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Afghanistan conflict: As Kabul falls,
Biden backlash grows

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Posted By: FlyRight, 8/16/2021 9:25:14 AM

The lightning advance of the Taliban in retaking the country has led Afghan Americans, former generals and leading statesmen to blame President Joe Biden for a hasty US withdrawal. But he appears to have the public on his side - for now. Hadia Essazada wept as she recounted the horror the Taliban visited on her household, first beating her father, and then killing her brother. The first time "they were beating my father with an iron rod because they were looking for my elder brother", who had fought to resist their rule in the 1990s, she told BBC Persian. They fled their house in the northern city of Mazar-I-Sharif,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bigfatslob 8/16/2021 9:42:47 AM (No. 880950)
Fraudster Joe Biden can rest easy he still has more than a 50% approval rating winning the 2020 election with 80 million votes. You can call that favorable. People like the fine job fraudster applesauce for brains, Biden, is doing. Fraud Biden introduced the Covid vaccine at warp warp speed now the non-taker, anti jabbers have to be dealt with so forget the Taliban for now, leaders of the new and improved Afghanistan.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Quigley 8/16/2021 9:51:02 AM (No. 880959)
The Taliban is just an idea, schmoe in his wisdom said. Of course, he said the same thing about the United States. It looks like one of the ideas is on the march. The other is being destroyed by a brain dead sock puppet. But with Twitter and Facebook to guide The Gullibles, the idea of schmoe will live a walter mitty like existence.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Zigrid 8/16/2021 9:51:50 AM (No. 880961)
President Trump knew this was coming and he told the head afghan dude if you move on your people... I will smoke you out...I know where your village is...and you'll be gone...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: LesUNo 8/16/2021 9:53:46 AM (No. 880964)
Running true to form the BBC tries rather desperately to defend the indefensible Joe Biden recounting his tough guy stance on US involvement in Afghanistan in the past. Doesn’t wash.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Italiano 8/16/2021 10:05:45 AM (No. 880979)
Dick Nixon pulled the plug on his Presidency in 1974 for much less. Admiral Jeremy Boorda pulled the plug on his life in 1996 for much less. Biden has neither the character nor the balls of either of them.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 8/16/2021 10:21:25 AM (No. 881009)
I am still convinced that the correct action back when W was President would have been to overthrow the Taliban and walk away, telling the Afghans that they could have any government they chose, except for the Taliban. One thing that bothers me about the "nation building" which we have done is that the constitutions we have imposed on countries we defeated in battle have never looked very much like ours. This to me is a clear indication that those who run our State Department do not actually believe in our Constitution and are therefore not faithful to their oath to uphold it.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bpl40 8/16/2021 10:34:02 AM (No. 881023)
#3 has the right idea. Terrorist leaders are very vulnerable. We know where their families live, their clans reside. Their villages have no protection. Destroy one or two demonstrate the point and you could have bought unlimited time. In Afghanistan as well as Iraq. But this "that's not who we are" cowardice is what is getting the West in trouble.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: janjan 8/16/2021 10:49:51 AM (No. 881065)
Biden has embarrassed the United States but what’s worse is he has stabbed our military in the back. They fought long and hard to hold this pisant country back from terrorism and he wiped out their work in a single day. I literally weep for anyone who lost a loved one in Afghanistan. We were even nice enough to arm the Taliban on the way out by leaving millions of dollars in vehicles and weapons that Americans paid for. I have never detested Democrats more.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 8/16/2021 11:09:17 AM (No. 881095)
Justly deserved. Biden and Harris thought they were smarter than the average General (and there are a lot of average Generals). The Taliban knew what they were doing and kicked Biden's butt. And Americans will pay the price when a po'd and refreshed Al Queda/ISIS cross our wide open southern borders.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: hope27 8/16/2021 11:11:24 AM (No. 881099)
Poster 7 But this "that's not who we are" cowardice is what is getting the West in trouble. When in reality, that is exactly who we are . . . just not publicly.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: red1066 8/16/2021 11:32:02 AM (No. 881137)
Don't confuse the public opinion who are wondering why we were there to begin with with approval.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/16/2021 11:39:05 AM (No. 881154)
The beeb uses a word I haven't heard since I was a young preschooler (1944); FTA: ''The lightning advance of the Taliban...'' Oh now I remember the word; it was Blitzkrieg. !!!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 8/16/2021 12:05:50 PM (No. 881190)
Rely on the BBC to support Biden and tell us how he has public support. The only thing he has is dementa. 81 million people know who actually should still be president. Our country is failing because of Democrat Communist Party fraud and deceit.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: udanja99 8/16/2021 12:06:08 PM (No. 881191)
The public are on his side? These idiots at the far left BBC get all of their news from CNN and MSDNC.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: weejun 8/16/2021 12:18:07 PM (No. 881222)
In addition, #6, the pie-in-the-sky dreamers who run our State Department and are on the NSC don't know history, nor have they ever read Clausewitz or Machiavelli.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Come And Take It 8/16/2021 12:21:27 PM (No. 881232)
The last time we had a micromanaged debacle of this magnitude, a guy by the name of McNamera was running the show.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: TnEm 8/16/2021 12:28:11 PM (No. 881244)
Where is George Bush - the starter of this mess - the man who began the hearts and mind stuff? He never missed an opportunity to trash Trump but must now be in the basement with Joe.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Strike3 8/16/2021 1:34:24 PM (No. 881352)
Public sentiment against Joe is light because the idiots who voted for him or against Trump are too embarrassed to open their mouths because they know they made a huge mistake. Once Americans really start feeling the pain of this administration's incompetence, the complaining will grow.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: pmcclure 8/16/2021 1:48:01 PM (No. 881374)
The claim in this article that the majority of Americans support Biden is balderdash. They didn't in November, and they certainly don't now.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Krause 8/16/2021 2:37:42 PM (No. 881424)
Hopefully, he'll resign this afternoon.
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