Kash Patel served as the Acting Secretary of Defense when Donald Trump was in office.
As such, he had access to any withdrawal plans that were in play when Trump left office.
Blinken claimed the Biden administration never inherited a plan, “only a problem,” but Patel just blew that claim right out of the water.
When Trump first announced the withdrawal, some details of the plan came out.
It would be a withdrawal that would take months, not days or weeks, to conduct.
The withdrawal was conditions based… this was all public knowledge.
Some details were also being whispered regarding the possibility of some troops still being either in Afghanistan or nearby to serve as advisors as well as a deterrent against the Taliban.
When Biden came into office, he even admitted that he wanted to put his own plan in place.
That later was changed to there was no plan after Biden’s plan resulted in the horrors that unfolded before the world.
Blinken, before Congress, stated that they inherited no plan, only the problem and the agreement from the Trump administration.
Patel says that is hogwash.
He stated that Trump’s plan was “a peaceful, negotiated government in Afghanistan without U.S. troop presence.
“The main component of that was an all-out rejection of al Qaeda and ISIS.”
He continued, “And they knew that they couldn’t cross at least President Trump’s threat to rain down on them, should they harm a U.S. personnel or allied member.
“And that was the difference, really, between our plan and their plan.”
Patel outlined the entire plan, including holding Bagram for the withdrawal, then airlifting out any remaining equipment and blowing up the bases left behind so the Taliban could not use them.
So, surprise, a Biden official has lied again.
Source: Just the News