“The history books are going to remember that it was Joe Biden who surrendered to the Taliban.”- Rep. Guy Reschenthaler
Joe Biden claimed that it couldn’t happen. They were incapable. According to Biden, the Taliban would never pose such a threat to our embassy in Afghanistan that American personnel would have to be lifted off the roof in a rescue effort.
Today Joe’s impossibility was the reality.
Breitbart reports, Helicopters busily rescued personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, just weeks after President Joe Biden promised that there was “no circumstance” in which that spectacle, remembered from Vietnam, would recur.
Breitbart provided this excerpt from a news conference Biden held in July in regards to the Afghanistan withdrawal.
Mr. President, some Vietnamese veterans see echoes of their experience in this withdrawal in Afghanistan. Do you see any parallels between this withdrawal and what happened in Vietnam, with some people feeling —
Biden (interupting): None whatsoever. Zero. What you had is — you had entire brigades breaking through the gates of our embassy — six, if I’m not mistaken.
The Taliban is not the south — the North Vietnamese army. They’re not — they’re not remotely comparable in terms of capability. There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy in the — of the United States from Afghanistan. It is not at all comparable.