The New York Young Republican Club grieves the loss of thirteen servicemembers at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021.
This latest loss underscores the unmitigated failure of the Biden Administration’s disengagement from Afghanistan. Members of the Administration from the Cabinet-level down have shown themselves to be inept, unaccountable, and distracted. Their poor prioritization has left their hands indelibly stained with the blood of the very young Americans that members of this Administration consistently disparage.
With so much effort focused on pandering efforts like integrating sexual deviants into the armed forces and educating members of the military on “white rage,” one cannot help but wonder if leadership (e.g., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley) might have been distracted from doing their actual job of terminating conflicts victoriously. Of course, given that Milley was never a boots-on-the-ground soldier, perhaps one should not be surprised that he lacks the skill set to execute well. (Milley’s alleged experience in Panama has been grossly exaggerated.)
The genius running the CIA, William Burns, deserves total condemnation. His idea of facilitating Americans’ departure from Afghanistan included meeting with the Taliban and giving them a list of Americans and our Afghan supporters. Even if we accept that his counterpart was acting in good faith (a tenuous assumption at best), this list could nonetheless be leveraged by others within the Taliban with devastating impact.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has shown himself to have far less management capability than the median McDonald’s area manager. State Department clipboard Karens have been turning away already-vetted Afghans who have made it through the carnage outside the airport for unspecified reasons.
And at the top of the heap, Vice President Kamala Harris has been on a leisurely trip to, of all places, Vietnam, while her boss, President Joe Biden, eats ice cream at Camp David and in Delaware. These clownish buffoons have no credibility on the world stage, and their inability to effectuate this evacuation vacates any shred of legitimacy that they might hope to command in future international negotiations.
The New York Young Republican Club expresses its condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in Kabul, and we call for the politicians and military leaders to resign and be impeached or court-martialed so that the American people can have a full and transparent accounting of their crimes.