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August 16, 2021

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Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! Topics include:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - John 11:25-26
  • Sorting The Numbers
  • Evil Triumphs
  • History Made
  • Wrong Side Of Issues
  • Pelosi, The Taliban And Social Media


Mike Huckabee


25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

John 11:25-26

Sorting The Numbers

By Mike Huckabee

The media are upset again at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for making it harder to mislead people about COVID death rates.

The state was reporting COVID deaths on the day they were reported to the state, which means that the combined weekend numbers looked like a surge. DeSantis ordered that deaths be reported on the day they occurred, to give a more accurate picture. This flattened out the surges and made it harder to blame DeSantis for them. There are also moves to separate patients who died of COVID from those who died of other things but just happened to be COVID-positive, which has caused large downward revisions in the numbers of previously-reported COVID deaths.

It's telling about how much this disease has been politicized when media outlets are angry that the data they’re getting about it is becoming more accurate.

Evil Triumphs

By Mike Huckabee

The horrific military and humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan is unfolding so rapidly that by the time you read this, it’s likely the situation will already have greatly changed. Simply having to write about it is one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do since getting into the media.

It sickens me to think of the magnitude of this disaster: the swift triumph of evil and the Taliban’s humiliating mocking of America as they seize our advanced weapons and vow to spread radical Islam worldwide from the Presidential palace on the eve of the anniversary of 9/11 (yes, the Taliban was speaking to the press while President Biden was hiding out)…

…the pain that our soldiers who sacrificed so much to help the Afghan people must be feeling as they watch everything they fought for unravel within days; and most of all, the terror of the people of Afghanistan, especially those who helped and trusted us, abandoned to face the wrath of pitiless conquerors. Some were so desperate to escape, they tried to cling to the sides and landing gear of an American plane taking off from the Kabul airport. There were reports that at least three fell to their deaths.

And of course, as the Taliban took control of Kabul, one of their first orders of business was to release imprisoned al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists so they could go back to killing and enslaving innocent people.

Afghanistan’s first female ambassador Roya Rahmani tried to reassure American soldiers that their sacrifices were not in vain. She told Fox News, “You made a huge difference…in lives of people you haven’t met and will never meet," reminding them that Afghan girls were once banned from going to school or leaving the house without a male escort. Sadly, I fear that will happen again.

She also noted that 70% of the population is under 30 and has only known life under the protection of the US forces. That makes it even more tragic to think what might happen to them with the return of the brutal Taliban. It should send a chilling lesson to every over-privileged, Ivy League, America-hating socialist that if you tear down this country and its institutions that give you a level of freedom unprecedented in the history of the world, you may be shocked at how swiftly things can change for the worse. If you think you're "oppressed" in America, try Afghanistan under the Taliban. We already have China and Russia as threats, and now it appears we’re about to have a newly-empowered Taliban armed with our weapons. Do you still think Trump voters and the weather are our biggest worries?

History Made

By Mike Huckabee

Meanwhile, the Biden Administration now has a humiliating, tragic, international disaster on its watch that will go down in history (if we still have any honest historians) alongside the Bay of Pigs, the fall of Saigon and the siege in Benghazi. If any book is written about Biden’s handling of this latest and most tragic of his string of disasters, it could easily be named “Profiles in Fecklessness.” Biden has ordered 5,000 US troops in to help evacuate people, and there are reports of attacks by US bombers, but not on the Taliban. They're blowing up our own military planes and other weapons that the Afghan forces abandoned before the Taliban can seize them.

Biden was on vacation at Camp David when Afghanistan began to fall apart, and his silence was deafening (even his spokesperson, Jen Psaki, is gone for the week.) Filling the void were replays of his now-notorious July 8th press conference in which he assured us his Afghanistan pullout would be orderly and it was unlikely the Taliban would come back. Other high Administration officials also assured us that a Taliban takeover could be repelled because it wasn’t the type of thing that could happen between a Frida and a Monday --- which is precisely what happened.

Biden is facing heavy criticism from across the political spectrum in the US and internationally.

Former President Trump called on Biden “to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen to Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy.” There have also been calls for the resignations of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley for bungling Afghanistan while focusing on wokeness in the military, Trump’s nonexistent “coup” plot and Tucker Carlson. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken was reduced to imploring the Taliban to act civilized, which is like begging a charging rhinoceros to behave itself and not trample you.

In return, Biden tried to blame Trump for sticking him with the Afghanistan pullout decision, which I guess was the only Trump policy he thought was not reversible.

But while it would be easy and politically expedient (and not unfair) to blame Biden for this catastrophe, the truth is that the real failure here is of our “intelligence” agencies and the current military leadership. Trump also planned to remove troops from Afghanistan, and his plans also relied on the “intelligence” he was receiving about the relative strength of the Taliban (although I assume that unlike Biden, he would have paid attention to military leaders who’d actually been there.)

Those agencies were completely blindsided by the Taliban’s swift advance and by news that they already had shadow governments set up in various cities and were paying off officials to surrender. Any President’s decisions are only as sound as the “intelligence” he’s given, and both Trump and Biden were assured that the Afghan government was strong enough to hold and any assault would take months and could be repelled. They were devastatingly wrong on every count, and a lot of people should lose their jobs over it, not that anyone is ever held to account anymore.

Biden’s not responsible for the failure of intelligence, but he is responsible for being caught flatfooted and freezing when things began to spiral out of control.

Countless lives will be lost and innocent people tortured, raped and enslaved, and other nations will hesitate to trust us again, because our CIA and top military brass failed miserably. Maybe they were too preoccupied with trying to frame the last President and his associates, or focusing on the “real” threat to America (white supremacists), and couldn’t be bothered to notice what was happening in Afghanistan. In a better world, they’d be going to prison, but let’s hope and pray that the next Republican President – in 2024 – will at the very least issue a blizzard of pink slips to the FBI, CIA, NSA and Pentagon, and have these deadly incompetents and useless political operatives forcibly escorted off the premises.

Wrong Side Of Issues

By Mike Huckabee

Richard Fernandez at PJ Media has some worrying comments about President Biden’s long history of being on the wrong side of issues, his inability to anticipate the disasters now engulfing him (and us), and his incapacity for coming up with any solutions.

Pelosi, The Taliban And Social Media

By Mike Huckabee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been taking lessons from Facebook and Twitter: When Republicans ask uncomfortable questions about tragic Democrat failures, don’t answer, just silence them:

And on that subject, while former President Trump is still banned from Twitter for allegedly “inciting insurrection,” guess who’s tweeting away, uncensored. That’s right: the spokesman for the Taliban.

Note to Jack Dorsey and his Twitter minions: Afghanistan is what a real violent insurrection looks like.

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  • Sharon Keel

    09/02/2021 07:30 PM

    Thank you Mr Huchabee for telling it like it is. The level of incompetence by Biden, his staff and military leaders is mind boggling! They should all be held accountable and hopefully in 2022 that will happen. If Trump had done anything like this Pelosi would have been screaming to the media everyday. Double standards 100%

  • Wendy Storm

    08/22/2021 02:39 PM

    I cannot even comprehend the terror, the helplessness, the level of hopelessness the Afghan people are consumed by right now. Their lives weren't ideal before this american troop withdrawal, but to say they are living in hell right now is an understatement. Please God do something to end this genocide, torture, death & destruction.

  • Jim Montgomery

    08/17/2021 03:48 PM

    As always Mike, you are right on the money.
    Everything puppet Biden has done leads to more chaos and ruin of my country. As a Veteran, it absolutely breaks my heart to the see demise of America unfold right before my eyes. I'm not too old to participate in a real uprising, but I fear there not enough Patriots left to join me. Psalm 118:8-9 says it best: 8. It is Better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. 9. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in Princes.
    It is hard to give the conundrum to the Lord.

  • Jim Montgomery

    08/17/2021 03:46 PM

    As always Mike, you are right on the money.
    Everything puppet Biden has done leads to more chaos and ruin of my country. As a Veteran, it absolutely breaks my heart to the demise of America unfold right before my eyes. I'm not too old to participate in a real uprising, but I fear there not enough Patriots left to join me. Psalm 118:8-9 says it best: 8. It is Better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. 9. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in Princes.
    It is hard to give the conundrum to the Lord.

  • Floyd A Unger

    08/17/2021 02:04 PM

    Thank you

  • PAUL Schaber

    08/17/2021 12:01 PM

    AS this mess in Afghanistan along with the Southern border mess
    get worse and worse by the day, you get the impression that the
    American people where completely lost in a fog in November and
    now that the fog has lifted and there is nothing but more and
    more crisises along with our allies completed baffled at what is
    happening and now fear for their own lives.

  • Sherry Spencer

    08/17/2021 11:58 AM

    Thank you again Mike for the truth of what has & is happening

  • Justin

    08/17/2021 10:54 AM

    If a low IQ man comes to you and says I am Joe from Delaware run don’t walk away even if howls come on man

  • Stephen Russell

    08/17/2021 10:46 AM

    Afghan Outcome 2:

    Seedbed for Ez 38 war OT?
    Terror base
    War with China over Muslims in camps
    As IS
    Genocide nationwide

  • Stephen Russell

    08/17/2021 10:39 AM

    Afghan Outcomes:

    Taliban fights Chinese who captured Muslims & placed into camps
    Taliban, Russia & China sign a pact
    Rape of Kabul other go in effect.
    Base terror for Islam
    Reuse OUR weapons worldwide
    Terrorize region
    arm other groups
    ISIS grows more?>