Blasted for abandoning Americans overseas: President Biden campaigned on empathy, but he is now outraged for his “meanness” in leaving Americans and Afghans at the mercy of the Taliban.
“Empathy is important. Compassion is important. We must reach out to each other and heal this country – and I will do the same as president,” Biden promised in February 2020. Personal loss – the loss of his wife in a car accident and the loss of his eldest son, Beau Biden.
Biden said Trump never said that the Democrats would “express anything honestly to the people who are suffering” when referring to the Democrat sentiment when approving Biden.
“Empathy is important,” Sedan Elizabeth Warren, de-Mass., Said while approving Biden. “The unspeakable tragedy,” she said, confronted Biden’s animators, “the empathy he offers to struggle Americans – no matter what their story.”
When Biden won the election, his campaign posted video boards at a drive-in pep rally in Delaware declaring that “people have chosen empathy.”
But K.T. McFarland, a former national security adviser to former President Donald Trump, has lashed out at Biden for “wickedness” contrary to his campaign promises.
“He looks very reckless about the people who have supported us for twenty years and he’s everywhere because on the one hand, ‘Oh they did not fight, they are worthless,’ and then yesterday he said, ‘We will take everyone out,’ ‘Americans and Afghans.
“And I mean, it’s very untrue. Right? Because almost 3,000 Afghans want to get out, and I don’t know how to get them all out, not exactly according to his time frame,” McFarland said.
On Friday, Biden stood by his August 31 deadline to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, although he indicated that the army may have exceeded that date. Biden said there were still 10,000 to 15,000 Americans in Afghanistan.
However, Robert Charles, a former assistant secretary of state-led by President George W. Bush, told Fox News that there could be as many as 40,000 Americans in the country.
State Department spokesman Ned Price said the U.S. military aircraft evacuated about 13,000 people between Aug. 14 and Aug. 20, but McFarland found that not all Americans in Afghanistan live near the capital, Kabul.
“I don’t think they will get Americans out so quickly,” McFarland said. “Not all of them are in Kabul. We have a very large presence with NGOs across the country, especially across the country.
“In most cases there are even two or three people working in a school,” she says. “They all have their own now.”
“They are now on their way to Kabul, on unpaved roads, through checkpoints of various tribal groups, finding their way to Kabul,” McFarland explained. “Once they are in Kabul, they have to talk through the Taliban militia.”
A former Trump adviser has commented on “the strange disconnect that Biden has.” “He thinks it’s true,” she agreed, but she insisted U.S. officials should “know that not everyone can be taken out.”
“He clearly had a sort of deal with the Taliban that American forces would not leave the perimeter until our people were allowed in, so we relied on the goodwill of the Taliban, just then the guys trying to kill us,” McFarland said. The U.S. “abandoned all military bases first. It’s one thing after another ineffective.
McFarland also acknowledged Biden’s claim that the United States was “back” now that Trump was out of office.
“We definitely want to relinquish that leadership role in Afghanistan,” she said. “I think we should get out, but everything that could not go wrong in this shambolic fashion went wrong. It all happened because of our stupidity in handling it.”
She points out that this is Biden’s toughest statement about the McFarland withdrawal.
“Tell me clearly, if anyone wants to come to the American house, we will bring you home,” Biden said Friday.
“Biden keeps saying, ‘We’ll take out everyone who wants to leave,'” McFarland said. “It’s just a red flag for me. So, if they do not reach Kabul airport, whose argument is that they do not want to go?
“What about people across the country, and what can they not do there? Does that mean they are considered people who do not want to leave?” She added.