In the lead-up to the 2020 election, there were often jokes cracked regarding how terrorists around the world would no longer fear the United States with someone as soft and weak as Joe Biden in charge. Unfortunately, it’s no longer a joking matter.
According to Breitbart, former President Donald Trump held nothing back as he completely shredded the current president over his handling of the Afghanistan situation, adding that the Taliban clearly “no longer has fear or respect” for America’s military might, as they once did when Trump was commander in chief.
“Ran out of Afghanistan”
Biden, who has faced intense criticism over his troop withdrawal plan and the ultimate outcome of the Taliban completely retaking Afghanistan in a matter of roughly 10 days, was criticized by his predecessor for having “ran out of Afganistan instead of following the plan our Administration left for him.”
Trump wrote that “Biden gets it wrong every time on foreign policy,” and said as a result of his latest debacle in Afghanistan, “The Taliban no longer has fear or respect for America or America’s power.”
The former president, and many of his top spokespeople, insisted while they were completely in favor of pulling out the remaining U.S. troops in the war-torn country, they had a specific plan that wouldn’t have allowed for Taliban forces to do what they’ve done with Biden at the helm.
He stated that his administration had a “plan that protected our people and our property, and ensured the Taliban would never dream of taking our Embassy or providing a base for new attacks against America. The withdrawal would be guided by facts on the ground.”
Biden has also had to contend with criticism over his seemingly backward approach to pulling out U.S. troops before making sure thousands of Americans and allied personnel in the country were safe and out of harm’s way.
No more deterrent
The 45th commander in chief slammed Biden for taking away the deterrent that he established after successfully depleting the ranks of the Islamic State terror group (ISIS).
“After I took out ISIS, I established a credible deterrent.” Trump said, “That deterrent is now gone.”
Trump added in his Saturday evening statement: “What a disgrace it will be when the Taliban raises their flag over America’s Embassy in Kabul,” adding that “this is [a] complete failure through weakness, incompetence, and total strategic incoherence.”
As a result of the completely botched pull-out of the remaining 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, over the course of the last 72 hours, some 6,000 U.S. troops have been dispatched to help secure the Kabul airport and assist in evacuating friendly forces, ABC News reported.
While it’s not uncommon for Trump to slam his successor, his latest round of criticism is perhaps the most legitimate and meaningful to date, as it’s clear at this point that Biden and his administration dropped the ball in a very big and dangerous way on this particular situation.