Biden Is A F***ing Disgrace, And Must Resign
ISIS terrorists murdered 13 american service members and killed nearly 100 other people. The biden administration reportedly handed a list of americans, green card holders and afghan allies to the taliban and joe biden is not with us. I'm Ben Shapiro, This is the Bench bureau show. This show is sponsored by Express VPN. It's time to stand up to big tech protect your data at Express VPN dot com slash Ben Well, yesterday was one of the worst days in modern american foreign policy history. Yesterday saw the death of 13 american service members and at least 90 afghans. As two explosions ripped through crowds seeking evacuation. In the wake of joe biden's ill fated and ridiculous stupid pullout from Afghanistan. The tactics were bad. The strategy is worse. The geo strategic implications are grave. According to the Wall Street Journal, more than 100 people were killed including at least 13 U.
S. Service members in 90 afghans. At the Kabul airport thursday when two blasts ripped through crowds trying to enter the american controlled facility disrupting the final push of the US led evacuation effort. A suicide bomb attack at the airport to Abbey Gate was followed by an assault by gunmen, officials said. Another bomb attack took place nearby at a hotel outside the airport. According to officials, 18 U. S. Service members were also injured. The pentagon said too that 13 dead U. S. Service member numbers that that could actually go up The attack marked the deadliest day for the US military in Afghanistan since 2011. Remember the whole purpose of this operation was to prevent us casualties from the taliban.
We have not had this many casualties in a single day in Afghanistan for a decade. And joe biden in signal fashion somehow brought about this result. Pretty incredible. It had zero combat casualties in Afghanistan, count them zero since february of 2020. And joe biden pulled out all the troops and then he handed over a couple to the taliban and then the taliban allowed in ISIS and then ISIS proceeded to kill 13 U. S. Service members wounded 18 others and kill 100 afghans. At the same time, the attack marked the deadliest day for the U. S. Military since 2011. Came just five days before the biden administration's deadline for the complete military withdrawal from the country. And this may not be the end.
Marine Corps General frank. McKenzie has said the military expect more attacks. It is a full scale disaster area and it was brought about completely and utterly by our incompetent, foolish president and I'm not sure what is worse what the president thinks when he is with us or the fact that he is not with us. I don't know whether to blame the fact that he is senile or the fact that he's incompetent because he's had these crappy ideas on foreign policy, every step of the way is Barack Obama once famously said never underestimate joe's ability to things up. Okay, so the man has not been right on a single foreign policy issues his entire career And he's been holding this perspective, which is that we should just cut and run from Afghanistan since 2010. Despite the fact that the mission radically changed from 2014 on when the United States and NATO dramatically withdrew troops moving from 70, troops in Afghanistan every year down to about 10,000 troops. And at the very end of this mission, 2500 troops in Afghanistan acting as a cork in the bottle. And joe biden decided that we were going to pull out and then everything that happened, I was going to happen. Now what you're hearing from Joe biden's defenders is, well, this was this is why we needed to leave. Don't you see this is why Okay, that is a bizarre argument. So here is my argument. My argument is that Joe biden's decision to leave and his decision to leave in the way that he left meant that this was going to happen.
And then it happened. The proof that I was right and the proof that everyone who criticized joe biden is correct is that everything we said would pass came to pass. That is the proof Joe biden's argument is if we had stayed the same thing would have happened. The evidence of this has not been provided. The suggestion that joe biden has been making, which is that if we stayed, inevitably we would be drawn back into an afghan war involving tens of thousands of american troops is asinine on its face, there's no evidence to support that. And yet that is the entire justification for a thing that he did. That has now resulted in precisely the result that he said he was attempting to avoid this. President is a joke. This policy was a joke. The bravery of our guys in the face and and and women who are there in the face of what the limits that have been placed on them by this stupid half asked administration led by the vaunted foreign policy team that brought you the Iran deal and the Iraq pullout leading to the writings of ISIS. Those same people have constructed this one, the bravery of the american service members who have put themselves in harm's way under these restrictions is awe inspiring. Obviously our prayers go out for their families at this hour.
It is unbelievable. I mean, they knew that they didn't have enough people to hold the surrounding area of the airport. They knew that joe biden had restricted them from going out and performing evacuation missions. They knew that there weren't enough people on the ground, not enough boots on the ground to even do their own security. And yet they were in close contact with afghans and americans trying to get them out of the country. It's just, it's, it's our inspiring stuff. And uh, and, and this is the result of crappy policy of unbelievably horrific policy and immoral policy? It is an immoral policy. What joe biden did here is immoral on every level it is immoral. According to the new york times, President Biden and other U. S. Officials insisted that the carnage and continued danger would not halt the american led air lift.
That after a bladed in Rocky Start has varied more than 100,000 people out of Afghanistan. In the last two weeks, estimates of the total dead and wounded differed and were rising quickly as different hospitals and officials weighed in since the Taliban takeover earlier this month, thousands of Afghan civilians and foreign citizens have gathered at the gates of the airport which has a military and civilian side desperate to be airlifted out of the country. At times, the area has descended into chaos as people scrambled toward evacuation flights, two U. S. Military officials had evacuation flights were continuing though, it's not clear whether any gates at the airport were open. Most of the bombing victims were Afghan civilians including families with small Children. We've been seeing the videos over the past few days of what it looked like at Abbey Gate, directly outside of the airport and basically it looked like a corridor that was completely jam packed with humanity in the aftermath of the bombing, the video is available. The the bodies of those same people are visible littering the ground covering it, blanketing the ground and then today after the bombing. How bad are things about to be in Afghanistan things are about to be so bad in Afghanistan, with the Taliban taking over and ISIS and al Qaeda in cahoots with the taliban at least insofar as performing anti american acts of terror and anti Western acts of terror. Things are about to be so bad there, That people are still throwing the exact area where 115 people were blown up yesterday, that's how bad things are. Can you imagine your own life doing that? He went to a crowded, you went to a crowded area, There was a bombing there the next day and you went back there too.
Same crowd, You decided to go back there the next day knowing the threat was still there. That's how bad things are over in Afghanistan and that is completely the creation of joe biden the excuses that have been made by the biden administration for turning tail and running and that's, that's what's going to happen here, right. I mean, we are going to turn tail, we're going to run, We're gonna remove all of our troops were going to leave. Americans stuck there and Afghan citizens stuck there and american green card holders stuck there and people who worked with us stuck there, We're not talking like a few dozen, we're talking thousands of people, we're going to leave to the mercies of the taliban or ISIS or Al Qaeda. Whoever gets to them first and that's the fate that americans can await in Afghanistan. If ISIS reaches you first, presumably they'll behead you. If the taliban reaches you, they will presumably hold you hostage until joe biden pays them some money or give them some more billions of dollars in american military gear brought about completely by joe biden. Now, all of this could have been prevented even if you believe in the pullout, which again, I think it's idiotic policy. I think that the arguments made that so we had to end our endless war. It doesn't count as an endless war when you have 2500 troops on the ground in zero combat casualties for the last 18 months. In that case bali is an endless war. Our troop presence in south Korea is an endless war.
Our troop presence in Italy is an endless war when you're not taking combat casualties and you have a small footprint that does no longer count as an endless war. But in any case, even if you believe that we should have been pulling the troops out doing so without even securing the air base that has multiple runways without leaving enough troops on the ground to create a buffer zone around that airport is full scale idiocy. General Mark Milley was asked just a week ago about why we withdrew, for example from bagram air base, which remember we control. His answer was That the the choice was given to him to go down 6-700 troops and he was asked do we protect bagram airbase or do we protect the embassy? And he recommended we protect the embassy? The problem there is the limit put on him by joe biden. Joe Biden owns this one. Top to bottom Liz sly of the Washington post reported yesterday. The kabul airport attack has nixed hopes of evacuation for the last 1000. Still hoping to make it out. I'm here in the U. S.
Military sealing shut the airport gates. The casualty numbers are growing by the minute. A tragedy piled on a tragedy Alex Thompson, the White House reporter and co author of politico's West Wing playbook wrote increasingly looking like us will end up leaving behind 1000 plus americans and many times as many afghans who assisted the United States will have to try to evacuate them in different ways. After august 31st without us troop presence, The State Department says we're in contact with the roughly 1000 Americans we believe remain in Afghanistan notice the language they're they're excluding green card holders. Right, green card holders are people who have the legal right to live in the United States. Legal permanent residents of the United States. Remember for for the media and for the government green card holders matter when the Saudis are telling them when the taliban are killing them? They don't matter at all. When Jamal Khashoggi legal green card holder of the United States is murdered by the Saudi government. That precipitates an international relations crisis. When thousands of american green card holders are left in Afghanistan behind enemy lines. This is not worthy of mention.
According to the State Department. However, the vast majority over two thirds of those 1000 americans believe that remaining in Afghanistan informed us they were taking steps to leave. We believe many if not most of those individuals are nearly or already out so well. So that only leaves a few 100 which is significantly better. Well done guys, the pentagon released a statement in the immediate aftermath giving thoughts and prayers to the wounded and the taliban of course said it's not our fault. They said it was the U. S. S. Fault. The U. S. Didn't do proper security.
All of this is madness but the truest madness of all is the weaponry that we handed to the taliban the trust we have now placed in the taliban. That trust by the way means that we literally gave them a list of people to go kill. Okay so let's start with the weaponry that we're leaving in Afghanistan's Representative Jim Banks of indiana. He he listed off yesterday the resources we just left to the taliban. The Taliban now has access to over $85 billion American military equipment That includes 75,000 vehicles Over 200 airplanes and helicopters Over 600,000 small arms and light weapons, The Taliban now has more black Hawk helicopters than 85% of the countries in the world. But they don't just have weapons. They also have night vision goggles, body armor, medical supplies and unbelievably unfathomable. Unfathomable to me and so many others is that the Taliban now has biometric devices which have the fingerprints, ice scans and the biographical information of the Afghans who helped us Over the last 20 years. So all that's going well. And by the way, if we if that doesn't, if that doesn't mean that we failed here. How about the fact that in order to facilitate the evacuation, apparently, US officials in Kabul you ready for this? They gave the Taliban a list of names of american citizens, green card holders and afghan allies.
They gave them a list. The Taliban, the same people who harbored al Qaeda before 9 11 and refused to turn them over after 9 11. The same people who have slaughtered tens of thousands of people in Afghanistan, including thousands of american troops. We gave them a list, not just of americans but of the afghan allies and green card holders who we are about to abandon in Afghanistan? We gave them a list. So now all they have to do is find those people and kill them. We did that according to politico, the move detailed to politico by three us and congressional officials was designed to expedite the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan as chaos erupted. It also came as the biden administration has been relying on the taliban for security outside the airport Since the fall of Kabul in mid-August, nearly 100,000 people have been evacuated, most of whom had to pass through the Taliban's many checkpoints. But the decision to provide specific names to the Taliban, which has a history of brutally murdering Afghans who collaborated with the United States and other coalition forces during the conflict has angered lawmakers and military officials. Basically, they just put all those afghans on a kill list, said one defense official. It's just appalling and shocking. It makes you feel unclean.
Um Yes, it's in just a second, we'll get to the administration's response to all of this because it is astonishing. It is degrading. It demonstrates that the the greatest power in world history has been laid low by our own bloated, inefficiency, stupidity and lack of moral rigor that we have decided as a society. If we if we decide to okay, this sort of behavior, we have decided as a society, as I said yesterday to, to fatten ourselves up a bunch of potato chips, slip into a warm bath and slit our own wrist as a society. That is what we have decided to do. If this is the sort of action by an administration, we have decided to Okay, politically, it's unbelievable and by the way it came from the top. This did this was no one else's decision. The buck stops with biden biden was the formulation of this policy, biden was the advocate of this policy, biden is the person who lied repeatedly on behalf of this. Policy will go through the timeline in just a little while here as to how many times this administration lied leading up to the murder of 13 american service members in Afghanistan. And it may not be the end of the story in terms of how many people are murdered in this immediate round and certainly it's gonna be the end of the story. In terms of the geopolitical ramifications of giving our enemies half of our military technology via Afghanistan as well as the impetus to move against all of our allies will get to all of this in just one second first, let us talk about the fact that you can get a special special gift for the special woman in your life, whether it is mom, whether it's your wife, whether it's your girlfriend, whether it's your sister, there's just there's great jewelry that you can get out there. The best jewelry I can think of the best possible price comes from the PERL source.
As PERL source, you get the highest quality pearl jewelry up to 70% off retail prices. Why? Because the pearl source cuts out the middleman by eliminating traditional five times markups by jewelry stores and selling directly to you. The consumer has the largest selection of pearls available anywhere in the world. Each jewelry pieces custom made for you. The Pearl Source offers fast and free two day shipping on every order. Everything comes beautifully packaged in an elegant jewelry box. So it's ready to be given as a gift. If you're not sure that she's gonna love your taste. No worries. The Pearl Source comes the no hassle, 60 day money back guarantee. It is risk free.
I know the people over at the Purl Source super trustworthy. I'm not the only person who trust them. They have nearly 13,005 star reviews. Don't overpay for jewelry. Go to the PERL Source, save up to 70% off retail prices. Some of my favorite pieces I've given my wife come courtesy of the PERL Source. Also, the Pearl Source is now having their end of summer sale is going on right now for a limited time, listeners to my show can take an additional 15% off. Already discounted prices go to the PERL Source dot com slash Ben enter promo code Bennett check out for 15% off your entire order. If you want fine pearl jewelry at the best prices online, go straight to the Source. The Pearl Source. Again, that's the Pearl Source dot com backslash. Men enter promo code Ben at checkout and you can take an additional 15% off their already discounted prices.
Alrighty. So the first response that came yesterday was the pentagon. The State department said we called the lead. No press conference, which is kind of amazing since it's the State Department's job to, you know, facility facilitate the matters of state. It is the State Department's job to facilitate the exit of people trying to get out to deal with the visa issues. It is the State Department's job to do the interfacing with the Taliban. But yesterday there was no press conference from the State Department. Fine. So you've got instead a press conference from the pentagon. The person who is speaking via telephone was general Kenneth McKenzie of centcom. And he admitted we are now relying on the taliban for security. That's what we did.
We decided that it would be a great idea. Just follow the logic here for a second. We were going, we said to the Taliban, it is now your job to prevent terrorists from attacking United States interests. Now, if only we had some sort of historical incident that might tell us whether that's a good idea or not. If only we had some sort of predicate to determine whether it be a great idea to trust the taliban to fight terrorism. Like let's say that there had been a power in Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. And let's say the day at Harvard a fugitive named Osama bin laden and his entire Al Qaeda network base. And let's say that from Afghanistan. Al Qaeda had then launched attacks on us embassies in Kenya Tanzania on the USS Cole. And finally and most spectacularly on September 11 and let's say that the United States and then approached the taliban and said guys you need to hand over bin laden or we're going to destroy your entire regime. And they had said fine, come get us. Why?
It's almost as though when you trust the Taliban to prevent terrorism, they immediately proceed. I mean immediately the Taliban has been in charge of Kabul for less than 10 days. They immediately proceed to let in all the terrorist. Remember joe biden said that the mission in Afghanistan was to prevent terrorism. I've noticed a few terrorists in Afghanistan recently. I don't know if you noticed it. I noticed it among like all the dead bodies of the babies and the U. S. Service members. I noticed there was a little terrorism that the taliban had been. Not only okay with but they were the ones in charge of security and yet the U. S.
Has now been forced into the position of relying on a bunch of, I keep saying it because it's true a bunch of barbarian eighth century goat herders. We have now seized our equipment because we are pathetic and I mean our political leadership not our military, our political leadership and some members of our military leadership as well because somebody needs to lose their ass over this, somebody needs to get fired. And by the way the person who should resign is joe biden who is a disgrace to his office, but don't worry, we'll get to slow old senile joe in a second. Here is the general of centcom Kenneth Mackenzie explaining, don't worry, we're relying on the taliban for security and so far it's been going great guys, we believe it is their desire to continue those attacks and we expect those attacks to continue and we're doing everything we can to be prepared for those attacks. That includes reaching out to the taliban who are actually providing the outer security court and around the airfield to make sure they know what we expect them to do to protect us and we will continue to coordinate with them as they go forward. They're protecting us. Now, the taliban, now, McKenzie was asked a pretty obvious question, which is, do we even know if the taliban let this happen? Because here's the thing. The taliban have really really very little interest in preventing this sort of stuff because as we will see the United States has no ability capacity or will to hold them accountable. So let's say that you hire a security team for a wedding and the security team utterly fails Are they completely failed and somebody comes in and robs all the jewelry. You then presumably we'll sue the security team, will hold the security team responsible because it's their job to provide the security. However, if you hire a security team and you inform them beforehand, you will not be held responsible for anything that happens at this wedding.
Nothing. Now we're just gonna say that you're the best we've got and that's it. What is to prevent the security team from saying to thieves guys go in and steal all the jewelry? No split to take later. What exactly is the taliban's interest in preventing terror attacks on american targets humiliating America in the face of the taliban, weakening America in the face of the taliban. What like what is the taliban's actual interest? Except they're afraid of us retaliation. And if you remove the threat of U. S. Retaliation from the taliban which is precisely what this administration has done. Why exactly do they care? I'm not even saying that they coordinated the attack.
I'm saying why would they care if the attack takes place if you're not holding them responsible? So here was Mackenzie explaining we don't even know if the taliban let this happen. We have no idea. Do you still trust the taliban? And is it possible that they let this happen? So as to whether or not they let it happen? I don't know. I don't think there's anything anything to convince me that they let it happen as to whether or not I trust them. That's a that's not necessarily a that's a word I use very carefully. You've heard me say before, it's not what they say it's what they do. They have a practical reason for wanting us to get out of here by 31 August and that they want to reclaim they want to reclaim the airfield. We want to get out by that day too.
If it's going to be possible to do so. Okay. And um our reaction by the way, here's the reality they want to help, we want to get out and if there's a terrorist attack we're still we're still getting out. So now what's their interest? You skew the incentive structure, you idiots skewed the incentive structure. If there's no retaliatory response requiring a longer american president, why does the taliban care if americans get murdered in large numbers or american citizens or afghans outside the gates? All right. So all this was the lead up to the ar are absent President of the United States. A fool, immoral idiot. The President of the United States is not with us. He is no longer sentient. And honestly, as I said at the beginning, I don't know whether to blame his mental incompetence or his moral incompetence for this one.
Do I blame the fact that he thought through the strategy or do I blame the fact that he is not with us? It's hard to tell on a day to day basis. We'll get to that in just 1/2. Let us talk about the fact that right now is a challenging time for employers. Why? Well, there are a lot of employees out there and employers have to find the right ones and they really have to incentivize them because a lot of people are staying out of the workforce. Well if you're an employer and you need the best employees, the best place to go is of course to zip recruiter dot com. Right now, tons of businesses are reopening. That means millions of jobs will need to be filled. So where do those businesses turn to fill those roles fast? They turn to zip recruiter. Right now you can try it for free zip recruiter dot com slash daily wire.
When you post a job on zip recruiter, they send your job to over 100 top job sites giving you access to their network of millions of job seekers. Zip recruiter is matching technology scans resumes to find qualified candidates for your open roles and proactively presents them to you. You can easily review recommended candidates and invite your top choices to apply for your job, which encourages them to apply faster according to zip recruiter. Internal data jobs where employers invite candidates to apply, get 2.5 times more candidates, zipper. Cruise technology is so effective that four out of five employers who post on zip recruiter get equality candidate within the very first day. Right now you can try zip recruiter for free at this exclusive web address zip recruiter dot com slash daily wire that zip recruiter dot com slash D. A. I L Y W I R E. Just go to zip recruiter dot com slash Daily wire zip recruiter is indeed the smartest way to hire. All right. So yesterday the President of the United States dot ird out to the podium took about four or five questions and then darted off. He had called oppressor for five p.m.
in which he was going to speak. And um He then showed up at approximately 525, which is his wand. Barack. Obama used to do the same thing. It is highly irritating on a day when you're supposed to be speaking to the family members of dead service people you really should show up on time. So that was, you know, of minor consequence. What was a major consequence is this befuddled, senility ridden old man, incapable of running his own administration, incapable of coming up with a coherent policy presiding over administration that withdrew from Afghanistan for no apparent reason for no gain. We get nothing out of this, withdrew for no reason whatsoever. And then we proceeded to withdraw in the stupidest possible way while lying every step of the way. And now we are trusting the taliban to do our security and now we are giving the taliban kill lists of people who worked with us. This fool. This ridiculous fool!
You shouldn't if he had any honor at all, he'd resign. Of course he won't. He is a he is a disgrace to his office. He's a disgrace to the United States. It saddens me to see our president because he is the elected president of the United States. The fact that our president is this is an embarrassment. It is a moral, is a moral embarrassment. He is a his his presence in the oval office is a block on the office and that's saying a lot, cause we've had a lot of bad presidents in the past is the most disgraceful foreign policy decision and an active malpractice I've seen in my entire lifetime and for people older than me, it's still true. He decided apparently that the best foreign policy here was a mash up of the fall of Saigon, the Iran hostage crisis. The bombing of the USs barrack at the U. S. Barracks In Lebanon in 1982.
And Iran contra shipping weapons to the enemy For no gain actually at least in Iran contra were attempting to do something good job. Just handed over $85 billion Earth. So Joe Biden finally wanders out to the microphones and he begins and I have to say, I was shocked, shocked by his appearance. He has looked as though he is falling apart for a long time. He looked barely warmed over. He sounded awful. He was stumbling over every word. It was utterly incoherent. It was, it was as though he had just escaped from a nursing home. It was it was an amazing, just visually speaking, optically speaking, it was an amazingly embarrassing moment. Here's the president is what it sounded like, when when the president of the United States remember this is the day 13 American service members were murdered by terrorists on his watch because the policies he created and instead of him coming out there and looking strong and tough instead of him coming out there and and looking as though our enemies should be afraid of us. He looked beaten, he looks defeated.
He looked at not just old but decrepit. There was joe biden yesterday, a tough day this evening in Kabul. As you all know, terrorists attacked that we've been talking about. I'm worried about that. The intelligence community as assessed has undertaken. Yeah. Attacked by a group known as Isis K took the lives of american service members. That's how he opened. That was his opening. And that alone, America's enemies must be drooling over this over this person. They must be drooling over the dead horse that we've thrown out there. And then he moved on in his speech to paying tribute to the service members, but he couldn't help himself.
He had to then brag about the effectiveness of this evacuation mission. He's still using the talking points from 48 hours ago. You remember about 48 hours ago. The administration started moving on from the talking point of this is a brilliant idea to our evacuation has been shockingly successful. You know what the Afghans falling from the wheel wells of planes on the tarmac. The evacuation is actually like we deserve credit. Yesterday, the DNC was sending out emails bragging about how successful this evacuation was, which as I said on the show is the equivalent of the captain of the titanic, not accidentally hitting the iceberg, deliberately looking at the iceberg saying, I'm gonna ram the sucker directly into the iceberg. The boat starts taking on water. He rushes up to the top deck, he unleashes the lifeboats. He says, everybody in the lifeboats, two thirds of the people get out and he says, what an unbelievable captain I am. I have set the Guinness Book of World Records record for the most people evacuated from a lifeboat. Okay, that is what the administration has been doing.
So he's paying tribute to the service members yesterday who deserves all the credit in the world. But he can't help himself praising his own mission here. These american service members who gave their lives. It's an overused word, but it's totally appropriate. They were heroes, heroes who have been engaged in a dangerous selfless mission to save the lives of others. There are part of an airlift and evacuation effort. Unlike any seen in history With more than 100,000 american citizens american partners, afghans who helped us and others taking the safety again, that's him praising his own mission. That's him praising his own mission, which is a failure. And then joe biden did what the media loved when he does, he did the empathy thing, right? And by empathy, it means that he, he tried to speak to what it feels like to be in this. You know what? None of those families, it would be mourning their sons and daughters today.
None of them. It had not been for this man's policies. So I wonder how many of them really want to hear it from the President of the United States. But this is what he was elected to do. He was elected to empathize not to proceed with good policy, not to protect americans because we're gonna leave at the very least hundreds, probably thousands of americans and green card holders behind enemy lines. He was elected to emote. He's the motor in chief. And so here he was last night trying to paper over his gross incompetence and malpractice with a bit of with a bit of sentimentality. We have some sense like many of you do what the families of these brave hairs are feeling today. You get this feeling like you're being sucked into a black hole in the middle of your chest. There's no way out. My heart aches for you is utterly instance, here I'm sorry it is you are responsible for that policy.
You're responsible for. Like I'd love to hear from the members of the military families as to what they feel because there's 17 million people who served in the American military Over the, over the course of time, who are alive in the United States right now, 800,000 people have served in Afghanistan proper. And I talked to many, many Afghan veterans afghan war veterans over the course of the last several weeks, I can't name one of them who wants to hear emoting from joe biden as he proceeds to to sully their legacy, subject all of their allies to the threat of death from the taliban. And now to actual death at the hands of ISIS K. Okay, then joe biden had to make excuses for the taliban. Right? So here's part of the policy, part of the policy is now just as it was with the Iran deal with the Obama administration, that once you make a deal with the devil, you have to make excuses for why the devil isn't actually the devil. Now, joe biden is making excuses for the taliban. So remember the entire incentive structure for the taliban to protect americans as they leave is that if the taliban don't, we might stay and retaliate against them. But joe biden has removed all of that by making excuses for the taliban because he has to cover his own political class in case the taliban turned out to be the bad guys. We know they are. So here he was yesterday blaming ISIS K But relieving the taliban of responsibility.
That was the important thing over the past few weeks. No, you're many, you're probably tired of hearing me say it. Yes, we've been made aware of our intelligence community that the ISIS K an arch enemy, the taliban people who were freed when both those prisons were opened has been planning a complex set of attacks on the United States personnel and others. This is why, from the outset, I've repeatedly said this mission was extraordinarily dangerous. When are why? I've been so determined to limit the duration of this mission. Are mush mouth president then makes a mush headed argument. This is his argument all the way through. If bad things happen in Afghanistan because we took the cork out of the bottle, then clearly they would have happened if we hadn't take the cork out of the bottle. That is the argument. So if if we did X. And why happened then certainly if we had not done X, why definitely would have happened.
But way worse. I'm sorry. But your counterfactual no longer applies. You did X and why happen? And it was perfectly predictable that why would happen? So by the way, he's not making excuses for why we should cut and run. So there's a bombing that kills americans instead of him saying we're going to stay long enough to get every american citizen out and if you touch us, we will kill you. Which is what any normal american president would say his argument is, look, something bad happened yesterday. That's an excuse for us to get out even faster. It just shows why we need to get out super fast. Okay, then joe biden says, we uh we're going to complete the mission okay? But of course he has defined the mission is getting out by august 31st.
The timeline is the mission for joe biden. Normally, you define the timeline on the back of what you need to accomplish. Normally, if I decide that we need as a company to achieve a certain thing, we then say, how long will it take to achieve this thing? And then we define the timeline by what we are seeking to achieve. In this particular case, joe biden to find the timeline and the mission is now the timeline, which means a lot of people gonna get stuck over there. Here is joe biden trying to make excuses for this. We can and we must complete this mission and we will and that's what I've ordered them to do. We will not be deterred by terrorists. We'll not let them stop our mission. We will continue the evacuation. I've also ordered my commanders develop operational plans to strike ISIS K assets, leadership and facilities. We will respond with force and precision at our time at the place.
We choose in a moment of our choosing. Okay, that part is the best part. Right? So he says we're gonna get him, we're going after him. We're gonna sometime in the future later when I want to not right now, that's what that means. That means ISIS just killed americans and they're gonna get away with it. Because guess what? In three days, Okay, it is now the 27 in 3-4 days we are gone. We do not have any assets on the ground. We do not have any allies on the ground. We don't have eyes on the ground. Okay.
All this talk about how we're going to go after the ISIS. He he's hoping you forget that's what's going to happen here. And that's what he's hoping. Of course he wasn't gonna say because for him to retaliate now means you need more troops on the ground, not fewer. So instead he's just doing this, we'll push it off. You know, we'll we'll get them at a time. It sounds strong, it is actually weak, obviously. Okay. And then he just tells a series of lies that are meant to make you feel comfortable but better just lies. Here's what you need to know. These ISIS terrorists will not win. We will rescue the americans, nope, we will get our afghan allies, nope.
And our mission will go on nope, America will not be intimidated, nope. As four direct lies in that mean five actually in a row. The ISIS terrorists will not win. They already have you handed them Kabul, we'll rescue the americans in there. You're not we haven't been doing large scale extraction missions to rescue americans in there and you've already admitted hundreds if not thousands of americans will remain after we leave, we'll get our afghan allies out, nope, you just handed a list of them to the taliban. The taliban can go shoot them and kill their families. Our mission will go on, nope. Your mission is over in four days. America will not be intimidated too late. You jackass too late. You're the President of the United States, babbling nonsensically like a mental ward patients about how the taliban are our friends now. Okay, there's more of this.
Okay, it didn't stop, it didn't stop. And by the way, we haven't gotten to the series of lies that led up to this because that this man is a damned liar and americans are dead because this man is a liar and thousands of americans and american green card holders are stuck under the auspices of the taliban because this man is a fool and a liar and a disgrace to his office. We'll get to more of this in just one second first, let's talk about another podcast. You should give a listen to when you have the time. We got a very different kind of sponsor for this episode. The Jordan harbinger show. It's a podcast. You really should give a listen to, I know every day. Somebody tells you you have to listen to some podcasts or other and you know, I didn't say sure and then you forget about it. Don't let that happen here, Jordan's show which Apple named one of its best of 2018 is aimed at making you a better informed, more critical thinker. So you can get a sense of how the world actually works and come to your own conclusions about what's happening, even inside your brain. Each episode is a conversation with a different, fascinating guest.
In one episode, Jordan tells the story of a cinematographer who discovered a lost city in the jungle and made one of the most important archaeological finds of the century. Another reason to support garden is that the woke mob is going after him because his show has a lot of opinion makers with the left. It doesn't particularly like so go check out Jordan's show today. It is definitely worth a listen. You learn something new. Every time you listen to an episode, we here at the Daily Wire, enjoy the show. We think you will as well. There's a lot more here, check out Jordan harbinger dot com slash start for some episode recommendations or search for the Jordan Harbinger show that H. A R B as in boy N. As a nancy G. Er on Apple podcast, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts are going into more of our doddering foolish old president in just one second first as the legacy media continues to spin the news. Our newest podcast.
Morning lawyer continues topping the Apple and Spotify charts and we're continuing our commitment to bring you the news without a hidden agenda is the only daily podcast that values your time and the truth. And while we're working overtime to bring you the news, you need to know. We need your help to keep the facts trending towards number one. So subscribe, start listening now to Morning Wire on Apple, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts, leave a five star review if you like what you hear. I think you will also, if you want the news that other outlets one cover, you need the Daily Wire's readers past. It is perfect for you for just four bucks a month. You will unlock exclusive access to editorial content. You won't get anywhere else. And right now get a free four week trial. When you sign up at daily wire dot com slash subscribe hurry because this deal will not last forever. You will find trending political and cultural topics penned by everybody from Candace Owens to me and matt Walsh and Nikki Haley and pretty much everybody else take, for example, my latest piece, here's what went wrong in Afghanistan and what we should have done differently or check out our readers past collections. Different series of articles on a given subject.
Current collections include the hunter biden files and Blm, the organization behind the movement. When you sign up with readers past, you also get access to the morning wire newsletter, monday through saturday email covering the top stories you need to know available only to Daily Wire members. All of this can be yours for just four bucks a month and act fast to get your free four week trial at daily wire dot com slash subscribe. It's a great deal. It's also never been a better time to take it. So what exactly are you waiting for? Get informed, get readers past today. You're listening to the largest fastest growing conservative podcast and radio show in the nation. Alright, so President biden's lies and foolishness didn't stop last night halfway through his little address, he continued along these lines, he tried to blame everybody except for himself. So as we'll see later, he tried to blame trump, but he blamed his military commanders by saying, you know, we were all unanimous on this. Um No, you weren't. And we have information suggesting your military commanders were basically all warning you back in february march that this was going to happen and you ignored them because you are a nit wit here is our network did President of the United States.
There's been complete unanimity from every commander on the objectives of this mission, nope, nope. Unless by unanimity on the objectives of the mission. You mean, you told them exactly what you wanted to happen and how many troops they could have to do it and then they had to somehow scrambled to make that happen for you. Okay, So joe biden concludes his speech and again, so much of this was optic as well. If you watched it in real time, He's just not there. He's not there. I won't even say that the lights are on, but nobody's home. The lights are not even on. Several of the light bulbs are out. It was the President of the United States. It was an embarrassing display last night. Thank God bless you!
All, my God! Protect us troops and all those standing watch for America. We have so much to do. It's within our capacity to do it. We just have to remain steadfast steadfast. We will complete our mission and we will continue after our troops are withdrawn to find means by which we defined any american who wishes to get out of Afghanistan? We will find them and we will get them out. So that is him admitting that americans are gonna be left behind fully and his daughter ring and confused fashion. Okay. Then he took a few questions from a list as always. And he admits right up front, they gave me a list. Who is they?
You know, Have you ever heard? It's such a weird tic. And he doesn't nearly all the time. Now they gave me a list. Who your nightmares. Who gave you the list? Why do you have a list? Why can't you just call on people? Are you incapable of pointing your finger? It was joe biden explaining. They you know the same nice lady who uh who who gives me my pills every morning gave me this list here. Ladies and gentlemen gave me a list here.
The first person I was instructed to call on was kelly O'Donnell of NBC. The first person I was instructed to call on what? In the actual okay, so um one of the first questions is did you make a mistake in working with the taliban? And of course he's like, I've never made a mistake in my entire life and some criticism even from people in your party about the dependence on the taliban to secure the perimeter of the airport. Do you do you feel like there was a mistake made in that regard? No, I I don't look, no one trusts them. We're just counting on their self interest to continue to generate their activities and it's in their self interest that we leave when we said and that we get as many people out as we can. Now last part is just a lie. Why is it in their interest that we get as many people as we can? It's in their interest that we leave when we say we're going to leave because they want us out. That part is true. But you already guaranteed we're leaving.
So there's no countervailing factor there. If I say I'm leaving, no matter what, no matter what, which is what biden has said over and over and over and over again. What's the obligation on them and by the way it is not in their interest that everybody leaves with the United States is very much in their interest that they have a bunch of hostages that they can hold over the head of the United States. So the U. S. Has no option but continuing to funnel the money and make nice with them. Everybody knows this. Hey, now it gets it's pretty incredible. Um He has asked specifically at one point about this political story, I mentioned earlier that the United States handed a list essentially a kill list to the taliban and joe biden is not with us. He is not in the loop. He's not mentally there. This is an amazing unbelievable discombobulated answer.
So yes, there have been occasions like that and to the best of my knowledge in those cases the bulk of that has occurred. They've been let through. But I can't tell you with any certitude that there's actually been a list of names. I know there may have been but I know of no circumstance. It doesn't mean it's not didn't exist That here's the names of 12 people that come and let them through. It could very well have happened that very well could have happened. You're the president of the United States of America isn't it? Of relevance to you whether the U. S. Military under your direct command is handing lists of afghans who worked with us to the taliban. It very well could have happened. alrighty then this is just it's so beautiful.
He's asked us he bear responsibility for this. And joe biden's like this by Peter Doocy and and he says he does bear responsibility. But but here we go. I bear responsibility for fundamentally all that's happened of late. But here's the deal. You know, I wish you one day say these things, you know, as well as I do that the former president made a deal with the Taliban. Okay, again, you know that I take the blame but it's trump but it's trump weird because you said in an open interview that whether or not trump had done anything, you would have done exactly the same thing. And then of course he poses the false alternative. We had to do it this way. This unbelievably crappy way or we have to pour thousands of more troops into Afghanistan. And also we've accomplished our objectives. Which is weird because our objective presumably was to fight terrorism is joe biden's about to say I noticed some terrorism yesterday against americans.
I have only one alternative pour thousands of more troops back into Afghanistan to fight a war that we had already won, relatives of by the reason we went in the first place. I have never been of the view. Okay, we can stop it there when he says that we could fight for more troops into Afghanistan to fight a war we had already won relative to why we went and then he later, he says we went to prevent al Qaeda from being in Afghanistan. Well, um, you know, it's preventing al Qaeda from being in Afghanistan. Us being there with a skeleton crew of 2500 people. That's what was happening. Okay. The lasting images from this presser are not going to be any of the things he said, it's just going to be the images and there are two particular ones that came out. One was joe biden like a small child being called on in class without having done his homework, burying his face in the podium essentially as Peter Doocy asks him a difficult question here is what that looked like. No, no, no, wait a minute. I'm asking you a question, is that accurate? The best year enough.
But wait, I think they have an issue. That image of the old man clutching a binder to his chest and lowering his head as though he is being victimized and put upon After 13 American service members die in service to his garbage mission. That is an unbelievable image. And then it finishes with him saying he has to leave because you know, he has another meeting for real guys for real stand by. Your decision to pull out. Yes, I do because look at it this way folks and I'm gonna have another meeting for real. I have another meeting for real Oh, as opposed to for fake this, What a disgrace he is, What a disgrace he is. Okay. But to understand the true disgrace that joe biden is you have to actually follow the timeline of what he has been saying for months and all the lies his administration has been telling because the lies never stopped at any point at any point. And he's going to continue to lie when he says I'm getting americans out and getting all the afghan allies out, we're gonna perform missions, We're gonna go get a do you believe a word that comes out of his drooling mouth? Do you believe a word that comes from this man? If you do, you are a fool because we're about to play an entire timeline of the stuff that Joe Biden has said since April when he announced we were pulling out, he has not said a true thing this entire way.
So let's begin. This begins April 14. This is when Joe Biden announced that we were leaving here's how he described the operation that was going to lead to our exit in Afghanistan will not conduct a hasty rush to the exit. We'll do it, we'll do it responsibly deliberately and safely and we will do it in full coordination with our allies and partners who now have more forces in Afghanistan than we do and the Taliban should know that if they attack us as we draw down, we will defend ourselves and our partners with all the tools at our disposal. Oh really? Um, so yeah, not a word of that was true responsibly in coordination with our allies, our allies, think we're a bunch of idiots because the president is so you betrayed our allies, he betrayed the afghans. We didn't do this responsibly. We didn't do this deliberately. So that was just a lie. First, let's talk about your safety and security at home with my ring alarm security system. I am much more at ease when I'm on the road or away from home. My ring alarm equals peace of mind, protect your home with ring alarm.
The same way that I do ring alarm is a powerful, affordable whole home security system. You can easily install yourself. It works seamlessly with other ring products in one simple app for a special offer go to ring dot com slash then it's the perfect way to start your ring experience. Keep an eye on every corner of your house with indoor and outdoor cams, see what's happening directly from your phone. So when I'm out of town, I like to check what's going on on my property. I literally know every time the front door opens. Thanks to my ring alarm security system. I also know where my kids are at all times because let's be frank about this. My kids, our wild, there are three of them and they're constantly running all over the house. Sometimes I lose track of one. It's like where the baby go and then you pull up that ring alarm app and I know exactly where she is and she's very squishy protect your home anytime from anywhere with ring alarm, go to ring dot com slash Ben for a special offer on a ring alarm security kit today, you can build a system right for your home, have it up and running in just minutes. That's ring dot com slash Ben again, ring dot com slash Ben already.
So okay, fast forward to july. This of course, is most famously when he says, this isn't gonna be anything like the fall of Saigon. He's right, it's way worse than the fall of Saigon. Do you see any parallels between this withdrawal and what happened in Vietnam with some people feeling none whatsoever. Zero, what you had is you had entire brigades breaking through the gates of our embassy six. If I'm not mistaken, the taliban is not the south of the North Vietnamese army, They're not, they're not remotely comparable in terms of capability. There's gonna be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy in the, of the United States from Afghanistan. It is not at all comfortable. Not comfortable. I mean, that's good to know, it's not comfortable. Um, so that was July eight Kidman, That was a lie. Everybody knew that was a lie.
And this notion that it was like a giant shock. It's just not true. It wasn't a giant, okay, so it was lying on April 14 when he said that this would be a considered moving the Taliban wouldn't take over the country and all that. Then on july 8th he said that they're not like the Viet Cong and this would be like Saigon. So he was lying then. Now fast forward to the last week and a half or so. So today is august 27 So all of this stuff that we are about to examine is from the last 11 days, The number of lies this president and his administration have told in the last 11 days boggles the mind, but they think that you are a fool and they think that you don't follow this stuff and so they assume that they'll be able to get away with this. The most humiliating foreign policy debacle of my lifetime bar none. Okay, so let's fast forward to August 16, joe biden says, the buck stops with him and the reason that we are leaving is because we can't take more casualties. Thousands of more casualties again, this was a lie when he said it, we had taken zero american casualties in combat since february of 2020 at the moment that he said this on august 16th, he said the buck stops with him is designed to prevent american casualties. I noticed a few american casualties yesterday, I am President of the United States of America and the buck stops with me. I'm deeply saddened by the facts we now face.
But I do not regret my decision to end America's war fighting in Afghanistan and maintain a laser focus on our counterterrorism missions there in other parts of the world. I cannot and will not ask our troops to fight on endlessly another in another country's civil war, taking casualties, suffering life shattering injuries, leaving families broken by grief and loss. This is not in our national security interest. Okay. Keeping 2500 troops there with zero combat casualties since february was not in our national security interest, withdrawing them. That 13 of them could be murdered the hands of ISIS K. That was definitely international interest. That was august 16th. Fast forward. Two days joe biden has watched as withdrawal has turned into a debacle already. By this point we've already seen the video of Afghans falling from the bottom of planes trying to escape the clutches of the Taliban. He does an interview with George, Stephanopoulos on August 18 and um he says nobody has died at knock on wood, pathetic still a lot of pandemonium outside the airport.
There is, but look, but no one's being killed right now. God forgive me if I'm wrong about that. But no one's being killed right now. Not for me. But I mean if I'm wrong about that by the way, by by the point he said that people had already been killed outside there. Like seven people have already died during the evacuation by that point now the new death toll as of this moment has now stretched All the way up to something like 170 people are dead. 170 Including the 13 US service members in 18 more wounded. Okay then that same interview joe biden says we're not gonna leave americans or american allies behind. Oh I All troops are supposed to be out by August 31. Even if americans and our Afghan allies are still trying to get out, they're gonna leave. We're going to do everything in our power to get all americans out and our allies out. Um No, Nope.
So he's lying then. Okay, fast forward. Two days after that. Now, we're only six days. We're now seven days ago. Okay, this is August 20, Joe biden again Reiterates, we are not going to leave americans behind. He was lying. Let me be clear any american who wants to come home. We will get you home, nope wrong, lie. Okay, also that same presser, he says, you know the good news is Al Qaeda's not in Afghanistan. Uh there's only one problem everyone knew Al Qaeda was in Afghanistan. Not only is Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
You know the people who are actually handling the security around the airport for the Taliban are trusted partners over here. You know who it is? It's the so called Haqqani network. What is the Haqqani network. It's an Al Qaeda offshoot. Not only is Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, They're handling the security at the airport. Joe biden is trusting this man is a disgrace and a liar. Let's put this thing in perspective here. What interest do we have in Afghanistan at this point with Al Qaeda gone? We went to Afghanistan for the express purpose of getting rid of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan as well as as well as getting Osama bin laden and we did, Oh did we? Al Qaeda still in Afghanistan. And by the way, so is ISIS and the people we have in the country back to are the exact same people who harbored those people.
Again, it boggles the mind that we are supposed to like he thinks you are such a moron, that that we handed the same country back to the same people who harbored bin laden and Al Qaeda. And we're supposed to treat them as reasonable peace partners as they go around shooting people in the head, they're dragging people out of their homes and shooting them in the head. If they worked with the americans and joe biden says, don't worry, there won't be any uptick in terror. Well, the terrorists are handling the security around the airport. That's how stupid he thinks you are. Hey, that same press conference August 20 Joe Biden says, don't worry, any attack on our forces will be met with a swift and forceful response. Well, the bombing happened 24 hours ago, we have seen no swift response. We have seen no forceful response. We have seen no response from the president of the United States. We made clear to the taliban that any attack any attack on our forces or disruption of our operations. The airport will be met with swift and forceful response. Oh well then that's um well yeah, clearly because he's lying okay fast forward.
A couple days after that. Now joe biden was asked a question about ISIS and he does what he does best. He runs away cause he's a damned coward. Bye catch you later. By the way, that same day he said that we had expanded the airport safe zone Right? He said this to the American people, August 20 seconds. This is five days ago. In four days before ISIS just blew everybody up. We have constantly, how can I say increased rational access to the airport where more folks can get their more safely. It's still a dangerous operation but I don't want to go into the detail of how we're doing that. I think you're going to see they're going to get out number two. We have made a number of changes including extending access around the airport and the safe zone.
Oh really? It seems like that, that seemed like a super safe zone right outside the airport by all available metrics. It is super safe. Okay then same day he says do we trust the taliban? I don't trust anyone. I'm just giving them lists of american allies. They can kill them on the question of taliban. They trust them now. I don't trust anybody including you, I love you. But you know there's not a lot of people I trust there's not a lot of people I trust. Like I don't trust you the same way. I don't trust it.
Hey then his press secretary, jen Psaki, who is his nightmares, right? That's his actual nightmares. Joe biden comes out, he craps the bed and it's jen Psaki job to clean it up. Jen Psaki says August 23 remember this is four days ago, three days before what just happened at the airport. In terms of the giant ISIS attack, jen Psaki insisted no americans are stranded. It's all your imagination. There are no americans stranded. This lying, dishonest, pathetic administration. Here's jen Psaki does the president have a sense that most of the criticism is not of leaving Afghanistan. It's the way that he has ordered it to happen by pulling the troops before getting these americans who are now stranded. Does he have a sense of that. First of all, I think it's irresponsible to say americans are stranded.
They are not, we are committed to bringing americans who want to come home home. We are in touch with them via phone via text via email via anyway that we can possibly reach americans to get them home. If they want to return home, there are no americans stranded. Is the White House's official position on what's happening in Afghanistan. I'm just calling you out. First thing that we are stranding americans in Afghanistan. When I said when we have been very clear that we are not leaving americans who want to return home, who wants to return home? Is always there a keyword there because the idea is that we're gonna blame the people who remain also, we are leaving them behind. Clearly, joe biden said it last night. Don't worry, we'll figure out after we're out of there. I have no resources on the ground have zero leverage because we ain't going back in. They don't figure out how to get them out.
So she was lying. Then next day she again, this was literally two days now before the ISIS attack. She says um this is a massive success. I don't think you guys are giving us credit for what a massive success it is for us to load the lifeboats with people after we blew a hole under the water line of the titanic after we dynamited this boat. I don't think you're giving us enough credit for how many people we've offloaded onto the lifeboat. I would say that this is now on track. Peter to be the largest airlift in U. S. History. So and that is uh bringing american citizens out. It is bring our Afghan partners out. It is bringing Allies out.
So no, I would not say that is anything but a success. She won't say anything but a success. There's only one word you can use for what we've been seeing according to the biden administration two days ago. And that success Just success. So I leave it to you. Is this administration competent, capable? Are they acting in the best interests of America's future or the american people or indeed in the interests of the american service members? Or is this administration a clown car careening out of control with a senile person at the head of it, occasionally bloviating a particularly stupid idea and everybody rushing to fill the gap. You tell me there's a lot of dead bodies that tell the story in Kabul today. Alrighty, we're back here later today with an additional hour of content first. You cannot forget to end your week by checking out the Andrew Klavan show. Drew shows every friday, he's got an exciting evening plan for you.
So head on over the Daily Wire dot com at seven p.m. Eastern six PM Central tune in. I'm Ben Shapiro, this is the bench bureau show. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and if you want to help spread the word, please give us a five star review and tell your friends to subscribe to. We're available on Apple podcasts, Spotify and wherever you listen to podcasts. Also be sure to check out the other Daily Wire podcasts, including the Andrew Klavan show the Michael Knowles Show and the matt Walsh show. Thanks for listening. The Ben Shapiro show is produced by Eliot Feld. Executive producer, Jeremy boring. Our supervising producer is Mathis glover. Production manager, Pavel Witkowski, Associate producer Bradford. Carrington.
Post producer, Justin Barber Show is edited by Adam Save. Its audio is mixed by mike Carolina hair and makeup is by Fabiola Christina. Production assistant, Jessica Kranz. The Ben Shapiro show is a daily wire production copyright. Daily Wire 2021. Hey everybody, this is Andrew Klavan hosted the Andrew Klavan show. You know, some people are depressed because the republicans collapsing, the end of days is approaching and the moon's turned to blood. But on the Andrew Klavan show, that's where the fun, just get started. So come on over to the Andrew Klavan show and laugh your way through the fall of the Republic with me. Andrew Klavan mm