House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “White House Talking Points on Afghanistan” have been exposed to the public. It’s unknown whether or not they were intended to reach the public.
The points defend what is largely seen as a public failure for Biden with the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
Scott Wong of “The Hill” shared the talking points which include.
“The administration knew that there was a distinct possibility that Kabul would fall to the Taliban. It was not an inevitability. It was a possibility.”
“POTUS said in July that the Afghan military had the capability to fight the Taliban. But they had to demonstrate the will. Sadly, that will did not materialize.”
Here are the full talking points.
WHITE HOUSE TALKING POINTS ON AFGHANISTAN THAT @SPEAKERPELOSI IS CIRCULATING TO HOUSE DEMOCRATS:
“THE ADMINISTRATION KNEW THAT THERE WAS A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY THAT KABUL WOULD FALL TO THE TALIBAN. IT WAS NOT AN INEVITABILITY. IT WAS A POSSIBILITY” PIC.TWITTER.COM/J0NSSPJVIF
— SCOTT WONG (@SCOTTWONGDC) AUGUST 16, 2021
Pelosi was mocked by conservatives after claiming President Biden “is to be commended for the clarity of purpose of his statement on Afghanistan and his action.”
She then added “The Taliban must know the world is watching its actions. We are concerned about reports regarding the Taliban’s brutal treatment of all Afghans, especially women and girls.”
THE PRESIDENT IS TO BE COMMENDED FOR THE CLARITY OF PURPOSE OF HIS STATEMENT ON AFGHANISTAN AND HIS ACTION. THE TALIBAN MUST KNOW THE WORLD IS WATCHING ITS ACTIONS. WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT REPORTS REGARDING THE TALIBAN’S BRUTAL TREATMENT OF ALL AFGHANS, ESPECIALLY WOMEN AND GIRLS.
— NANCY PELOSI (@SPEAKERPELOSI) AUGUST 15, 2021
Donald Trump Jr. responded “Isn’t the president on vacation while we are evacuating? Please spare us the bullshit!”
ISN’T THE PRESIDENT ON VACATION WHILE WE ARE EVACUATING?
PLEASE SPARE US THE BULLSHIT! HTTPS://T.CO/KXRUV9ARGH
— DONALD TRUMP JR. (@DONALDJTRUMPJR) AUGUST 15, 2021