The Biden administration will do everything it can to blame this Afghanistan fiasco on Trump, but this is his to own.
Trump dealt with the Taliban in a far different way, and it was working.
Biden has cowered to the Taliban and allowed them to gobble up massive chunks of Afghanistan without saying a word.
This has drawn the ire of former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was more than happy to point out the error of Joe Biden’s ways.
Weakness Begets War
Donald Trump wanted peace in Afghanistan, but he also understood you had to buckle the Taliban to make them respect you.
Trump ratcheted up attacks against terrorist groups almost from the moment he took office… and it paid off.
He was able to bring the Taliban to the table to negotiate a peace deal solely because he kept the pressure on.
Even then, there were skeptics, but the process seemed to be working.
Joe Biden has taken a different approach, preferring a fully diplomatic solution, and it is not working.
As we all know, the Taliban has made a massive push since our forces left the area, with 11 provincial capitals having already fallen to the Taliban.
Mike Pompeo pulled no punches on this front, stating, “It looks at best naïve and at worst ignorant. Weakness begets war, and you can see what weak leadership ultimately leads to.”
He continued, “We had a conditions-based plan for how we would get our young men and women back home.
“We were going to get our soldiers back, and we were going to make sure that this kind of thing you are seeing happened today could not happen, which is a breeding ground for what could potentially be terror attacks coming from this very place.
“I’ll never forget the president saying, ‘You got two missions, Mike. We have got to have an orderly plan and execution of leadership to actually do that, and then, second, you’ve got to make sure that we are never attacked from this place.’”
That is what Biden does not want anyone to know… that Trump actually had a plan, whereas he clearly did not.
It will ruin the narrative that this debacle is all Trump’s fault, but anyone with an ounce of common sense knows this is all on Joe Biden.
Biden has already been forced to send 3,000 troops back to help facilitate the draw-down at the embassy, with thousands more troops in reserve if needed.
The administration is adamant this is only a short-term mission with a very focused agenda, however.
If the Taliban continues to take territory, that may not be the case.
If Biden has to send forces back into Afghanistan on a more permanent basis, I have little doubt it will cost Democrats both Congress and the White House in upcoming elections.
Source: New York Post