Biden blames Trump and takes no questions

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President Joe Biden stood “squarely” behind his achievements in Afghanistan during the nearly eight months he has been president.

During a 10-minute prepared statement he read at the White House on Monday, he said, “I am president of the United States of America and the buck stops with me.”

Biden, who ran on his strong foreign policy background, only read a teleprompter for 10 minutes and then walked away without taking questions from the media. He returned to Camp David, where he was originally planning to stay until Wednesday. Vice President Kamala Harris was nowhere in sight.

“I stand squarely behind my decision. After 20 years, I’ve learned the hard way that there was never a good time to withdraw US forces. That’s why we’re still there. We were clear-eyed about the risk. We planned for every constituency, er, contingency… The truth is, this did unfold more quickly than we anticipated,” Biden said.

The original mission was to stop terrorists after 9-11, he said.

“Our only interest in Afghanistan remains today what it has always been, preventing a terrorist attack on America’s homeland. I have argued for many years that our mission should be narrowly focused on counterterrorism, not counterinsurgency or nationbuilding. That’s why I opposed the surge when it was proposed in 2009 when I was vice president,” Biden said.

“That’s why as president, I am adamant that we focus on the threats we face today in 2021, not yesterday’s threats. Today, the terrorist threat has metastasized well beyond Afghanistan,” he said.

He said the mission in Afghanistan was never supposed to have been nation building. “It was never supposed to be creating a unified centralized democracy.”

Biden said he had no alternative but to follow an agreement set forth by former President Donald Trump, which was originally to have troops out of Afghanistan by May 1.

“The choice I had to make as your president, was either to follow through on that agreement, or be prepared to go back to fighting the Taliban in the middle of the spring fighting season,” Biden said.

He did not addressed the botched pull-out of Kabul that has left hundreds of civilians dead in its wake, many being pulled from their homes and executed by Taliban fighters.

As he gave his remarks, Americans were also watching on social media various video footage of chaos and desperation at the Kabul airport, where people have been seen clinging to a U.S. military transporter and falling to their deaths once the aircraft became airborne. Also at the airport, U.S. troops shot and killed two reportedly armed men. Bodies littered the area, some possibly trampled.

In July, Biden predicted a different outcome, including a country ruled split into two and ruled separately.

“There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy in the — of the United States from Afghanistan,” he said. “The likelihood there’s going to be one unified government in Afghanistan controlling the whole country is highly unlikely.”

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  1. The level of incompetence at the WH is astonishing.

    Today marks the fact that all the blood shed, loss of life while securing Kabul was in vain.

    Jesus!

    • I wouldn’t use the word incompetence, because this is all by design. Puppet and front man Biden is not in charge, he probably can’t even tie his own shoe laces. You can bet the global mafia / alphabet agencies that have hijacked our military for their agenda of world dominion, are now hastening the take down of America.

  2. Yup, Biden predicted a different outcome, and so did Bush, and so did Obama (just twenty more years), and so did Trump (it’ll disappear like magic)…oops, my bad, that was Covid, and now Biden is doing the dirty work three previous Presidents wouldn’t do and taking the heat. He’s been President for 7 months. Doesn’t quite seem fair.
    But who said life is fair?
    And how many of us are willing to spend another 20 years, and another trillion dollars, and another 2000 lives and 20,000 maimed to try to salvage a place called the graveyard of empires, only to find we are back where we started from?

    • Doing the dirty work the previous administrations did not do is one thing.
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      Doing it recklessly and without any measure of planning or forethought is another. How much US munitions is now in the hands of the Taliban? How many of the Afghans that assisted us during our time in country have been executed already? How much of our military technology is going to be sold to China or Russia before the end of the month?
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      How many US Citizens will be taken hostage in the next few days?
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      If pResident Biden wanted to undermine the ability of the US Military to keep our nation secure, he could not have done a better job of it.

    • Ok so how will he defend America with the border open?? Bidum has made some pretty Bad mistakes! He is too old and dumb as a box of rocks!! I can clearly see where America is heading. When he said the buck stops at him, I nearly chocked with laughing so hard! Well Dems wanted him. Not me. He is a clown.

      • 7 million more voted for Biden. It’s over. There is no possible way that number can be whittled down to a point Trump actually won.

        • Perhaps some day you’ll remember your civics lessons from high school. American elections are not popularity contests. States have elections and direct their Electors how to vote to represent the states. Forensic review of widespread voter fraud has now been proved, sufficient to overturn the electoral votes from several states… meaning Biden did not win the Electoral College.

  3. So he created chaos and panic with multiple deaths all because he had no exit strategy, the only strategy was to immediately pull out and put 20 years in the toilet, what a dammed idiot.

  4. What a moron! He didn’t follow anything that was set up for him by Trump. There were conditions that had to be met before any withdrawal or else we would stay there. He just dropped the ball again and blames everyone else. This guy has to go one way or the other.

    • “What Trump set up for him??” Oh, like releasing from prison the guy who led the storming of the Presidential digs in Kabul? You mean the New Taliban President of Afghanistan? That “what Trump set up for him?”

      • I think you’re mistaken. Obama released the Taliban Leader. Remember? 2014, prisoner swap. Ring any bells??

  5. This is a tough one. We have been there for 20 years (40 if you go back to Iraq) and you can only lead a horse to water. We have spent an unknown amount of money training and equipping them to be self-sufficient and to be ready for the day we bug out. The Middle-East just love to fight as they have for thousands of years now and it’s very doubtful they will never not be fighting somewhere in the region.

  6. Anyone advocating for staying in Afghanistan is a Warmongering fool! We spent 20 years in the Hellhole for no reason at all. It is time for us to get the Hell out and let the UN earn their damn way for once in their damn existence. How could you claim to be a Nationalist and promote staying in an endless War? Even the Soviets got the Hell out after 13 years; they know that place is 100% a lost cause.

    • Afghanistan led by the Taliban working with Al Qaeda is an american and international threat before and since Sept 11th 2001. Remember people on American soil lost their lives because of Al Qaeda. You don’t want to see another federal, state, city building toppled while employees or customers are inside like any other day when an operation of Al Qaeda takes place.

      • You thinking kind of small there Jen. If they hit us over here again it’s going to be with a nuke that somebody gave them. It may be already here coming up from our Southern border in a shielded box.

    • Yeah, we should have never been there, but Biden is the biggest idiot to ever live, and completely botched the whole exit operation. Just like a child he blamed everyone else but himself. He is the biggest trader to America and the biggest looser to ever be in the White House. He makes Bush look like a genius and that is a big statement because Bush was a huge idiot puppet. How anyone could ever support this current failure of a Democrat regime is beyond my comprehension. Anyone who voted for this man (which wasn’t a whole lot) are even dumber than Biden. America is doomed.

    • The Soviets got out because we were giving the Afghans stinger missiles to shoot their stuff down. Yeah they knew it was a lost cause when we were doing that.

  7. You wanted this America. Orange Man was so icky you had to have a mentally incompetent, corrupt, liar who Obama said had a unique ability to make things worse.

    The next 9-11 isn’t if, but when. And it will probably make 9-11 look like a picnic

    Nice going.

  8. George W got us there 20 yrs ago with his failed “bring it on” strategery, doomed to failure from the beginning.
    But what do you expect from that group on incompetents.

  9. Only 7 months, yeah so we shouldn’t be blaming him for this mess even though he over saw it for 8 YEARS as VP and voted for the war in 2001 as the delegate from Delaware, let’s not forget you lefty hacks didn’t even give the last guy 7 minutes before you started ripping……yeah we are being too critical, moron

  10. Regarding the original May 1st withdrawal date Biden said “The choice I had to make as your president, was either to follow through on that agreement, or be prepared to go back to fighting the Taliban in the middle of the spring fighting season,” seems like he didn’t really follow that agreement anyways, doesn’t it?

  11. “It’s our belief that one day mujahideen will have victory, and Islamic law will come not to just Afghanistan, but all over the world. We are not in a hurry. We believe it will come one day. Jihad will not end until the last day.” –Insurgent Commander
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    “I am president of the United States of America and the buck stops with me.”– U.S. Commander in Chief

  12. The only buck that stops with the Biden family is the bribe bucks. Plenty of those have stopped with Resident Biden.

  13. January 6 and August 15, 2021 – two low points in US history. This partisan insanity needs to stop and we need to get back on track immediately. We are living the Nixon-Carter years on steroids. It’s time to find a Reagan.

  14. Our only interest in Afghanistan remains today what it has always been, preventing an economic loss for oil companies and defense contractors.

  15. At least he could have done a couple of mean tweets about the Taliban. My family left blood in Kandahar for nothing.

  16. Biden is a Clown and Trump should have pulled out early in his tenure as he wanted, but he got talked into staying. My son , a decorated three tour, Afghanistan USMC Infantry SGT, who unlike Biden or our Senator Sullivan was in the S##t and not with the gear in the rear, summed it up best with one statement, “The whole damn country isn’t worth the blood of one Marine”. Nation Building efforts were wasted in this place along with the lives of many young men. We should seek out our enemies in places like Afghanistan, severely cripple their ability to harm us and just as quickly depart. Only a fool like Obama would have invested what he did in the so called Surge in Afghanistan. Even Biden can recognize that…

  17. Every citizen of ever country on the planet knows that the United States of America has a demented old, Alzheimer ridden, Democrat fool in the White House. And, that he was replaced by election fraud in the factum. And, that if that any country wanted to take advantage of the USA, there’s never been a better opportunity than now.

  18. This is partly blabbermouth Trump’s fault. Biden inherited this problem, but his boss, the anointed Obama really screwed it up. Well, the buck stops at his resolute desk, but Hillary had some blame in this too. We’re leaving there with some damn good tactical nukes in our back pocket unused. Should screw the place up so bad nobody wants it.

  19. As usual Biden says its all Trump’s fault. Biden should realize that the blame Trump wagon is gone and it is all on him now. From the border crisis to inflation to the Afghanistan mess to the new Delta variant being spread around the country it is all on him. Not Trump !! Biden says that the buck stops with him, but he really does not believe that. He attempts to pass it on to anyone he can and avoid taking blame. What Biden and the Dem’s seem to not understand is that the American people are not as dumb as they think they are. Many from both parties are getting tired of seeing Biden blame others for his poor actions and faults.

  20. Trump’s fault? Who has been in DC for over 4 decades? Who was VP for 8 years? Joe needs to look in the mirror to place blame if…he can find one, if he can see that far, and if he knows who he’s looking at.

  21. You could copy/paste the above headline, and just use it for every article about any speech or appearance by made by puppet Biden.

  22. Modern American warfare depends on air support for detection, protection and for blowing stuff up. We trained the Afghans to fight like us.
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    Then we ran away and took the air support with us, blinding and crippling the Afghan warriors who, to their credit, are still trying.
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    This exposes the utter lack of planning or strategy from National Command Authority.

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