President Joe Biden — after six days of silence — finally addressed the disaster that is the US pullout in Afghanistan by saying “The buck stops with me,” and then gave a litany of excuses blaming everyone else for the debacle.
Republican leaders on The Hill were quick to point out the hypocrisy of Biden’s statement.
“He said ‘the buck stops with me’ and then he goes on to blame everyone else — that’s not leadership,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise said.
“After six days of silence, President Biden finally addressed the worst foreign policy disaster in decades. His remarks did not answer any questions about the disastrous troop withdrawal that has failed to protect American citizens, put thousands of American troops in harm’s way, and heightened the threat of terrorism around the world,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement.
Meanwhile in Kabul, All US military and charter flights are suspended, which is the only only escape for Americans in Afghanistan. It is there that the harrowing videos were shot of people holding on to landing gear in a desperate effort to escape only to fall to their death.
How the US military did not hold on to the secure Bagram Airfield, which is 25 miles outside Kabul, in order to evacuate all our diplomatic and military staff should lead to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley’s immediate firing.
In an interesting side note a key Taliban spokesman took to Twitter to update his 280,000 followers on the advancement of insurgents into Kabul, while former President Trump remains banned from the platform.
Trump did issued a statement calling for Biden to “resign in disgrace.”
“It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen to Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy,” Trump wrote in a statement.