Americans watched in shock as Afghanistan fell to the Taliban. But the blame goes well beyond Joe Biden.
Sure, we can accuse Joe for hastily withdrawing our troops. We can blame him for not having a plan to evacuate thousands of Americans and many more Afghan allies.
And Joe is responsible for leaving behind massive stores of equipment. Equipment that is now in Taliban hands.
But this disaster was long in the brewing. And former military experts are placing the blame squarely on Biden’s old boss.
No wonder Obama has been silent this past week as the President who presided over the Afghanistan mission longer than any other. From The Washington Examiner:
Former Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc, who spent nearly six years as special operations commander in Afghanistan, believes [Obama] has not commented because he doesn’t want blowback for the catastrophic blunder he helped create…
Obama shares the blame with the current administration because he created the situation that allowed the Taliban to gain control of large rural areas before American troops withdrew this week, according to Bolduc.
Not only is Obama accused of creating a bad situation in Afghanistan. He can also be directly linked to the man that made this current disaster possible. From Newsmax:
A Taliban commander released from the Guantanamo Bay prison by former President Barack Obama masterminded the takeover of Kabul, it was reported…
Obama assured the public that Khairkhwa and four other enemy combatants would be transferred to Qatar and kept from causing any trouble in Afghanistan.
However, the freed detainees quickly used Qatar as a base to form a regime in exile.
The war in Afghanistan has always been a long and complicated mess. But at one point, we were doing very well pushing back the Taliban and freeing the nation.
But Obama ruined all that with some very bad decisions.
Back in 2010, we had 100,000 troops that were liberating rural areas, where the Taliban was hiding.
For some reason, Obama ordered most of those soldiers out in 2014, leaving only 10,00 soldiers in a “training and advisory role.”
That led to al Qaeda striking back. Over the years, casualties went up and our enemy’s presence grew.
On top of that, Obama released a Taliban “mastermind” from Gitmo in exchange for a deserter. He promised us that this man, a trained radical, would pose no threat.
Guess what happened? He helped put this push together.
It seems that, just like Biden, Obama made decisions based on politics and how he’d look in the press. He wanted the media to praise him for de-escalating the wars Bush got us into.
Instead, he made hasty decisions that empowered our enemies.
And it looks like Biden is following in his footsteps. Trump used our military strength to beat back ISIS in Iraq.
Joe, on the other hand, seems to be doing the opposite, pulling our troops and showing our enemies that we will do nothing to stop them.
Biden might be reaping the whirlwind, but it was Obama who sowed the seeds.
Who do you blame for the current situation in Afghanistan?
- Experts accuse Obama of being the “architect” of the current Afghanistan collapse.
- He ended a 2010 push that was working, leading to a rise in attacks.
- The former president also released a Taliban “mastermind” in 2014.