‘Terror in Kabul.’
That’s what CNN branded its coverage of the two powerful suicide bombs that exploded in the sea of U.S. soldiers and Afghani civilians surrounding the Kabul airport.
As of late Thursday, 12 U.S. Marines and a Navy medic were dead and at least 15 other American military were wounded by suicide bombers belonging to the splinter terrorist group ISIS-K, who are rivals and sworn enemies of the Taliban.
The explosions outside the airport gates, which everyone knew were inevitable, also killed more than 60 Afghans and wounded at least 140 more.
The death toll from those bombs is sure to rise – and more bombings are expected.
Meanwhile, about 5,200 U.S. soldiers remain inside the airport’s perimeter as the chaotic and botched “Biden Airlift” continues to evacuate Americans, other foreigners and terrified Afghans.
No one – especially President Biden — knows what will happen next, or if the humiliating and bungled evacuation will meet next Tuesday’s promised deadline.
It took Biden about eight hours before he addressed the country about the bombings.
Somber, serious and sad, he took responsibility – kind of – for the fiasco that has unfolded in Kabul in the last two weeks.
He said he intended to meet the Aug. 31 deadline for completing the evacuation of all U.S. forces.
And he warned the ISIS-K terrorists who carried out the attacks that “We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down.”
Politically, President Biden and his party own the disaster in Kabul and the 13 American deaths.
So far he and his friends in the media have not blamed President Trump, but we know they probably will.
Eight months after Trump left office, and they still have not been cured of their Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Biden likes to claim, as he hinted at today, that he inherited the problem of the Afghanistan pull-out from the deal Trump made with the Taliban early in 2020.
But Biden and his generals had eight months to plan how to safely leave Afghanistan without risking American lives and without leaving behind the thousands of Afghans who worked with us.
Yet because he hates Trump so much, Biden immediately threw away the Trump administration’s logical evacuation plan and instead removed U.S. troops first, Americans and other civilians second and left about $80 billion in military gear behind.
No one ever said getting America out of Afghanistan after two decades was going to be easy or bloodless.
But the way the Biden administration has bungled everything in Kabul makes the Bay of Pigs look like a smoothly run operation.
The president likes to blame his biggest problems on what Trump did, but he’s the one who’s responsible for Kabul and for wrecking several important parts of our country in just eight months.
He inherited a mostly closed Southern border with hundreds of miles of new walls – and he immediately opened it up to millions of illegal immigrants.
He inherited a booming energy sector – and he immediately hobbled it by shutting down the Keystone pipeline and issuing anti-fracking regulations on federal lands.
Now, as gasoline prices are soaring, he’s begging our so-called friends in Saudi Arabia to pump more oil.
Biden also inherited an economy that was rebounding nicely from the COVID lockdowns – and immediately began wrecking it with higher taxes, gigantic spending policies and higher inflation.
The president likes to blame Trump for everything that has gone wrong under his watch – even vaccine hesitancy.
But when you are pointing a finger at Trump for everything that’s wrong, there are three fingers pointing back at you and you’re not accepting responsibility.
Ultimately, however, who’s really at fault for what happened today?
Because as we’re pointing our fingers at Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and his people for the harm they’re doing to the country and for bringing us the catastrophe in Afghanistan, three fingers are pointing back at us, the American people, who elected these fools.
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Michael Reagan, the son of President Ronald Reagan, is an author, speaker and president of the Reagan Legacy Foundation. Send comments to [email protected] and follow @reaganworld on Twitter.
That’s assuming the American people voted for him… I for one do not believe he was elected, but cheated his way into the White House.
HE was installed.. NOT elected.
“Ultimately, however, who’s really at fault for what happened today?
Say what? What’s this “US” business?
I’m very sorry if you feel the utter shame of having voted for this fiasco but if you had used ONE SINGLE CELL in your brain you could have seen it coming.
You mean to say that you didn’t notice:
a mostly closed Southern border with hundreds of miles of new walls? You apparently voted against that.
a booming energy sector? You voted against continuing that.
stable fuel prices?
an economy that was rebounding nicely from the COVID lockdowns
A vote for Biden was a vote against America. At least we know there were not enough stupid Americans to honestly elect this buffoon.
Which is why IF and when we get the chance to punish biden and all his cronies, WE ALSO NEED TO PUNISH EVERY DAMN DEMENTED LIBTARD voter out there too!
They are Just as treasonous and demonic as he is!
The picture in this article says it all.
“Dear lord why did I allow them to put me in this position? I am just trying to fend off a heart attack right now. I can’t do this anymore.”
Camala where are you?
Don’t you mean “ALL father satan, Thank you for keeping me on earth another year.. ALL hail you”.
That picture of Biden is the most chilling taken of a sitting President I’ve seen in my life. He’s supposed to be the most powerful man in the world, and there he is clutching a folder in his arms, head bowed as if in a standing fetal position, his mouth puckered and eyes scrunched shut as if he’s about to break down into a hysterical infantile fit.
This is not a man who is capable of inspiring authentic strength or confidence. And we know he has surrounded himself with people equally inept and stupid. How far does the Country have to sink before real adults regain the reigns of this runaway stagecoach?
Can we hold out until 2022, let alone 2024? I’m not sure we cam. It will be too late. It may be too late even now.
I pray I’m wrong, but…look at that man’s face. Biden has taken the portrait photo of his Presidential Legacy.
I’ve often said, “IT may already BE too late to win this nation back”. BUT i pray i am wrong on that too…
Joe Biden, the catastrophic disaster of a President, who has dementia, who is a communist and who was fraudulently elected.
“Because as we’re pointing our fingers at Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and his people for the harm they’re doing to the country and for bringing us the catastrophe in Afghanistan, three fingers are pointing back at us, the American people, who elected these fools.”
Except they were not duly elected. Only the fools who actually cast ballots for them deserve that recognition.
AND what of the commanders, who FOLLOWED through with his demented orders.. ARE THEY NOT culpable, for FAILING TO IGNORE that stupid order, to leave BILLIONS OF OUR TAX Payer dollars behind, along with THOUSANDS OF OUR people???
Yeah, Sure, Biden takes responsibility! HA! “I am responsible, but….but Trump,….the Afghan Army….somebody else….anyone else did it!”
Yes, the terror in Kabul is horrific but worse yet is the terror in Washington DC where an enemy of America is pretending to be president.
“We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down.”
Yes, yes. We have heard all this before.
“Politically, President Biden and his party own the disaster in Kabul and the 13 American deaths.
So far he and his friends in the media have not blamed President Trump, but we know they probably will.”
“There is…another!” said Obi Wan
Enter: Mitt Romney!
Romney the backstabber, is ALREADY blaming trump..
Hey, Dems, how’s this Joe Biden thing workin’ out for Ya? If the Trump administration was a luxury voyage on the Queen Elizabeth, the Biden admistration is a backwater scow as the proverbial slow boat to China, figuratively and literally. The truth was out there, in print and on television, but the democrat lemmings, brainwashed and indoctrinated, all jumped off the same ballot box cliff to dispach the President who was making them safe, fat, contented because of the promises of green socialist pastures at the end of a rainbow while destroying white privilege except for the Democrats in power pulling the strings.
Most are probably still thinking “THANK god orange man bad is gone” to care…