The last two administrations have abandoned our allies in the region, and pursued weak policies that have led to more chaos and death — not a safer America.https://t.co/RQDXqBSlWV— Senator Ben Sasse (@SenSasse) July 21, 2021
Ben Sasse is seething.
THIS IS WORSE THAN SAIGON.
THE TALIBAN ARE HUMILIATING AMERICA.
“While President Joe Biden cowers at Camp David, the Taliban are humiliating America. The retreat from Afghanistan is our worst foreign-policy disaster in a generation. As the Taliban marches into Kabul, they’re murdering civilians, reimposing their vicious Islamist law, and preparing to turn Afghanistan back into a bandit regime. The U.S. embassy has told Americans to shelter in place. Refugees are fleeing to the airport, begging to escape the coming bloodbath. None of this had to happen.
America is the world’s greatest superpower. We ought to act like it. But President Biden and his national-security team have failed to protect even the American embassy in Kabul. They have broken America’s promises to the men and women who long for freedom — especially those thousands of Afghans who served alongside our military and intelligence services. They are turning their backs on the women and children who are desperate for space on the remaining flights out of hell.
Gross incompetence has given the Taliban a terrible opportunity to slaughter our allies. Eighty-eight thousand of our Afghani allies have applied for visas to get out of the country, but this administration has approved just 1,200 so far. I’ve been among a bipartisan group of senators that has pushed Biden to expedite this process, but to no avail. At this point, it’s not clear how many we’ll be able to get out. Every translator and ally who stood by us is now at risk.
This bloodshed wasn’t just predictable, it was predicted. For months, Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee have warned the Biden administration that this would happen. Now the administration is acting like this is a surprise. It’s shameful, dishonest spin …
The sad thing is, many in my party are trying to blame-shift as if the last administration didn’t set us on this course. Here’s the ugly truth: Neither party is serious about foreign policy. For a decade now, demagogues have lied to the American people about our mission in Afghanistan. President Trump pioneered the strategy of retreat President Biden is pursuing, to disastrous effect. …”
No, the Pentagon and the “intelligence community” have been humiliated because they spent 20 years lying to the American people about the reality of Afghanistan.
Meanwhile in Saigon aka Ho Chi Minh City, only 5,774 people have died from COVID in the entire country of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City also has affordable housing, a vibrant economy and peace. Does anyone think that Vietnam would be better off today if the Vietnam War had lasted another 20 years?
Look at how Vietnam has fared since our imperialists were forced to withdraw from the country which they pulverized with Agent Orange and more bombs than were dropped in all of World War II.