While President Biden tries to blame Donald Trump or even Afghans themselves for the collapse of Afghanistan to the Taliban, the real lesson is the failure of progressive policies there. The unmitigated disaster for America’s armchair nation-builders is reminiscent of Custer’s Last Stand in 1876, when the inept U.S. colonel’s entire force was slaughtered by enemy Indian tribes.
Missing in action for days, Biden finally emerged to pretend that the problem is Afghans supposedly not having the will to fight. This was after the Afghan president handpicked by liberals, an American-educated academic with progressive political beliefs, had fled the country in a helicopter reportedly stuffed with cash.
Just a few weeks earlier, the progressive (and very well-fed) chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, had defended indoctrinating U.S. soldiers in the tenets of Critical Race Theory. He pompously declared to Congress, “I want to understand white rage and I’m white.” Trump was blistering in his criticism of Milley back then, declaring that “General Milley ought to resign, and be replaced with someone who is actually willing to defend our Military from the Leftist Radicals who hate our Country and Flag.”
General George Patton, our finest and toughest field commander of the 20th century, believed in reincarnation. One thing we know for certain: Patton did not return as General Milley. No doubt disliked by Afghan soldiers as much as he is here, in July Milley misled the public by declaring to reporters that “the Afghan Security Forces have the capacity to sufficiently fight and defend their country.” But defend their country for whom: Biden and his ideological twin who quickly abandoned his post and fled with a pile of cash? I doubt it.
If you look closely at the photos of Afghans crowding around the Kabul Airport, you will notice that very few of the people are women. Afghan men are fleeing in terror while leaving women and children behind to suffer under the Taliban’s iron rule. These men are cowards for not defending their country. Yet, the inept Biden and General Milley cannot escape the blame they so completely deserve for knowingly leaving such a horrible mess behind after twenty years of sacrifice by Americans.