Disgraced former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been pretending that he and disgraced Florida retiree Donald Trump are not responsible for the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.
As the Taliban moves to take control of Kabul while the United States conducts final evacuations, it appears that 20 years of war were all for nothing since it is clear that the Afghan people were never going to be able to maintain control without decades of American occupation.
The withdrawal of American troops began under Trump in 2020 after his administration negotiated with the Taliban and foolishly believed they would strive for peace and renounce terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda. Neither has come to pass, but Pompeo sure is desperate to blame President Joe Biden for the situation.
During a Fox News interview on Sunday, Pompeo laughably claimed that Biden and critical race theory are to blame for Afghanistan’s fall.
“Weak American leadership always harms American security,” Pompeo said. “So this is in the context of a Biden administration that has basically abandoned the global stage in favor of climate change. Right? They’ve been focused on critical race theory while the embassy is at risk. That didn’t happen during our four years.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
The focus on critical race theory actually has not been coming from the White House but has been fueled by conservatives hell-bent on whitewashing history. Biden has not “abandoned” the global stage either. In fact, as mentioned above, it was Trump and Pompeo who negotiated with the Taliban to end American presence in Afghanistan. Americans, or at least the intelligent ones, were having none of Pompeo’s blame game, which he’s been playing all week.
Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo agreed to let 5,000 Taliban hardcore soldiers who were prisoners be released in exchange for a 3 month ceasefire.
The prisoners they released are now murdering and killing innocent people throughout Afghanistan.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) August 15, 2021
As a part of the 2020 Doha deal, Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo made an agreement with the Taliban to lift sanctions against the group and have 5,000 Taliban prisoners released in exchange for a 3-month cease-fire. Those prisoners now control Afghanistan.https://t.co/LbpsKKwewd
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) August 15, 2021
Mike Pompeo wanted to roast s’mores with the Taliban at Camp David so maybe he should sit the fuck out on this one.
— The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) August 15, 2021
From Biden’s statement on Afghanistan. Interesting that he reminds us Trump and Pompeo invited the Taliban to Camp David on the anniversary of 9/11 to give concessions. pic.twitter.com/n3HhhNbWdi
— 🅱️oston John (@B0stonJohn) August 14, 2021
Leaving Afghanistan was a Trump policy under Pompeo. Just like leaving Syria. Now they want to blame Biden. Trump didn’t evacuate the Kurds. He let them get slaughtered.
— carol (@chbrkr) August 15, 2021
Pompeo’s deal with Taliban stands out as the most stupid ever, forcing the Afghan government to release 5,000 Taliban fighters from prison. That was the only real substance in that agreement. Dumb,dumber, Pompeo. https://t.co/LEeA0rc7EX
— Anders Åslund (@anders_aslund) August 15, 2021
The only blame here should be placed squarely on Trump and Pompeo.
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