To all you Trump haters you got what you wanted Joe Biden is President, Kamala Harris is Vice President - Now What? Error after error after error! Four previous administrations cannot be blamed; this happened on Biden's watch. FUBAR!
I am referring to the debacle in Afghanistan. We have thousands of troops in Korea - shooting ended in 1953, thousands in Japan - shooting ended in 1945, and thousands in Germany - shooting ended in 1945. We had twenty five hundred in Afghanistan - no combat operation since 2014 no KIAs in eighteen months. The President has chosen to withdraw all military personnel (no make that a dishonorable retreat). How many American citizens with passports are now behind enemy lines? I don't know the answer, but one is too many. One estimate is 8,000 technicians, press, and contractors. Our President bragged on the capability of the Afghan Army 300,000 with an Air Force opposed to 75,000 Taliban. Why did this massive American trained infantry and air Force collapse in the face of so few? Why was ammunition, arms, artillery, and up armored vehicles left behind in operational condition? This sophisticated military hardware now in the hands of the Taliban.
I just learned from the words of four star General Jack Keane, (USA Ret.), that the Taliban retires from the battlefield during the winter months and escapes to the sanctuary of Pakistan. Why not wait until the winter months to withdraw?? Four months to make an orderly withdraw. One more error of many committed by this President; Robert Gates has stated that Joe Biden has been wrong on foreign policy matters for four decades - this disgraceful error starts the fifth.
The time to do this withdrawal correctly is past. There is no way now to correct - The 82nd Airborne and others will be in great peril in its attempt to rescue not only our people but our allies as well.
China is watching (beware Taiwan), Russia is watching (Beware Ukraine), Iran is watching (beware Israel, beware Middle East). I believe the United States is now more at risk of a terrorist attack than it was on 9/11 2001. Our Southern border is wide open; we don't know how many terrorists have infiltrated - and in place to do us harm. May God help us as it seems our leader is mired in intellectual concrete! Deliver us from the incompetent!
We have not won a major war since WWII. We have lost our focus and our will and ability to win. We must rewrite our ROEs (rules of engagement). Our soldiers and airman have served with honor and distinction our present leaders have not. We must not go to war in the future unless we have the will to win!