Heather du Plessis-Allan: Joe Biden made a massive error with Afghanistan

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Fri, 13 Aug 2021, 5:43PM

Heather du Plessis-Allan: Joe Biden made a massive error with Afghanistan

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 13 Aug 2021, 5:43PM

I think it’s now statement of fact that Joe Biden has made a massive error of judgement with Afghanistan. 

Joe Biden is no longer the great hope of the west.  

He is just another disappointing American President. 

It is now clear today that Washington and other western capitals believe Kabul is probably going to fall to the Taliban. 

Biden has just this morning announced he’ll send in three battalions – that’s 3000 troops – to Kabul in the next 24 to 48 hours help evacuate American embassy staff out. 

They are trying desperately to avoid the pictures of the hasty American withdrawal from Saigon after the Vietnam War. 

The reason this is happening, the reason the Taliban have taken more than half the country’s districts and are now advancing on the capital Kabul is because of naivety.  

Biden and his administration either really believed that peace talks with the Taliban would suddenly turn them from murderous psychopaths into decent people. 

They either believed that or they didn’t care and so they suddenly pulled all their troops out of Afghanistan – sometimes in the dead of night – and left the place wide open for the Taliban. 

It’s as if they learnt nothing from the war in Iraq. 

What happened after the Americans pulled out? 

ISIS took the American gear, rode into town, took over and started killing people. 

Guess who was in charge then?  

Obama.  

Biden was vice president. 

He should’ve learnt. 

The Americans are leaving Afghanistan worse for some than how they found it. 

The fear is the Taliban will go back to oppressing women again, banning girls from school, conducting public amputations and stonings. 

And for people like the interpreters who helped our defence force, things are now worse because they will be hunted down and killed unless they can get across the border and get evacuated to New Zealand. 

So Biden.

Not the wise, calm, globalist leader who would be good for the world after the hyped drama of Trump.  

Arguably worse for the world after this massive error of judgement.