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Where Is Biden? UPDATED: The Big Lie of ‘Fighting Indefinitely’ in Afghanistan

Posted on | August 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Where Is Biden? UPDATED: The Big Lie of ‘Fighting Indefinitely’ in Afghanistan

Probably snorting coke off a Chinese hooker’s tits.

Oh, wait . . . You meant Joe Biden?

Well, our alleged President is preparing to deliver a nationally televised speech in which he will, predictably, blame everyone else but himself for the dreadful mess he’s made of Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the media are spinning so hard they’re liable to go whirling off into orbit any moment now. NBC White House correspondent Monica Alba, acting as propagandist for the Biden regime, complained that “Republicans have seized on” the visual comparison between the situation in Kabul in 2021 and Saigon in 1975. Yes, I missed the memo from GOP headquarters and was left wondering whether to “seize” or “pounce” on this comparison. Last week, we were all pouncing, but now we’re back to seizing again.

UPDATED: Biden’s speech was a masterpiece of mendacity. The heart of it was a deliberate misrepresentation of the situation:

In his remarks, Biden insisted the rapid collapse of the country only reinforced his belief that bringing troops home was the right thing to do.
‘American troops cannot and should not be fighting in a war and dying in a war that Afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves,’ he said.
Biden also pointed a finger at former President Donald Trump’s agreement with the Taliban to pull out American troops by May 1, 2021.
‘So I’m left again to ask of those who argue that we should stay: How many more generations of America’s daughters and sons would you have me send to fight Afghanistan’s civil war, when Afghan troops will not?’ Biden said.
‘How many more lives, American lives is it worth? How many endless rows of head stones at Arlington National Cemetery?’
‘I’m clear in my answer: I will not repeat the mistakes we’ve made in the past. The mistake of staying and fighting indefinitely in a conflict that is not in the national interest of the United States,’ he continued.
‘Of doubling down on a civil war in a foreign country. Of attempting to remake a country through the endless military deployments of U.S. forces,’ the president added.

This was not the issue, because our troops were not — repeat, were not — “fighting in a war and dying in a war” when Biden took office. There was no prospect of “endless rows of head stones” from casualties in Afghanistan, and no matter how many times Biden repeats this idea, it is and always was a false dilemma. U.S. combat casualties in Afghanistan since 2017 had been minimal — you can look it up. Even in the worst year in Afghanistan, our total KIA (killed in action) was less than the number of people shot to death in Chicago so far this year. In the four years 2017-2020, the total number of U.S. fatalities in Afghanistan (including accidents, etc.) was 63 — an average of about 16 a year. So this insistence from Biden that the U.S. forces in Afghanistan were “fighting indefinitely” in a civil war that was producing “endless rows” of casualties is simply false — unless you consider the current situation in Chicago an “endless deployment” from which we must hastily evacuate our forces.



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