• September 17, 2021
 Op-Ed: A review of President Biden’s Speech

Op-Ed: A review of President Biden’s Speech

I watched President Biden’s speech today. He was defiant, raised his voice throughout his speech and as expected–Biden blamed President Trump for his failed, disastrous and ill-planned withdrawal.

He attempted to make the argument, again, that he was bound by President Trump’s agreement with Afghanistan and the Taliban. There
has been nothing to prevent Biden from obliterating Trump policies from the first day in office, but this agreement, Biden just had to abide by!

If he really felt he was bound by this agreement, then he should have followed the provisions of the agreement which was a conditions-based agreement.

Shamefully, Biden stated in his address that President Trump released 5,000 terrorists from Bagram Prison. Whoa, whoa. This happened
when the Taliban took Afghanistan under Biden’s watch, not Trump’s watch.

Biden is proud that 120,000 individuals were evacuated. But only 5,000 were American citizens! And no one has any idea how many Americans were abandoned behind enemy lines. But let’s be proud Biden says!

What else did he leave behind? What did Biden gift to terrorists?

162,643 Communications equipment; 75,898 vehicles; 599,690 weapons; 21,689 explosive ordnance disposal equipment; 16,191 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment and reconnaissance (ISR) military biometrics devices “that could aid in the
identification of Afghans who assisted coalition forces.” Shameful!

Today it’s being reported that Biden waived a federal statute which required the pentagon to brief congress about the dangers of withdrawal and leaving behind a terror state. We will never know if things might have been different had congress been aware of the facts.

This should be a priority for an investigation by congress. It is also being reported that Biden had a conversation with Ghani and
acknowledged that conditions in Afghanistan were perilous. Biden wanted Ghani to change the perception or reality “whether true or
not.”

Bottom line, Biden wanted Ghani to lie to the world. Shortly after Biden’s conversation Ghani fled Afghanistan.

Shame on Biden! Could this be Biden’s “Ukrainian” call and grounds for impeachment?

The greatest tragedy resulting from President Biden’s incompetence and ill-planned withdrawal, is the fact that we now have thirteen
additional Gold Star Families.

Author: Barbara Carrasco

Carrasco is a local small business owner, PCT Chair #16 Republican Party, Former SREC Dist 29, and Republican Candidate for Congressional District 16, (2012)

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