Biden’s SECOND Horribly Deceptive Speech on Afghanistan – More Malarkey (Part 1)

Taliban Soldiers Patrol the Streets / Screenshot via CBS on YouTube

ANALYSIS – This is Part 1 of a Three-Part piece. President Joe Biden made his first terrible speech on his decision to rapidly, and recklessly, withdraw from Afghanistan on July 8th. This speech was universally panned as being riddled with false statements, half-truths and outright lies. Following the speech Biden also famously and emphatically, and obtusely said there would not be a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and there would be no scenes of U.S. helicopters evacuating people from the U.S. embassy.

I wrote about that speech the next day, referring to it as a bunch of ‘malarkey.’ CNN’s National Security Analyst, Peter Bergen, concurred with me when he wrote a similar piece soon after.

And now, after hiding out at Camp David for three days as his self-created Afghan disaster unfolded, we have Biden’s SECOND Afghanistan ‘malarky’ speech, which he gave without allowing for any questions before retreating into the White House.

The Bulwark provides an excellent breakdown of Biden’s horribly deceptive speech:

The president did not express regret either for pulling U.S. forces from Afghanistan—“I stand squarely behind my decision,” he said—or for the layers of lethal incompetence with which the pullout has been executed.

Had Biden come out and said “This was badly handled, the situation is now terrible, and here is how we are going to improve things and help the thousands of Afghans who desperately need us,” his remarks would have been at least admirably frank. The closest he came to that sort of candor was the admission that the Taliban takeover “did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated.”

Instead of candor, what is most striking about Biden’s speech is the number of disingenuous passages, strawman arguments, and outright falsehoods. Here are eight:

The Bulwark then list eight of the most points Biden made, and why they are false:

1.) “We were clear-eyed about the risks. We planned for every contingency.”

The events of the weekend put the lie to the claim that there was a contingency plan worthy of the name.

2.)  “Some of the Afghans did not want to leave earlier.”

…to the extent that the Biden administration had a contingency plan for dealing with refugees, it apparently was just for U.S. troops to stand by in case the situation went south…That’s it… that’s hardly a contingency plan.

3.)  “The Afghan military collapsed, sometimes without trying to fight.”

It is, at best, an incomplete account of what happened to blame the Afghans for their unwillingness to fight. After President Biden announced in April his intention to withdraw from Afghanistan by September 11, key components of our support for the Afghan military came to an end—including vitally important logistical support. A significant part of the failure of Afghan forces to fight and fight well is the Biden administration’s fault.

I would add that the psychological effect on morale of being abandoned by the world’s greatest superpower overnight, who then begins frantically evacuating Afghan interpreters and translators, cannot be underestimated.

This was devastating to the Afghans, as America was essentially telling them: “We think you are doomed. Goodbye.” ADN

CONTINUE TO PART 2 HERE

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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Stephanie R Wilson
Stephanie R Wilson
1 month ago

It’s time to impeach Biden

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JDM
JDM
1 month ago

Joe the Molester and Camel Hairy Butt both should be EXECUTED.

TPS
TPS
1 month ago

So, the good news, no more mean tweets, right?

Stephen Weiss
1 month ago

The horror of the entire thing was that it disturbed President Biden’s monthly vacation at Camp David, and DOCTOR Jill had to step in and refuse to let any more phone calls get through to the President. Hopefulyl, he’ll be able to get off to Wilmington, Delaware this coming weekend to rest up from his ordeal.

joe
joe
1 month ago

Democrap sleepy Joe Biden must be the best golfer in the USA, as more and more Americans think.he is a real Putz!

John J
1 month ago

The 25 TH amendment is there for a reason and Biden IS the reason

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago

Neither Biden nor his admin are ‘clear-eyed’ about ANYTHING.

libra
libra
30 days ago
Reply to  Jawad

They Biden Administration know they did not win the election of 2020 and the big reveal of what the audits found with fraudulent votes will soon be revealed.. I am sure the orders came to him from CCP to evacuate Americans from Afghanistan quickly.. The CCP and the Taliban are buddies for now. I wonder if they realize they will soon be in bondage to the CCP. Maybe the Taliban does not realize what the CCP has done to the Chinese Muslims. The CCP will reward Joe for doing a good job and moving quickly..

BullyQ
BullyQ
30 days ago

Do you remember him saying I give you my word as a Biden what a bunch of bullshit I wouldn’t let this guy run a water Spicket

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP…PREZ BIDEN Needs to RESIGN/RETIRE. HIS PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORS Need to be FIRED. PREZ TRUMP= CHECKMATE…ROYAL FLUSH..GOLD MEDAL…TOUCHDOWN. It is Because GOD is with HIM. PREZ TRUMP is GOD’S KING DAVID. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams
30 days ago

Sadly they lie, cheat, and steal and simply walk away-there’s no accountability in this life for their despicable actions-God help us.

libra
libra
30 days ago

I just have that awful feeling that Joe’s real employers gave him orders to evacuate Afghanistan so they can move in freely to begin mining the Rare Earth’s they so desire.. I can see them pushing to annex Afghanistan as it abuts their Western Border. The Chinese CCP need the Lithium for the vast numbers of EV’s they will be building and selling. There is much more in the way of Resources to be found in Afghanistan. Very valuable resources. Traitor Joe must go before he sells the USA out again. He has been selling out the USA for years. .

Kent
Kent
29 days ago

This whole mess has the America hating cockroach known as Obama written all over it


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