This morning I received the following text from a business associate in Afghanistan:
As you know, Afghanistan is on the brink of a drastic devastating change to its system and the fabric of its society. Taliban has taken control of the country and is targeting humanitarian and NGO in Afghanistan and they are conducting house by house search to identify NGOs, UN, and civil society activist. Currently, my wife and I are in danger, if Talib identifies our status we will not be alive anymore. We are looking to get out here to save our lives. Thus, I am contacting you to assist us to get out here and save our lives.”
Despite the Administration’s false exhortation that “all is under control” while at the same time stating that U.S. policy is still not to negotiate with terrorists. Meanwhile, the Biden administration is relying heavily on the statements and promises by Taliban leaders to evacuate Americans from Afghanistan. As we would say in the military, the Administration’s policy and actions are FUBAR. I will let you figure out the meaning of the acronym for yourself.
Despite a feckless attempt at spinning a positive narrative through the art of Kabuki Theater, texts like those above tell the real story of what is taking place on the ground. It is time for the Administration to come clean and tell it like it is. As President Biden admonished us that “He would never lie to us,” when all is said and done, many members of his team will be standing in line to receive the Pinocchio award. “
It is easy to sit back and try to remain detached and pretend the emperor has no clothes but when you receive a text like that above it jolts you quickly back into reality. This text literally breaks my heart and will haunt me as long as I live. What have we become as a nation where we turn our backs on those who stood by our side? We are witnessing in real time a very sad chapter in our nation’s history.