When it involves what’s occurring in Afghanistan, you’ll be able to most likely return to the autumn of Saigon in 1975 for a comparability of an identical U.S. failure.
In different phrases, what’s occurring in Afghanistan doesn’t appear a lot totally different than what occurred in Vietnam.
“What’s happening right now is the Taliban is now in control (of Afghanistan),” Buck Sexton mentioned on the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show. “They have photos of themselves, video, in the presidential palace in Kabul, the capital city. … It’s been a breathtaking Taliban blitzkrieg, the likes of which nobody at the top level of the federal government was predicting.”
That listing consists of Joe Biden, who many say was amongst those that created the Afghanistan mess within the first place, and is actually being blamed as being amongst these accountable now. Biden has obtained sharp criticism after pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan in August.
As Jon Brown of Fox News wrote, “Repeated blunders have led foreign policy experts and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to argue that the Biden administration’s foreign policy has diminished U.S. standing in the world as China and Russia gather aggressive defenses not seen since World War II.”
So sure, Biden has seemingly failed everywhere in the globe. But Buck’s focus Thursday was on Afghanistan.
“Now we’re being told that the Biden administration somehow knows what’s going on?” Buck mentioned. “Now it’s Trump’s fault? They’re scrambling for any protection in any way. That’s precisely what occurred. It occurred at lightning pace.
“This is the biggest policy, intelligence and honestly, military industrial complex failure in certainly decades, maybe in living memory. Or maybe you have to go back to Vietnam.”
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