Joe Biden has painted himself into a corner.
In perhaps the biggest unforced error in modern American history, President Joe Biden and his administration are sticking to their arbitrary evacuation date of August 31st. Now, Biden and company have just 7 days to get Americans and American allies out of Afghanistan.
And he won’t be able to do it.
“I cannot promise what the final outcome will be or that it will be without risk of loss, but as commander in chief, I can assure you that I will mobilize every resource necessary,” Biden said during a speech at White House Friday.
He “cannot promise” anything, because he’s let the situation get out of his control.
“Thousands of people, Afghans and Americans and dozens of other nationalities, have gotten into the airport compound, but there is no process or system in place to get people on flights or provide basic necessities for the people who are waiting,” The Federalist reports.
And the problems don’t stop once the planes are in the air – we’re running out of places to go.
On Friday, flights were temporarily suspended when a facility in Qatar reached maximum capacity. After a “brief operational pause,” a new air base was made available. People familiar with the situation branded the process “pretty much a full-blown humanitarian disaster.”
Even members of Biden’s own party don’t believe he can get this done.
“Democratic U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, told reporters he did not believe the evacuation could be completed in the days remaining,” Reuters reports.
“It’s possible but I think it’s very unlikely given the number of Americans who still need to be evacuated,” Schiff said.
And what of our G7 allies and their citizens on the ground?
According to the Daily Mail, “British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkle were among the leaders who urged Biden to keep boots on the ground longer. European leaders are worried there is not enough time to evacuate everyone who wants out.”
“Even if the deadline is Aug. 31 or is extended by a few days, it will not be enough to evacuate those we want to evacuate and those that the United States wants to evacuate,” said German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.
No one believes in Biden. And after backing down to the Taliban’s threats of “consequences” for extending the evacuation deadline, you can’t blame them. Now, thousands are stranded.
“I think it’s irresponsible to say Americans are stranded,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in response to a question from Peter Doocy of Fox News.
No, Jen – it’s irresponsible to bow to terrorists and endanger American lives.