Joe Biden’s execution of pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan is not going well.
The Taliban is seizing control of major cities and other areas of the country at an alarming pace, in some cases using weaponry left behind by the American military.
And as this is unfolding, Biden is nowhere to be found.
The Associated Press reports:
Taliban sweep across Afghanistan’s south, take 4 more cities
The Taliban completed their sweep of Afghanistan’s south on Friday, taking four more provincial capitals in a lightning offensive that brought them closer to Kabul just weeks before the U.S. is set to officially end its two-decade war.
In the last 24 hours, the country’s second- and third-largest cities — Herat in the west and Kandahar in the south — have fallen to the insurgents, as has the capital of the southern province of Helmand, where American, British and NATO forces fought some of the bloodiest battles of the conflict.
The blitz through the Taliban’s southern heartland means the insurgents now hold half of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals and control more than two-thirds of the country. The Western-backed government in the capital, Kabul, still holds a smattering of provinces in the center and east, as well as the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
While Kabul is not directly under threat yet, the resurgent Taliban were battling government forces in Logar province, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the capital.
This is not good.
While MARK MILLEY was reading Books about "white rage" -THE TALIBAN was busy Plotting to Take Over Afghanistan. Milley FAILED His country because he was too busy trying to SAVE HIS JOB, and he did that by Dissing Trump. Now he MUST GO. pic.twitter.com/XH5wkEsRpb
— Greg Kelly The PROJECT is a Secret (@gregkellyusa) August 13, 2021
If the collapse of Afghanistan a la 1975 Vietnam were happening under the Trump administration, you'd bet your life that CNN, MSNBC, etc. would doing segment after segment berating @kayleighmcenany, @Alyssafarah, and the rest of the comms team for not having a WH briefing.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 13, 2021
And where’s Biden? On his way to Camp David for some rest and relaxation.
POTUS departs for Camp David — does not take questions from reporters.
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) August 13, 2021
This is going to get much worse before it gets better.