(ConcernedPatriot.com) – President Joe Biden reiterated remarks after the State Department published an “after-action review” of the botched withdrawal, saying that his decision to remove American forces from Afghanistan, which resulted in 13 deaths and more injuries, was not a mistake.
As Biden left the room after delivering live remarks on the Supreme Court decision invalidating his $430 billion student debt forgiveness scheme, a reporter asked him if he would concede failure in Afghanistan.
The White House is trying to bury a report before a holiday weekend showing how the Biden Administration’s incompetency led to the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal.
The whole report must be released.
Americans deserve transparency.https://t.co/PFRIunkVvl
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) June 30, 2023
“Mr. President, do you acknowledge Afghanistan’s failure? Mistakes? A report on the disengagement from Afghanistan claimed that there had been failures and errors. Do you acknowledge that errors were made both before and during the withdrawal?” the journalist questioned.
“No, no,” Biden retorted as he turned around. “All of the evidence is accumulating. Recall what I said about Afghanistan, don’t you? Al-Qaeda wouldn’t be there, I said. I guaranteed that it wouldn’t be. I promised that the Taliban would assist us. What’s going on right now? What is happening? Read the news. I was correct.”
Biden told us Afghanistan wouldn’t fall. He told us it would be a safe and orderly withdrawal. He told us it was “highly unlikely” the Taliban would overrun the country.
He was completely wrong.pic.twitter.com/vqWya0fPTo
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 30, 2023
Another reporter attempted to question Biden about the report, but Biden left the room.
The Taliban marched into Kabul and overthrew the U.S.-backed government, forcing American officials, contractors, and people to escape hurriedly. Biden has always denied having any misgivings regarding the pullback.
Both the Trump and Biden administrations were held accountable by the report, which concentrated on State Department activities, for failing to prepare for the worst-case situations.
Journalists questioned whether the State Department report’s release on the Friday before the Fourth of July weekend was an attempt to conceal the report’s conclusions at the White House briefing.
🚨BREAKING: Late on a Friday, just before the July 4th weekend, the State Department is trying to bury the scathing after-action report criticizing the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Three months ago, the press called out the administration for… https://t.co/BE0RxbSsYJ
— Rep. Barry Loudermilk (@RepLoudermilk) June 30, 2023
The pullout, which resulted in the deaths of 13 American soldiers and some 170 Afghans after an ISIS suicide bomber struck a gate at the airport where the disorganized evacuation was planned, has not yet resulted in anybody being dismissed.
According to reports, Marine Staff Sergeant Tyler Vargas-Andrews testified before Congress that he and others had seen the suicide bomber but were not granted clearance to fight.
Marine Tyler Vargas-Andrews breaks down while testifying today on the Biden administration’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal.
He said he and others spotted the suspected Kabul airport bomber before the bombing and asked their commander if they could engage, but were never… pic.twitter.com/V95VqJ33mM
— Kristina Wong 🇺🇸 (@kristina_wong) March 8, 2023
The bottom line is that the exit from Afghanistan was an embarrassment and a disaster. And he had the AUDACITY to look at his watch while soldiers’ remains were removed from the plane coming home.
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