By focusing too much on Joe Biden and his bad decisions during the withdrawal, the politicians, generals, and experts responsible for these preliminary failures are let off the hook.
By Christopher Roach, Patriot Post,
Christopher Roach is an adjunct fellow of the Center for American Greatness and an attorney in private practice based in Florida. …
From the moment he was nominated until the last few weeks, the media carried a lot of water for Joe Biden. In spite of his apparent lack of energy or brains, we were regaled with tales of his experience, good judgment, and, above all, his empathy.
America was back. The adults were now in charge. No more “mean tweets.” Biden’s presidency would be a time of competence and compassion.
Reality Has a Vote
When Biden blew past the May 1 deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan, there was little national discussion. When signs of an imminent Taliban victory appeared by mid-summer, he assured the country the withdrawal would go smoothly and scoffed at the idea we might see “the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country.” …