Earlier today, the decision was made not to extend the August 31 deadline for troop presence in Afghanistan.
Biden made the decision amid a Taliban threat that there would be “consequences” for his actions if he did not adhere to that deadline.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) had already stated, however, that he does not believe everyone can be out by that deadline.
Schiff may soon regret speaking too soon.
Or, perhaps he thought Joe Biden might stiffen up his spine and stand up to the Taliban.
Regardless, when Schiff had been asked if everyone could be out, including friendly Afghanis, he stated, “I think it’s possible but I think it’s very unlikely.
“Given the number of Americans who still need to be evacuated, the number of [Special Immigrant Visas], the number of others who are members of the Afghan press, civil society leaders, women leaders.
“It’s hard for me to imagine all of that can be accomplished between now and the end of the month.
“It’s hard for me to see that being complete by the end of the month.”
The problem for Biden right now is that our government does not even have a firm number of how many people need to be evacuated.
At the beginning of this mess, it was estimated that 60,000 or more Afghan refugees needed to be evacuated.
That number was in addition to United States citizens, embassy workers, their families, and our troops.
Based on the numbers that have evacuated thus far, Schiff is actually right here, as it will take a small miracle for Biden to pull this off.
We can only hope Biden succeeds because if he fails, that means innocent lives will be at the mercy of the Taliban.
The moment a drop of American blood hits the ground, it goes directly onto Joe Biden’s hands, and that is something neither he nor the Democrat Party will be able to overcome.
Source: The Blaze