Anyone out thier watch the comedy show with Democrats and Blinken?

September 14, 2021

In a sometimes contentious hearing Monday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Blinken sought to blunt complaints from angry GOP lawmakers about the administration’s response to the quick collapse of the Afghan government and, more specifically, the State Department’s actions to evacuate Americans and others.

Blinken echoed White House talking points blaming the Trump administration for the situation that President Joe Biden inherited in Afghanistan. "We inherited a deadline. We did not inherit a plan,” he said, maintaining that the administration had done the right thing in ending 20 years of war. ok the chairman a black dude Asserted Trump 12 times was the problem and Trump lets 5,000 prisoner loose on May 2021/ OPPS POTUS Trump recall won the 2020 election right so how could Trump let 5,000 prisoner loose in May 2021? the chairman so said this is non-political, The Bombing after Biden murder 13 US service men Then the State Depart told us that a drown dropped a bomb on a car that had terrorist in it , What really happened is 8 Children and 2 wome4n civilians were murdered BY Pervert Joe Biden and no terrorist what a bunch of idiots Now tell me why ya voted for Biden

“We made the right decision in ending America’s longest-running war," said Blinken, who will testify on Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Republicans savaged the withdrawal process as “a disaster” and “a disgrace.” And while some Democrats allowed that the operation could have been handled better, many used their questions to heap criticism on former President Donald Trump.

The State Department has come under heavy criticism from both sides for not doing enough and not acting quickly enough to get American citizens, legal residents and at-risk Afghans out of the country after the Taliban took control of Kabul on Aug. 15. Some seeking to leave remain stranded there, although Blinken could not provide an exact number. He said roughly 100 U.S. citizens remain along with about “several thousand” green card holders.

“This was an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions," said Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, the top Republican on the committee. He said the abrupt withdrawal along with leaving some Americans and Afghans behind had “emboldened the Taliban” and other U.S. adversaries. “I can summarize this in one word: betrayal.”

His GOP colleagues Steve Chabot of Ohio and Lee Zeldin of New York were even more blunt. “This is a disgrace,” Chabot said. “This was fatally flawed and poorly executed,” said Zeldin. “I believe that you, sir, should resign. That would be leadership.”

The chairman of the committee, New York Rep. Gregory Meeks, urged his colleagues to keep politics out of their criticism. But he acknowledged that there had been problems. “Could things have been done differently? Absolutely," he said.

Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, who has been ostracized by many in the GOP for his criticism of Trump, placed blame for the situation on both Trump and Biden. “The Trump administration failed in the setup and the Biden administration failed in the execution,” Kinzinger said.

Blinken tried to calmly deflect allegations of unpreparedness by noting that the Biden administration had inherited a U.S.-Taliban peace deal from its predecessor, along with a languishing program to grant visas to Afghans who had worked for the U.S. government.

Blinken, who had publicly predicted in June that a complete Taliban takeover would not happen “from a Friday to a Monday,” also tried to preempt criticism of the prediction by noting that no one in the U.S. government expected the Afghan government to fall as quickly as it did.

“Even the most pessimistic assessments did not predict that government forces in Kabul would collapse while U.S. forces remained,” Blinken said in prepared remarks released ahead of his appearance. He also defended the evacuation effort, saying it succeeded despite near insurmountable odds.

“The evacuation was an extraordinary effort — under the most difficult conditions imaginable — by our diplomats, military, and intelligence professionals,” he said. “In the end, we completed one of the biggest airlifts in history, with 124,000 people evacuated to safety.”

But Republicans, in particular, have been demanding answers as to why American citizens were left behind in the chaotic days and weeks before the military completed its withdrawal on Aug. 30. In a preview of GOP questions, the Republican National Committee released a statement earlier Monday with the banner headline “Fire Blinken,” demanding that he be held to account for what it described as a litany of failings.

They also inherited a wall under construction and stopped the construction.
They also inherited a pipeline under construction and stopped the construction.
They also inherited rules and agreements that slowed the migration of illegals into the US and ended the rules.

Amazing how they can claim they were stuck with a date when they were not obligated to any other agreements.

The lies they tell and are not held to account for the lies. The left parrots the lies as excuses for the incompetence.

There is a BIG difference between President Ttumps deadline and Bidets. President Trump would have made sure every American and Translators would have left Afganistan NO MATTER WHAT IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN.

There is a 6 page plan on how to withdraw. Democrats keep lying under oath, and republicans are spineless

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Fuck the GOP, let them be angry all they want, all we heard from them was crickets when the amateur Trump side lined the Afghan government and our ally’s to negotiate his retreat from Afghanistan with the terrorists themselves…

He promised them he’d leave by May 1st 2021….

Bullshit, there’s nothing he could have done about the government fleeing and the military dissolving….

Oh course there was, trump had terms that couldn’t be crossed. If Taliban took one town he would have bombed them.

Biden ignored these terms… and embarrassed America .

Afghanistan begged Joe Biden for air support, he ignored it.

Jim, the Afghan government fled the country and the military dissolved….So there’s nothing that can be done….

I guess you didn’t care that Trump negotiated with terrorists……:roll_eyes:

Wrong Biden could have sent air support , to help afgan forces… sooon as Biden refused the army quit … thanks Joe

Trump is not the President in August 2021 or is he? Wow he did win the 2020 election thats great

So you wanted to stay?! Lol huh?

No, he is not. He left Washington on January 20th. He’s a civi now….:wink: