President Biden said he stands squarely behind his decision to conduct a disastrous and chaotic exit from Afghanistan, for which his administration was totally prepared to handle except for everything that went wrong.
“I am the president of the United States, and the buck stops here,” Biden explained, after laying the blame at everyone else’s feet.
Vowing not to make the same mistakes as past presidents, Biden assured the nation he created totally new SNAFUs* that will have Afghanistan and our own national security FUBAR** in no time.
.@SenatorBennet, @SenatorHick, and @RepPerlmutter are tone-deaf elitists. Colorado — home to our military, veterans, and Afghan refugees — deserves better. #copolitics #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/l0UP3zIgXM
— Kristi Burton Brown (@ColoradoKbb) August 16, 2021
Colorado’s Democrat delegation — many of whom were MIA throughout the fall of Kabul and before Biden’s speech — are finally on the exact same page and regurgitating identical talking points.
Their message — Joe who?
What we’re witnessing in Afghanistan is heartbreaking. Right now we need to do everything we can to get American citizens and our Afghan allies out safely — we can’t turn our backs on those who have risked everything to help us and build a different future for their nation.
— Senator John Hickenlooper (@SenatorHick) August 16, 2021
As a son of refugees, these images from Afghanistan are heartbreaking. Now is the moment to expand asylum for those who need it most. The U.S. government must honor it’s word and ensure our Afghan partners are evacuated. #Afghanistan
— Rep. Joe Neguse (@RepJoeNeguse) August 16, 2021
So there you have. We don’t know no Joe, we just need to rescue some Americans from the Taliban and all those Afghanis who helped us. Neguse just wants to help the refugees.
Then there’s U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, the lone Democrat and Army veteran who fought in Afghanistan, who actually sort of criticized Biden’s actions without actually criticizing the president.
“We didn’t need to be in this position,” Crow said. “We should have started this evacuation months ago, and had we done that, tens of thousands of folks could be brought to safety. It could have been done deliberately and methodically. We think that was a missed opportunity.”
A missed opportunity??
History is not going to be kind to Biden, or to any Democrats who failed to demand accountability for this calamity.
The mainstream media has already turned on Biden.
CNN’s @JakeTapper savages President Biden’s speech: “The President said that the buck stopped with him, but in fact, the speech was full of finger pointing and blame, especially for the Afghans.”
“He did not really get into or accept any blame for the catastrophic exit” pic.twitter.com/H8sv741qZy
— America Rising (@AmericaRising) August 16, 2021
ABC’s Terry Moran on Afghanistan: Biden “did not in any way accept responsibility for the catastrophe that’s unfolding in Kabul” pic.twitter.com/YcRCiWZRyt
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 16, 2021
While Democrats are running scared, the Denver Post reports that Colorado Republicans are putting the blame squarely on Biden’s shoulders.
The Colorado GOP called out Crow and other Colorado Democrats by name Sunday, urging them to “put aside their blind loyalty to President Biden” and demand he do more.
“This is worse than Saigon and will go down as one of Joe Biden’s greatest failures,” said U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs. “This debacle will reverberate across time and space, damaging our image and sowing terrorism and chaos throughout an already volatile region.”
U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, a Windsor Republican, tweeted Monday, “If Biden leaves our Afghan allies behind, he will be single-handedly responsible for the destruction of our nation’s international credibility.” Buck also urged Americans stuck in Afghanistan to call his office for assistance.
*Military acronym for Situation Normal, All Fucked Up.
** Military acronym for Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition