The evacuation plan by the Biden administration in Afghanistan has everyone scratching their heads.
While most major media outlets are trying to pin the blame for this on Trump, Fox News’ Bret Baier was having none of it this week.
During a recent segment, Baier excoriated the administration for this entire debacle.
In all honesty, a second-grader probably could have put together a better plan than Joe Biden and his administration.
Common sense says that while you still have significant troops on the ground, you get everyone out, then pull the remaining forces.
Instead, Biden pulled out our forces first, leaving embassy staff and Americans in the area on their own.
Biden eventually had to send troops back to the area, but the Taliban had taken control of the country by then.
Baier weighed in on this, in part, stating, “I was stunned… From my analysis point of view, if the plan is that you’re going to tell more than 10,000 Americans who are scattered throughout Afghanistan, Kabul and other cities to make it to the airport and trust that the ring of Taliban fighters who surround the airport are suddenly going to get the word from their leaders to let them in and not have any problems, and that’s the White House plan, that’s stunning to me.
“I think there are a number of things said in that press briefing that just shocked me.
“I think the false equivalence that you had the decision – leave 2,500 troops, get the evacuation to happen and then pull the troops out, keep Bagram Airbase, once you lost Bagram Airbase and the air cover for the Afghan security forces, all of that changes the dynamic.
“And now you are trusting the Taliban who just recently put out a statement saying, ‘Death to America’ in the past few weeks.”
You can see the full segment and hear the rest of Baier’s comments in the video below…
Source: Fox News