August 27, 2021
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Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! 

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Psalm 118:24
  • ICYMI: New Podcast Episode
  • Setting The Conditions Of Failure, By Kenneth Allard
  • America The Beautiful
  • The Deadliest Day
  • Taliban rule
  • Pallets of cash
  • This is what a President who's not fit to lead looks like

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24


ICYMI: My Latest Podcast Episode

By Mike Huckabee

Very honored to get perspective of Congressman Michael Waltz as he served in Afghanistan and was 1st Green Beret to ever serve in Congress.

TO LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE, GO HERE>>>


Setting The Conditions Of Failure

By Kenneth Allard

Note: Col. Ken Allard, USA (Ret.) is a former Cold War intelligence officer, West Point faculty member and Dean of the National War College. He also served for ten years as an on-air military analyst for NBC News.

My heart aches for the 12 Marines and one Navy corpsman killed yesterday in Kabul. Even more for their 13 families awaiting that life-changing visit from serving officers in dress uniforms; bringing the official notification that their loved one gave his life carrying out a noble but badly flawed mission. But there is something especially tragic about Marines engaged in a mercy mission, pitilessly targeted by suicide bombers committing war crimes under the guise of religious obligation.

General Jim Mattis is most closely identified with the slogan, “No better friend, no worse enemy” to describe the marine’s warrior ethos. An alite force of naval infantry, marines deploy on the toughest missions: to seize an island, to assault a beach-head - or to rectify an impossible situation created by a singularly inept president. Sadly, that was the situation in which these hapless marines found themselves: guarding the over-crowded cul-de-sac where the truly desperate scrambled madly for escape. Making these uncertainties infinitely worse was that baseline security was supposedly provided by the Taliban, our sworn enemies since 9-11.

How had it come to this? From the commander-in-chief on down through the entire chain-of-command, effective performance depends on many factors but this above all: Has this admiral or general, commander or colonel set the conditions that will ensure the deployed forces have their greatest chance of success? That unforgiving calculus begins at the service academies, continues through the staff colleges and identifies the elites who attend the war colleges and ultimately fill command billets. Regardless of service, these flag officers have learned to construct forces best geared to prevail in their missions, balancing its components on air, land and sea. An equally important question: What forces will flow to the theater of operations and in which order? And when Murphy’s Law always kicks in, what will you do about it?

Unfortunately, we live in an age of rampant military illiteracy where less than half of one percent of all Americans ever serve in uniform. Military history is an unknown subject in most colleges and may permanently disqualify you from applying for journalism school. Joe Biden embodies that legacy of ignorance, made even worse by his 50 years of service as a legislator. Compromising values is a routine legislative strategy where the most fundamental differences are routinely split down the middle. With that training, Biden always sounds like a pandering poseur when he threatens to use military force. Like yesterday, when according to The Federalist, he swore, “Those who carried out this attack and anyone who wishes America harm know this, we will not forgive…We will not forget. We will hunt you down to make you pay. I will defend our interests and our people with every measure at my command.” Think our enemies believed him, that their sandals trembled at the fearsome prospect of having annoyed the ferocious Joe Biden? Nope, I don’t either.

The munchkins surrounding him went out of their way to assure Americans that now is not the time for recriminations, that our entire focus must be on de-constructing the artful trap which Biden willfully engineered. While Kabul suffers agonies, Washington endlessly dissembles. To hear Biden tell it, they deliberately bypassed the Bagram air base - one of the biggest in the region - because Kabul’s sole airstrip was closer and more convenient. Seriously, fellas? That they reversed the natural order of operations, removing the bulk of American combat power while leaving the teeming multitudes for last? In what war college do they teach that concept? Even worse: The Daily Wire reported on Wednesday that the US is leaving behind for Taliban use some 70,000 vehicles, 600,000 vehicles and 208 aircraft. The article by Joseph Curl quoted one authority, “We built them a pretty amazing war chest and now all of it is in the hands of the Taliban.” Bottom Line: Biden set the conditions for failure, not success.

His presidential ineptitude may have its greatest effect when our enemies test our open southern border, now stripped of all its defenses. When they do, remember that the 2020 electoral defeat of Donald Trump will cast an even larger shadow in American history than the looming towers of 9-11.


The Deadliest Day

By Mike Huckabee

Thursday was the deadliest day for US troops in Afghanistan since 2011, as a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport killed 13 US service members and more than 90 Afghans. Until President Biden implemented his plan to remove our troops from harm’s way, we had lost only one service member in the past 18 months.

Here’s a link to Fox News’ regular updates on this story, which are coming too quickly for us to keep up with in our newsletter:

https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/afghanistan-news-kabul-airport-taliban-biden

Biden gave a press conference following the tragic bombing. You’ll find a full write-up of that elsewhere in our newsletter/website, as well as a guest editorial on the topic by Ken Allard.


Taliban rule

By Mike Huckabee

News also came that the new “moderate” Taliban has ordered that music be banned in Afghanistan. I wonder how all the rich liberal music stars who worked so hard and donated so much to elect Joe Biden are feeling now.

But the lifetime achievement award for cluelessness has to go to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who ignored the tragic attack in Kabul and instead tweeted about “Women’s Equality Day,” joked with reporters and repeated one of her favorite lies about Republicans engaging in “voter suppression” by passing basic election integrity laws.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/08/26/tone-deaf-pelosi-finally-speaks-today-after-suicide-attacks-but-what-she-does-is-infuriating-n433224

Say, Madame Speaker, do you know what’s really bad for women’s equality? Abandoning them to the brutal rule of the Taliban.


America The Beautiful

God's creation is all around us. To learn more about Joshua Tree National Park, visit its website here.


Pallets of Cash

By Mike Huckabee

About the one positive thing you can say for Biden’s plan is that at least he didn’t send pallets of American dollars to the Taliban. But apparently, it wasn’t for lack of trying.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/08/biden-tried-send-pallets-cash-taliban-kabul-fell-daniel-greenfield/


This is what a President who's not fit to lead looks like

By Mike Huckabee

Our prediction that President Biden would come out in his late-day press briefing on Thursday and blame everyone but himself turned out to be, sadly, correct.

If you didn’t see it, imagine at the podium the weakest, most feeble, most pathetic excuse for a Commander-in-Chief you can dredge out of the recesses of your mind, and then somehow dial it back even weaker. The real thing was worse than that.

Think I’m exaggerating? The British news organization DAILY MAIL was merciless.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9931085/Joe-Biden-tense-forth-interesting-guy-Steve-Doocy-Fox-News.html

Yes, Biden did blame Trump, again: “I bear responsibility for, fundamentally, all that’s happened of late. But [editorial note: there’s always a “but”] here’s the deal: You know –- I wish that one day, you say these things –- you know as well as I do that [the] former President made a deal with the Taliban that we would get all American forces out of Afghanistan by May 1. In return, the commitment was made, and that was a year before.”

Biden keeps going back to that, when it’s clear to all of us watching that he didn’t have to follow that timetable at all. HE’S our Commander-in-Chief; it's not the head of the Taliban. WE’RE the superpower, not them. WE say when we leave. And President Trump certainly would not have conformed to some arbitrary deadline it if it meant leaving Americans and friends behind. Until now, I’ve always tried to conduct myself with enough class to avoid telling the President of the United States to shut his yap, but Biden is making that extremely difficult for me now.

Here’s the carefully-considered plan President Trump had for leaving Afghanistan that Biden scrapped, simply because it was a remnant of Trump’s administration. Kash Patel, Trump’s chief of staff at the Pentagon, wrote about it for the NEW YORK POST last week, and WESTERN JOURNAL summarizes it here. Highly recommended reading.

https://www.westernjournal.com/remember-trump-saved-americans-afghanistan-biden-said-no/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=empowerconservatives

Biden acknowledged during Thursday’s briefing that Americans would be left behind after August 31. Jen Psaki said later that we would “need to coordinate with the Taliban to get those people to the airport and out of the airport.” That's like "coordinating" with an alligator to help you cross the river.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/26/joe-biden-admits-americans-will-be-left-behind-in-afghanistan-after-withdrawing-troops/

Katie Pavlich has a good commentary on how Biden & Co. are talking about getting those Americans out who are still there after the deadline.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2021/08/26/psaki-after-august-31-us-will-coordinate-with-the-taliban-to-get-americans-out-n2594829

Actually, Biden didn’t blame Trump for EVERYTHING. He blamed his generals for the (incredibly stupid) decision to leave Bagram Air Base before the evacuation. The generals gave him bad advice, so what could he do?

Perhaps most shockingly of all (and I would think criminal), Biden didn’t deny reports that the Taliban were given a helpful list of Americans stranded in the region. To, uh, help them get to the airport? Yeah, that’s the ticket.

https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2021/08/26/jbiden-blames-generals-for-abandoning-bagram-air-base-admin-may-have-given-taliban-a-list-of-stranded-americans/

Clearly, Joe Biden is not fit to lead. The problem is, those around him don’t seem fit to lead, either, and somebody has to. That vacuum of leadership at the top might be the main thing keeping Biden in the Oval Office right now. Last night on Shannon Bream’s FOX NEWS show, Democrat strategist Kevin Walling, when confronted by Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley’s call for Biden’s resignation, said that “this President absolutely has the will to lead,” pointing out that “this weighs heavily on the President’s heart” because he had a son who served in combat. He “has the will to finish this mission out in the next five days.”

Ah, so Biden is still planning to wrap this up in five days? Apparently so.

Walling continued: “Any calls for any kind of resignation or impeachment of him or his team, really, uh, are a distraction from this core mission that he is set to accomplish, uh, in these next couple of days. No one in the wake of 9/11 called for George W. Bush...to resign. This is just party politics, when we need to focus on the mission, supporting the troops on the ground, paying tribute to those lives lost, and supporting this effort in the waning days in Afghanistan.”

Well, if anyone knows about party politics, it’s a Democrat strategist. Okay, Mr. Walling, let’s all focus on the mission now that it’s been botched, support the troops now that they face new and unnecessary dangers, pay tribute to the lives that Biden needlessly put in harm’s way and got killed, and support this effort to dig out of the deep quicksand we’re in, thanks to our feeble-brained Commander-in-Chief.

Also, it doesn’t exactly instill confidence in our President when he reveals he’s been “instructed” to call on reporters from a list his helpful aides have given him. Not kidding.

https://redstate.com/tladuke/2021/08/26/joe-biden-reveals-in-latest-press-conference-he-is-instructed-on-whom-he-can-call-on-n433261

You might be able to tell that I and my research team have completely had it with the “leadership” of this administration –- on many fronts, not just this one –- and we have plenty of company. Thanks to Joe Biden and the people who put him in office, America has lost lives, experienced humiliation around the world, shocked and dismayed our allies, seriously risked our own national security, and now faces critical decisions on how to move forward from this.

Starting off our round-up is Spencer Brown, writing for TOWNHALL, who said, “[Biden’s] failure to successfully or safely bring the United States out of Afghanistan is squarely the fault of President Biden.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2021/08/26/biden-remarks-on-kabul-attacks-n2594821

Paula Bolyard at PJ MEDIA said he “stumbled badly...sounding more defeated and confused than resolute.” The quotes she included really show how incoherent he was at times. She noted the bizarre way in which he linked the loss of his son Beau (who did serve in Iraq but who died of brain cancer) to this situation. It WAS strange.

“Sadly,” she wrote, “we have a Commander-in-Chief who doesn’t seem fully able to grasp the gravity of the situation and the enormity of the disaster he’s wrought.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/paula-bolyard/2021/08/26/biden-finally-addresses-terror-attacks-in-afghanistan-we-will-hunt-you-down-we-will-make-you-pay-n1473233

Nick Arama at RedState.com was unsparing in his description of this slow-motion train derailment.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/08/26/biden-finally-acts-tough-in-emotional-but-empty-speech-gets-nailed-by-peter-doocy-n433248

Earlier in the afternoon, before Biden’s briefing, he had this excellent assessment.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/08/26/joe-biden-is-mia-on-suicide-attacks-now-state-department-is-playing-the-coward-too-n433063

Donald Trump, Jr.’s, tweet after the briefing shows what the world is seeing right now: profound weakness.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/08/26/donald-trump-jr-s-devastating-tweet-sums-up-how-horrible-bidens-address-to-nation-was-n1473244

Finally, I might have saved the best for last. Stephen Kruiser at PJ MEDIA says it all with his headline: “America is now actually the mess Dems pretended it was under Trump.” He tells us that he started writing it a few weeks ago as just a general commentary, before the evacuation of Afghanistan went bad. This new horror took his original point to the tenth power.

https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-kruiser/2021/08/25/america-is-now-actually-the-mess-dems-pretended-it-was-under-trump-n1470737?utm_source=piano&utm_medium=onsite&utm_campaign=582

You know, there aren’t many ideas from California that I give a thumbs-up, too, but in this situation, there’s one I dearly wish we could adopt (but we can’t): “recall election.” Do it over and get it right this time!


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  • Stephen Russell

    08/27/2021 04:22 PM

    Afghan Future:
    Genocide?
    War with ISIS K
    Seed for Ez 38 war

  • Tom StAnton

    08/27/2021 04:21 PM

    Lloyd Austin dod and Mike Milley should be court marshaled IF in fact they backed bidens INSANE plan to abandon kabul the insane way biden wanted! As retired military I am ashamed of them and biden adm!!! They KNEW this would leave americans and afghani friends behind for beheading! Throw the book at them both

  • Sharon Faulkner

    08/27/2021 04:09 PM

    Mike
    Remember the Beirut Barracks Bombing?
    I remember President Reagan coming out slowly, looking at the sea of faces and saying "It happened on my watch. No excuses sir." and turned and walked slowly back to the White House.
    And say what you want during the Iran Hostage Crisis Jimmy Carter maintained his dignity and his guts. Nobody could have done better in that situation. I was proud of him and in that 400 horrible days on the rack he WAS my President.

  • Samuel L. Smith Sr.

    08/27/2021 04:04 PM

    I am sad to say that we have not seen the worst of this yet. I pray to God that I am wrong!
    When I was going through boot camp we two things among many other things, 1) you do not leave your enemy where he can come back and fight you another day, 2) you do not tell your enemy what your plans are. It is "no" surprise that the Taliban took over so fast, they new when we were going to leave and they just sat back and got ready for that. All did was put a plan put together and watch what was going on and when the day came they ready!

  • Larry S Grubbs

    08/27/2021 03:27 PM

    Governor, You have correctly described the political genesis of Mr. Biden - lacking military knowledge, lacking moral conscience, and until 2020 found it a dreadful necessity to convince voters of his humanitarian largess of free meals, free paychecks, free medical care, free education and soo many more gift bags for every voter who believed his utopian lies. What you have neglected are his demonic views of the next election for which every "unidentified American" and Afghan who "might not escape" his death trap will be one less vote against him and his Marxist cadre's, while every horrifying anarchist whom he can entice across our open borders will "pad" his "majority mandate", and right now no one can do a thing to stop his plan.
    Just as he waited patiently in his basement for all the "necessary" arrangements and precautions to be set in place, he now waits for media and big tech to silence all criticism.
    I urge you to articulate this more likely reality to all would-be "democratic" candidates who now blindly conform to the production of the world's greatest horror show since the Roman emperors of Caligula, Nero, etc.
    Americans really do still have a choice to side with the Almighty Power of "The One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

  • Vernon Thompson

    08/27/2021 03:19 PM

    Maybe Commander-In-Chief Bozo could prevail on his old nemesis Corn Pop who could go get the bad old ISIS guys?

  • Linda Wolfe

    08/27/2021 03:17 PM

    Loco Joe DID NOT WIN THE ELECTION ! HE IS NOT , NOR WILL HE EVER BE MY PRESIDENT. President Trump won the election. Mike Lindell has absolute proof. You cannot tell me that people in their right mind would vote for a man who has dementia. IT IS TIME FOR THE MILITARY TO ROUND UP ALL THE PEOPLE WHO COMMITTED TREASON, TAKE THEM TO GITMO, GIVE THEM A FAIR TRIAL AND HANG EVERY BLASTED ONE OF THEM !!

  • Arthur Windsor

    08/27/2021 03:05 PM

    Getting Rid of Biden will change NOTHING - the same people will still be running things, the same inept, incompetent corrupt administration and bureaucrats will still be in place and the woke, politically correct civilian and military "leaders" will still be in charge - to effect any change the entire "Biden" administration must be replaced!!!

  • Kerry Kraemer

    08/27/2021 02:58 PM

    Some of the worst realities of the Afghanistan story are that there so many good and honest people there who trusted the U S A. In a climate of hate where the price of life differs so much from life here. The nature of the betrayal is that it was totally unnecessary. Its like a play where the script is changed right before the performance... every one expects a pleasant orderly outcome but the show does nothing but confuse..
    Anyone could have predicted an event like this happening to an administration that got elected by cheating with the collection of reprobates it assembled and gave control of the affairs of state, the border crisis was almost passive in comparison to the taliban , the more this pattern evolves the intensity of the poignancy increases exponentially. There is no getting around that the corruption in that the various goverment agencies have been the starting point for all of this. Biden is soft, meaning he cares for his own comfort over the well being of any one or any thing. If his life was on the line do you think he'd have a rational avenue of escape based on the example of his present behavior.

    It is an example of what not to do.

  • Floyd A Unger

    08/27/2021 02:41 PM

    Thank you. Great report by you on what seems like the end of our country. Col Allard’s post as well as the one from the New York Post were absolutely right on the money. I nearly broke down in tears and despair when Biden made his boneless phony incredible threat. It was the final “I give up”.

August 27, 2021
|

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

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Psalm 118:24
  • ICYMI: New Podcast Episode
  • Setting The Conditions Of Failure, By Kenneth Allard
  • America The Beautiful
  • The Deadliest Day
  • Taliban rule
  • Pallets of cash
  • This is what a President who's not fit to lead looks like

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24


ICYMI: My Latest Podcast Episode

By Mike Huckabee

Very honored to get perspective of Congressman Michael Waltz as he served in Afghanistan and was 1st Green Beret to ever serve in Congress.

TO LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE, GO HERE>>>


Setting The Conditions Of Failure

By Kenneth Allard

Note: Col. Ken Allard, USA (Ret.) is a former Cold War intelligence officer, West Point faculty member and Dean of the National War College. He also served for ten years as an on-air military analyst for NBC News.

My heart aches for the 12 Marines and one Navy corpsman killed yesterday in Kabul. Even more for their 13 families awaiting that life-changing visit from serving officers in dress uniforms; bringing the official notification that their loved one gave his life carrying out a noble but badly flawed mission. But there is something especially tragic about Marines engaged in a mercy mission, pitilessly targeted by suicide bombers committing war crimes under the guise of religious obligation.

General Jim Mattis is most closely identified with the slogan, “No better friend, no worse enemy” to describe the marine’s warrior ethos. An alite force of naval infantry, marines deploy on the toughest missions: to seize an island, to assault a beach-head - or to rectify an impossible situation created by a singularly inept president. Sadly, that was the situation in which these hapless marines found themselves: guarding the over-crowded cul-de-sac where the truly desperate scrambled madly for escape. Making these uncertainties infinitely worse was that baseline security was supposedly provided by the Taliban, our sworn enemies since 9-11.

How had it come to this? From the commander-in-chief on down through the entire chain-of-command, effective performance depends on many factors but this above all: Has this admiral or general, commander or colonel set the conditions that will ensure the deployed forces have their greatest chance of success? That unforgiving calculus begins at the service academies, continues through the staff colleges and identifies the elites who attend the war colleges and ultimately fill command billets. Regardless of service, these flag officers have learned to construct forces best geared to prevail in their missions, balancing its components on air, land and sea. An equally important question: What forces will flow to the theater of operations and in which order? And when Murphy’s Law always kicks in, what will you do about it?

Unfortunately, we live in an age of rampant military illiteracy where less than half of one percent of all Americans ever serve in uniform. Military history is an unknown subject in most colleges and may permanently disqualify you from applying for journalism school. Joe Biden embodies that legacy of ignorance, made even worse by his 50 years of service as a legislator. Compromising values is a routine legislative strategy where the most fundamental differences are routinely split down the middle. With that training, Biden always sounds like a pandering poseur when he threatens to use military force. Like yesterday, when according to The Federalist, he swore, “Those who carried out this attack and anyone who wishes America harm know this, we will not forgive…We will not forget. We will hunt you down to make you pay. I will defend our interests and our people with every measure at my command.” Think our enemies believed him, that their sandals trembled at the fearsome prospect of having annoyed the ferocious Joe Biden? Nope, I don’t either.

The munchkins surrounding him went out of their way to assure Americans that now is not the time for recriminations, that our entire focus must be on de-constructing the artful trap which Biden willfully engineered. While Kabul suffers agonies, Washington endlessly dissembles. To hear Biden tell it, they deliberately bypassed the Bagram air base - one of the biggest in the region - because Kabul’s sole airstrip was closer and more convenient. Seriously, fellas? That they reversed the natural order of operations, removing the bulk of American combat power while leaving the teeming multitudes for last? In what war college do they teach that concept? Even worse: The Daily Wire reported on Wednesday that the US is leaving behind for Taliban use some 70,000 vehicles, 600,000 vehicles and 208 aircraft. The article by Joseph Curl quoted one authority, “We built them a pretty amazing war chest and now all of it is in the hands of the Taliban.” Bottom Line: Biden set the conditions for failure, not success.

His presidential ineptitude may have its greatest effect when our enemies test our open southern border, now stripped of all its defenses. When they do, remember that the 2020 electoral defeat of Donald Trump will cast an even larger shadow in American history than the looming towers of 9-11.


The Deadliest Day

By Mike Huckabee

Thursday was the deadliest day for US troops in Afghanistan since 2011, as a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport killed 13 US service members and more than 90 Afghans. Until President Biden implemented his plan to remove our troops from harm’s way, we had lost only one service member in the past 18 months.

Here’s a link to Fox News’ regular updates on this story, which are coming too quickly for us to keep up with in our newsletter:

https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/afghanistan-news-kabul-airport-taliban-biden

Biden gave a press conference following the tragic bombing. You’ll find a full write-up of that elsewhere in our newsletter/website, as well as a guest editorial on the topic by Ken Allard.


Taliban rule

By Mike Huckabee

News also came that the new “moderate” Taliban has ordered that music be banned in Afghanistan. I wonder how all the rich liberal music stars who worked so hard and donated so much to elect Joe Biden are feeling now.

But the lifetime achievement award for cluelessness has to go to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who ignored the tragic attack in Kabul and instead tweeted about “Women’s Equality Day,” joked with reporters and repeated one of her favorite lies about Republicans engaging in “voter suppression” by passing basic election integrity laws.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/08/26/tone-deaf-pelosi-finally-speaks-today-after-suicide-attacks-but-what-she-does-is-infuriating-n433224

Say, Madame Speaker, do you know what’s really bad for women’s equality? Abandoning them to the brutal rule of the Taliban.


America The Beautiful

God's creation is all around us. To learn more about Joshua Tree National Park, visit its website here.


Pallets of Cash

By Mike Huckabee

About the one positive thing you can say for Biden’s plan is that at least he didn’t send pallets of American dollars to the Taliban. But apparently, it wasn’t for lack of trying.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/08/biden-tried-send-pallets-cash-taliban-kabul-fell-daniel-greenfield/


This is what a President who's not fit to lead looks like

By Mike Huckabee

Our prediction that President Biden would come out in his late-day press briefing on Thursday and blame everyone but himself turned out to be, sadly, correct.

If you didn’t see it, imagine at the podium the weakest, most feeble, most pathetic excuse for a Commander-in-Chief you can dredge out of the recesses of your mind, and then somehow dial it back even weaker. The real thing was worse than that.

Think I’m exaggerating? The British news organization DAILY MAIL was merciless.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9931085/Joe-Biden-tense-forth-interesting-guy-Steve-Doocy-Fox-News.html

Yes, Biden did blame Trump, again: “I bear responsibility for, fundamentally, all that’s happened of late. But [editorial note: there’s always a “but”] here’s the deal: You know –- I wish that one day, you say these things –- you know as well as I do that [the] former President made a deal with the Taliban that we would get all American forces out of Afghanistan by May 1. In return, the commitment was made, and that was a year before.”

Biden keeps going back to that, when it’s clear to all of us watching that he didn’t have to follow that timetable at all. HE’S our Commander-in-Chief; it's not the head of the Taliban. WE’RE the superpower, not them. WE say when we leave. And President Trump certainly would not have conformed to some arbitrary deadline it if it meant leaving Americans and friends behind. Until now, I’ve always tried to conduct myself with enough class to avoid telling the President of the United States to shut his yap, but Biden is making that extremely difficult for me now.

Here’s the carefully-considered plan President Trump had for leaving Afghanistan that Biden scrapped, simply because it was a remnant of Trump’s administration. Kash Patel, Trump’s chief of staff at the Pentagon, wrote about it for the NEW YORK POST last week, and WESTERN JOURNAL summarizes it here. Highly recommended reading.

https://www.westernjournal.com/remember-trump-saved-americans-afghanistan-biden-said-no/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=empowerconservatives

Biden acknowledged during Thursday’s briefing that Americans would be left behind after August 31. Jen Psaki said later that we would “need to coordinate with the Taliban to get those people to the airport and out of the airport.” That's like "coordinating" with an alligator to help you cross the river.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/26/joe-biden-admits-americans-will-be-left-behind-in-afghanistan-after-withdrawing-troops/

Katie Pavlich has a good commentary on how Biden & Co. are talking about getting those Americans out who are still there after the deadline.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2021/08/26/psaki-after-august-31-us-will-coordinate-with-the-taliban-to-get-americans-out-n2594829

Actually, Biden didn’t blame Trump for EVERYTHING. He blamed his generals for the (incredibly stupid) decision to leave Bagram Air Base before the evacuation. The generals gave him bad advice, so what could he do?

Perhaps most shockingly of all (and I would think criminal), Biden didn’t deny reports that the Taliban were given a helpful list of Americans stranded in the region. To, uh, help them get to the airport? Yeah, that’s the ticket.

https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2021/08/26/jbiden-blames-generals-for-abandoning-bagram-air-base-admin-may-have-given-taliban-a-list-of-stranded-americans/

Clearly, Joe Biden is not fit to lead. The problem is, those around him don’t seem fit to lead, either, and somebody has to. That vacuum of leadership at the top might be the main thing keeping Biden in the Oval Office right now. Last night on Shannon Bream’s FOX NEWS show, Democrat strategist Kevin Walling, when confronted by Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley’s call for Biden’s resignation, said that “this President absolutely has the will to lead,” pointing out that “this weighs heavily on the President’s heart” because he had a son who served in combat. He “has the will to finish this mission out in the next five days.”

Ah, so Biden is still planning to wrap this up in five days? Apparently so.

Walling continued: “Any calls for any kind of resignation or impeachment of him or his team, really, uh, are a distraction from this core mission that he is set to accomplish, uh, in these next couple of days. No one in the wake of 9/11 called for George W. Bush...to resign. This is just party politics, when we need to focus on the mission, supporting the troops on the ground, paying tribute to those lives lost, and supporting this effort in the waning days in Afghanistan.”

Well, if anyone knows about party politics, it’s a Democrat strategist. Okay, Mr. Walling, let’s all focus on the mission now that it’s been botched, support the troops now that they face new and unnecessary dangers, pay tribute to the lives that Biden needlessly put in harm’s way and got killed, and support this effort to dig out of the deep quicksand we’re in, thanks to our feeble-brained Commander-in-Chief.

Also, it doesn’t exactly instill confidence in our President when he reveals he’s been “instructed” to call on reporters from a list his helpful aides have given him. Not kidding.

https://redstate.com/tladuke/2021/08/26/joe-biden-reveals-in-latest-press-conference-he-is-instructed-on-whom-he-can-call-on-n433261

You might be able to tell that I and my research team have completely had it with the “leadership” of this administration –- on many fronts, not just this one –- and we have plenty of company. Thanks to Joe Biden and the people who put him in office, America has lost lives, experienced humiliation around the world, shocked and dismayed our allies, seriously risked our own national security, and now faces critical decisions on how to move forward from this.

Starting off our round-up is Spencer Brown, writing for TOWNHALL, who said, “[Biden’s] failure to successfully or safely bring the United States out of Afghanistan is squarely the fault of President Biden.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2021/08/26/biden-remarks-on-kabul-attacks-n2594821

Paula Bolyard at PJ MEDIA said he “stumbled badly...sounding more defeated and confused than resolute.” The quotes she included really show how incoherent he was at times. She noted the bizarre way in which he linked the loss of his son Beau (who did serve in Iraq but who died of brain cancer) to this situation. It WAS strange.

“Sadly,” she wrote, “we have a Commander-in-Chief who doesn’t seem fully able to grasp the gravity of the situation and the enormity of the disaster he’s wrought.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/paula-bolyard/2021/08/26/biden-finally-addresses-terror-attacks-in-afghanistan-we-will-hunt-you-down-we-will-make-you-pay-n1473233

Nick Arama at RedState.com was unsparing in his description of this slow-motion train derailment.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/08/26/biden-finally-acts-tough-in-emotional-but-empty-speech-gets-nailed-by-peter-doocy-n433248

Earlier in the afternoon, before Biden’s briefing, he had this excellent assessment.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/08/26/joe-biden-is-mia-on-suicide-attacks-now-state-department-is-playing-the-coward-too-n433063

Donald Trump, Jr.’s, tweet after the briefing shows what the world is seeing right now: profound weakness.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/08/26/donald-trump-jr-s-devastating-tweet-sums-up-how-horrible-bidens-address-to-nation-was-n1473244

Finally, I might have saved the best for last. Stephen Kruiser at PJ MEDIA says it all with his headline: “America is now actually the mess Dems pretended it was under Trump.” He tells us that he started writing it a few weeks ago as just a general commentary, before the evacuation of Afghanistan went bad. This new horror took his original point to the tenth power.

https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-kruiser/2021/08/25/america-is-now-actually-the-mess-dems-pretended-it-was-under-trump-n1470737?utm_source=piano&utm_medium=onsite&utm_campaign=582

You know, there aren’t many ideas from California that I give a thumbs-up, too, but in this situation, there’s one I dearly wish we could adopt (but we can’t): “recall election.” Do it over and get it right this time!


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  • Stephen Russell

    08/27/2021 04:22 PM

    Afghan Future:
    Genocide?
    War with ISIS K
    Seed for Ez 38 war

  • Tom StAnton

    08/27/2021 04:21 PM

    Lloyd Austin dod and Mike Milley should be court marshaled IF in fact they backed bidens INSANE plan to abandon kabul the insane way biden wanted! As retired military I am ashamed of them and biden adm!!! They KNEW this would leave americans and afghani friends behind for beheading! Throw the book at them both

  • Sharon Faulkner

    08/27/2021 04:09 PM

    Mike
    Remember the Beirut Barracks Bombing?
    I remember President Reagan coming out slowly, looking at the sea of faces and saying "It happened on my watch. No excuses sir." and turned and walked slowly back to the White House.
    And say what you want during the Iran Hostage Crisis Jimmy Carter maintained his dignity and his guts. Nobody could have done better in that situation. I was proud of him and in that 400 horrible days on the rack he WAS my President.

  • Samuel L. Smith Sr.

    08/27/2021 04:04 PM

    I am sad to say that we have not seen the worst of this yet. I pray to God that I am wrong!
    When I was going through boot camp we two things among many other things, 1) you do not leave your enemy where he can come back and fight you another day, 2) you do not tell your enemy what your plans are. It is "no" surprise that the Taliban took over so fast, they new when we were going to leave and they just sat back and got ready for that. All did was put a plan put together and watch what was going on and when the day came they ready!

  • Larry S Grubbs

    08/27/2021 03:27 PM

    Governor, You have correctly described the political genesis of Mr. Biden - lacking military knowledge, lacking moral conscience, and until 2020 found it a dreadful necessity to convince voters of his humanitarian largess of free meals, free paychecks, free medical care, free education and soo many more gift bags for every voter who believed his utopian lies. What you have neglected are his demonic views of the next election for which every "unidentified American" and Afghan who "might not escape" his death trap will be one less vote against him and his Marxist cadre's, while every horrifying anarchist whom he can entice across our open borders will "pad" his "majority mandate", and right now no one can do a thing to stop his plan.
    Just as he waited patiently in his basement for all the "necessary" arrangements and precautions to be set in place, he now waits for media and big tech to silence all criticism.
    I urge you to articulate this more likely reality to all would-be "democratic" candidates who now blindly conform to the production of the world's greatest horror show since the Roman emperors of Caligula, Nero, etc.
    Americans really do still have a choice to side with the Almighty Power of "The One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

  • Vernon Thompson

    08/27/2021 03:19 PM

    Maybe Commander-In-Chief Bozo could prevail on his old nemesis Corn Pop who could go get the bad old ISIS guys?

  • Linda Wolfe

    08/27/2021 03:17 PM

    Loco Joe DID NOT WIN THE ELECTION ! HE IS NOT , NOR WILL HE EVER BE MY PRESIDENT. President Trump won the election. Mike Lindell has absolute proof. You cannot tell me that people in their right mind would vote for a man who has dementia. IT IS TIME FOR THE MILITARY TO ROUND UP ALL THE PEOPLE WHO COMMITTED TREASON, TAKE THEM TO GITMO, GIVE THEM A FAIR TRIAL AND HANG EVERY BLASTED ONE OF THEM !!

  • Arthur Windsor

    08/27/2021 03:05 PM

    Getting Rid of Biden will change NOTHING - the same people will still be running things, the same inept, incompetent corrupt administration and bureaucrats will still be in place and the woke, politically correct civilian and military "leaders" will still be in charge - to effect any change the entire "Biden" administration must be replaced!!!

  • Kerry Kraemer

    08/27/2021 02:58 PM

    Some of the worst realities of the Afghanistan story are that there so many good and honest people there who trusted the U S A. In a climate of hate where the price of life differs so much from life here. The nature of the betrayal is that it was totally unnecessary. Its like a play where the script is changed right before the performance... every one expects a pleasant orderly outcome but the show does nothing but confuse..
    Anyone could have predicted an event like this happening to an administration that got elected by cheating with the collection of reprobates it assembled and gave control of the affairs of state, the border crisis was almost passive in comparison to the taliban , the more this pattern evolves the intensity of the poignancy increases exponentially. There is no getting around that the corruption in that the various goverment agencies have been the starting point for all of this. Biden is soft, meaning he cares for his own comfort over the well being of any one or any thing. If his life was on the line do you think he'd have a rational avenue of escape based on the example of his present behavior.

    It is an example of what not to do.

  • Floyd A Unger

    08/27/2021 02:41 PM

    Thank you. Great report by you on what seems like the end of our country. Col Allard’s post as well as the one from the New York Post were absolutely right on the money. I nearly broke down in tears and despair when Biden made his boneless phony incredible threat. It was the final “I give up”.