President Joe Biden’s hasty exit from Afghanistan is destined to go down in history as one of the worst blunders committed by a president. It isn’t just that the Americans left in a hurry, but also what was left behind.
Jake Sullivan, national security advisor to the president, admitted that a “fair amount” of U.S. military equipment was left in the hands of the Taliban thanks to Biden’s ill-fated withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the Daily Caller reported. The nation has fallen into chaos without American forces as the situation continues to unfold.
“The president had the choice of either not giving it to them or giving it to them in the hope that it would better service their country,” Sullivan said as the rationale for leaving weapons and equipment behind. Some of that equipment now in the hands of the Taliban included Black Hawk helicopters that are considered advanced military technology.
Taliban fighters posing with US weapons in a base they just captured easily. This is what we spent a trillion dollars on! pic.twitter.com/OpWoKI66ur
— Gravel Institute (@GravelInstitute) August 14, 2021
Biden’s terrible planning meant that anything left for the Afghani army would immediately become weapons the terrorists could use once they easily regained a foothold in the nation. Many lawmakers spoke out about this irresponsible and dangerous situation created by an incompetent president.
“The White House’s politically-driven timetable cannot outweigh American lives,” Sen. Ben Sasse told the Daily Caller in an exclusive. “America’s message, to our friends and to the Taliban, should be crystal clear: We will move heaven and earth to get every last American in Afghanistan back to American soil, period. That’s the only answer,” the Nebraska Repulican said.
Former President Donald Trump also weighed in on the situation.”I looked at that big monster cargo plane yesterday with people grabbing the side and trying to get flown out of Afghanistan because of their incredible fear – and they’re blowing off of the plane from 2,000 feet up in the air, nobody has ever seen anything like that,” he said on Fox News’s Hannity Tuesday.
“That blows the helicopters in Vietnam away,” he said of the situation where American diplomats were being airlifted out after the fall of Saigon. “That is not even a contest. It has been the most humiliating period of time that I’ve ever seen.”
There are so many consequences to Biden’s horrific botch job in Afghanistan. Not only has it made the region less stable, but it’s also left the terrorist organization armed to the teeth — and that may cost countless lives.