who make huge profits from it…war is a damn, good business…why do ya think the demon©rats & neo-cons ❤️ it so much❗️

JDAVIS951
JDAVIS951
2 months ago

WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO DEMAND IMPEACH BIDEN AND HARRIS!

WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) we’ve had countless opportunities to fixed the nightmare of having Biden & Harris and sadly we chose to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action?

I urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP AND SENATORS in DC and DEMAND IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDEN AND HARRIS.

BIDEN is completely MENTALLY UNFIT FOR OFFICE! Biden is guilty of 18 U.S. Code §2381 TREASON, 18 U.S. Code §2382 SEDITION, 18 U.S. Code §2384 Seditious Conspiracy Crimes against Humanity and Subversive Activities. 

HARRIS is guilty of violating 18 US Code §2381 Treason, 18 US Code §2382 Misprision of Treason, 18US Code §2383 Rebellion or Insurrection, 18 US Code §2384 Seditious Conspiracy and 18 US CODE §2385 Advocating Overthrow of Government!

Democrats want to legalize anarchy and ban law and order!

Copy and paste this info into an E-Mail and send to friends & family asking them to make the calls, then forward on to their friends asking them to make the calls & forward on! WE NEED TO MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!

Members of the House
202-224-3841

Members of the Senate
202-224-3121

TOLL FREE:
866-272-6622

Keep in mind:  SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

Pa John
Pa John
2 months ago

Achieving energy independence in 2019 finally meant that all the anti-war protesters chanting “No More Blood For Oil!” could finally relax and enjoy the freedom of our nation, from no longer having to intervene and become directly involved in all the endless Middle Eastern wars, just to keep the damned oil flowing. We were finally free.

Then Biden gets into the White House and immediately shuts down the XL Pipeline and cancels all sorts of arctic federal land grants, and *poof* just like that we are helplessly dependent on potentially hostile Middle Eastern nations for oil again. And of course, Biden also cleared the way for Russia’s export oil pipeline, so they can now rake in endless trillions and use those profits to build up their military… to bolster their alliance with communist China against us and all the other NATO member nations. Brilliant!

Who is “Putin’s puppet” again? Sure seems very apparent to me that the former president was a lot harder on Russia & China than the current one is. Biden is constraining us and slashing military spending at the worst possible time as Russia and China are building up militarily in a major way, enabling the Russians & ChiComs to do as they will with virtually no meaningful resistance at all.

When China inevitably invades Taiwan and murders everybody who stands against them, I predict Biden will do precisely what Obama did when Russia invaded Ukraine and carved out Crimea and forcibly took it as their own: NOTHING.

People who hate this country are now effectively running it. What could possibly go wrong?

Dennis01311
Dennis01311
2 months ago
Reply to  Pa John

From the choir – “Amen!” (I regret we don’t have a President, the course would be different, and I could yell “HUZZAH!!” – but, again, we don’t have a President.)

IAMPCBOB
IAMPCBOB
2 months ago
Reply to  Pa John

Yet, the USA is STILL the number one oil exporter! So far, Biden hasn’t changed that! Give him time, though…

Deborah
Deborah
2 months ago

“Further proof of just what an IDIOT Joe Biden actually is! IMPEACH BIDEN/HARRIS!

Craig Forester
Craig Forester
2 months ago

Under no circumstances ever get in a ground war in Asia.
Under no circumstances ever try rebuilding a predominantly Islamic Country.
It will be a total waste of time, lives, and treasure.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Cant do 1 last carpet bombing of Taliban sites?

Dennis01311
Dennis01311
2 months ago

This is an obscenity. Biden is the last in a tontine of stupidity, of blame. MANY years ago (hello, Colin Powell) it was stated that before going “in” that an “exit strategy” had to be prepared. Granting no plan survives contact, but REALLY??? From Bush the Younger through Obama this has drifted on auto-pilot. At least Trump had the moral courage to say enough of this nonsense.

Once handed the ball, Biden fumbles it…. I will suspend and profanity.

As a closing thought, can we stop putting our reproductive gear into power outlets?? Catching the monkey with the shiny bauble in the glass vase is fine – for monkeys.

We don’t have the blood and treasure to waste on fools’ errands

GonzsMom
GonzsMom
2 months ago

I don’t know why any of our allies trust a Democrat administration in power in the US. It seems that every time the Dems have control, our allies get thrown under the bus. Yes, Trump make our NATO allies fulfill their financial obligations, yes he fulfilled his campaign promise to not get us into any new wars, and the minute he is out of office, the Dems start making deals with terrorist regimes and throwing out any promises that were made in the past to support our allies. Now Biden is drawing Obama’s “red lines” that our enimies will barrel over in every area, and we will have lost any ground we gained during the Trump administration. Our National Security is the last thing they think of, and the “global government for all” is their primary. It’s becoming less and less safe to be an American in this world every day.

Gerald S Ladd
2 months ago

There’s a right way to do it, and a wrong way. Blow hole Joe picked the wrong way. As of late, nothing new for the drooling fool.

John
John
2 months ago

History repeats itself..and it seems disaster is always the result when democrats hold office…how anybody with a brain can vote democrat astounds me.The de-education system in place in our schools has surely done it’s job.Its high time to break up that commie teachers union and remove the weeds from the wheat.

John
John
2 months ago

Afghanistan is a land that’s a no win situation..your the enemy if you stay..your a coward if you leave…the people we trained there militarily will need to fall into the shadows and give the Taliban a taste of it’s own medicine…gorilla warfare and force them to have to negotiate peace amongst their peoples.

Peted
Peted
1 month ago

Presididn’t (Go to the Border) Joe Biden’s Afghan withdrawal is hasty and plain stupid in lack of planning! Not even getting allies into the pre-planning is criminal and will definitely lead to hesitation of allies to go with the U.S. in future military moves!

Billv
1 month ago

The real story is Biden’s getting 3.5 million dollars from the Mayor of Moscow and you know it had to be Ok by Putin and the Chinese giving millions to the Biden’s! Our two biggest adversaries and Biden shyts our oil industry down then approves a pipeline of Russia to Germany that had not been approved by previous admin and what do we get from Russia, taking down and blackmailing our businessmen by tech companies in Russia and thank you Biden for protecting us! China now threatening the U.S. and our allies! And the media silent but if Trump did this Pelosi would be having another impeachment trial! Now she is silent as our country is being destroyed! A two justice system one for the DemocRATS and there allies and one for everyone else!

Van Snyder
1 month ago

After Teddy Kennedy and John Tunney subverted the agreement to end US participation in the Vietnam War, Saigon quickly fell to the communists, and 900,000 Vietnamese disappeared. 40% of the casualties of the Vietnam War happened after it was “over.”

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

How many countries have went to Afghanistan, and never learned a lesson, I count a lot and all have been defeated. It’s time to let the country figure out what kind of government they will have. We can’t fight their battles for them, they need to figure it out.

Maxwell
1 month ago

It is bad that Joe Biden is a idiot, the problem with Afghan is the taliban were waiting in shadows and getting stronger and stronger, Pakistan need to be held accountable as they protected and provided support that is a well know fact. Let the taliban look after Afghan and see how they go with now having have to provide food, jobs and infrastructure. It will work out better now that the taliban are now out in the open. The history of this country speaks for itself no outside influences have ever done well in Afghan and the amount of money and aid pumped into this country is shocking in fact we have enabled the Afghan people to live of aid.


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