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Join Jim and Greg as they process the latest difficult news out of Afghanistan. First, they discuss the American citizens who are trying to get out and can’t get to the airport while the U.S. government pretends it’s not happening. They also fume over a Washington Post story that the Taliban offered to give the U.S. control of Kabul until the withdrawal deadline and Biden turned them down. And they shake their heads as White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan insists we’ll have all sorts of leverage to get citizens and allies out of Afghanistan, even after our military leaves.

Real American Heroes

 

Kudos to ABC News for reporting true news that hurts their party. A group of volunteers, retired and active duty special operators and intelligence field officers, has apparently launched a successful covert mission that rescued 500 Afghans who had helped the American special operations community over the past 20 years. Men and their wives and children were quietly moved through the streets and then entered the Kabul airport perimeter through sewer culverts. These American heroes were not in uniform and apparently were not carrying weapons as they bluffed their way past Taliban checkpoints with their protectees. The mission name: “Pineapple Express.”

As of Thursday morning, the group said it had brought as many as 500 Afghan special operators, assets and enablers and their families into the airport in Kabul overnight, handing them each over to the protective custody of the U.S. military.

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On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Federalist Political Editor John Daniel Davidson joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his article “Joe Biden Has Been Derelict In His Duty. He Is Unfit To Lead. He Should Be Impeached.”

The Biden Legacy in One Photo

 

President Joe Biden just concluded his Thursday press conference on the deadly suicide bombing in Kabul. With 12 Marines and more than 90 Afghans confirmed dead, the mood should have been somber. This was beyond somber; it was funereal.

Biden quietly mumbled his way through the speech at a glacial pace, expressing sadness at the deaths. The words promised vengeance but his tone was complete resignation. The loudest moments were the repeated clearing of his throat. An exhausted 78-year-old incapable of performing his duties and failing miserably when he tries.

Join Jim and Greg as they assess the news of two terrorist attacks in Kabul, one at the Abbey Gate by the airport and one at the nearby Baron Hotel.  As they recorded, there were reports of three U.S. Marine casualties.  Since then, we know of numerous deaths and injuries among our heroes in the Armed Forces. They also react to the Taliban proving they haven’t changed a bit as their spokesman says there is no evidence that Osama bin Laden was behind the 9/11 terror attacks. And they bang their heads on the table at the news the Taliban could very well end up on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

It’s another day with no good martinis in sight. Join Jim and Greg as they react to reports of a diplomatic cable in July that said the Afghan government was likely to fall shortly after the U.S. withdrawal. They also hammer a key Democrat in Congress for saying the military should not be helping Americans get to the Kabul airport and and the White House Communications Director for suggesting our Afghan allies only have until August 31st to get out. And they rant about the government charging Americans up to $2,000 to be evacuated.

Biden Follows Up Disastrous Afghanistan Withdrawal with a Disastrous Speech

 

The weekend was filled with harrowing images from Kabul. Taliban soldiers executing Afghan allies, helicopters evacuating US embassy staff, the Kabul Airport overrun by desperate locals trying to escape, refugees falling to their death from wheel-wells of C-17s.

Following days of White House silence, President Biden interrupted his five-day vacation to calm the nation and her nervous allies. The 15-minute speech Monday was as calamitous as Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal.

The Buck Stops with That Other Guy

Join Jim and Greg as they discuss and dissect the sequence of horrible events in Afghanistan and the flat-footed planning and response from the Biden administration.  They detail the rapid advancement of the Taliban into Kabul and how it is already executing people in the streets plus the mass chaos at the airport as thousands and thousands of Afghans are desperately seeking to leave to country. They also wonder where President Biden was for the past few days, as Americans heard nothing from him, Vice President Harris or Press Secretary Jen Psaki for days as Afghanistan collapsed.  And they shudder as Chinese state media is already telling Taiwan that war is coming and they have no reason to think the U.S. will defend it.