Biden, July 8: "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....The likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely."

2:27 PM · Aug 15, 2021

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Replying to @peterbakernyt
What do you think this confidence was based on and was it completely unrealistic?
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Good questions! I think the military has been ill-advising past admins bcuz they & the HUGE military industry benefits from ongoing conflicts. Rather than counseling past POTUS's on strategies to ensure Afghanistan doesn't fall when we leave, they counseled keeping the status quo
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Replying to @peterbakernyt
Quick everyone make sure your the reporter that absolutely frames this as Saigon!!! It’ll be great for the dinner parties!
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The glee from the press at this moment is shameful.
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Replying to @peterbakernyt
Now let's bring up on the quotes from the people who are really to blame for this bs.
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Replying to @peterbakernyt
They assumed the ANA would bother defending the country They didn't
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Too bad the Afghan people can’t defend themselves
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Biden thought wrongly that the Afghan military would hold up after TWENTY years of training….
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Replying to @peterbakernyt
Should have had better training it’s a training issue, but Americans had to come home after 20 years...🇺🇸👍💪
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You can't train will. They had no will to fight.
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