The Biden administration’s evacuation from Afghanistan was a complete disaster.
It was right around this time in August of 2021 that Biden’s poll numbers began to seriously crumble.
Americans were horrified to learn that some of their fellow citizens were left behind by the Biden White House, then there were images of people clinging to the bottom of airplanes and falling to their deaths.
It turns out this went as badly as it did because the Biden administration was completely unprepared.
Scoop: Leaked document reveals Biden’s Afghan failures
Leaked notes from a White House Situation Room meeting the day before Kabul fell shed new light on just how unprepared the Biden administration was to evacuate Afghan nationals who’d helped the United States in its 20-year war against the Taliban.
Why it matters: Hours before the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan’s capital on Aug. 15, 2021, senior Biden administration officials were still discussing and assigning basic actions involved in a mass civilian evacuation.
– Outsiders were frustrated and suspicious the administration was having plenty of meetings but was stuck in bureaucratic inertia and lacked urgency until the last minute.
– While the word “immediately” peppers the document, it’s clear officials were still scrambling to finalize their plans — on the afternoon of Aug. 14.
– For example, they’d just decided they needed to notify local Afghan staff “to begin to register their interest in relocation to the United States,” the document says.
– And they were still determining which countries could serve as transit points for evacuees.
This is one of the main things Biden will be remembered for.
New leaked docs show the Biden Administration in total disarray as Afghanistan collapses, with thousands of Americans trapped, and NOT ONE person responsible has yet resigned. Not one. https://t.co/HbVaWQpCDs
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) February 2, 2022
Today is Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 and there are still Americans trapped in Afghanistan because Joe Biden abandoned them.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 1, 2022
What a disgrace.