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Secretary of State Antony Blinken spent two days testifying before Congress and the most important takeaway is summarized in just ten words he spoke. When asked by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) what plans for a future Afghanistan evacuation had been passed along to the administration from its predecessor, Blinken replied:
“We inherited a deadline, we did not inherit a plan.”
So, as Obama liked to say, “to be clear” Blinken confirmed that the idea of leaving Afghanistan, popular with upwards of 70% of Americans, was inherited from the Trump administration. The botched exit plan was entirely of the Biden administration’s design and execution.
Remember that in 2022 and 2024.Published in