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August 27, 2021

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 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.

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.”

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.”

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

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

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

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.

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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  • RJ McLain

    08/29/2021 09:28 PM

    My TV turned off on you. Your relative, the late Sen. McCain sent me a private email string detailing all the faults of the Reagan CIA, how they set up jihadist camps and caused this situation. This battle has been ongoing for 20 yrs and all came about by GOP. Then we have GOP and 911, then we have GOP Covid. The nation is always left in shambles by GOP, always.

    Pres. Biden did not arrive with a porn hooker on his back. The spiritual company he keeps is well-known for affairs, the A-listers, public knowledge.

    How other nations feel about our exit in Afghanistan, I don't see any of them contributing toward the bill of policing that nation.

    What happened in the former media dept there cost me $2.5m for Ms. Adorable to follow me and enrich the GOP off my life.

    Goodbye, Mr. Huckabee, sometimes entertaining. The company you keep is not moral, not honest, no longer of interest. Let's look back at the record, it speaks for itself.

  • Glenn Andes

    08/29/2021 09:27 PM

    Amen! Thanks for your well-written article, Mike!

  • Jim L

    08/28/2021 10:45 PM

    Gov Huckabee,
    With so much going on these days, and with all the stories going around, I wanted to ask you something that has been in my mind for some time.
    There's been a lot of talk about 25th Amendment that the Democrats were looking into under the belief that they were going to do something with Trump. Well, I believe that all of this stuff is a well planned tactic that the Dems had in their arsenals for the one they put in office. If you look at it, Biden is just a puppet for them to control, and use him as a scape goat when everything they have planned falls into place.
    I've heard the many stories floating around like, Obama said that Biden was not fit to make decisions, Obama likes Kamala, this administration is Obama's third term, this is Obama 2.0, and the list goes on.
    I believe that Obama is one of the main characters that is leading everything that Biden does and says. I also believe that Obama is another one who hates America just like Antifa. I also believe that some day we will all know that he really is NOT a US Citizen, and if that is true, all of America will have egg on their face.
    Anyway, this is my question.
    If the Dems take out Biden under the 25th amendment, and Kamala takes over as President, does she then select a Vice President? And if so, is there anything that stops her from selecting Obama as Vice ?
    I know there are term limits for Presidents, but is there anything that would stop her from selecting a former president?
    Jim L

  • Barbara Waller

    08/28/2021 10:25 PM

    On your article "Pallets of Cash?" Biden didn't have to send pallets of cash to The Taliban. He left a more expensive legacy there: loads of weapons, aircraft, vehicles, night binoculars & who knows what else? Pitiful!! If he truly loves America, he should for all of our sakes, RESIGN THE PRESIDENCY!!!!!! Respectfully, Barbara Waller, Salisbury, NC

  • jack macdonald

    08/28/2021 03:42 PM

    Mike, while O'Biden didn't send billions of cash to the enemy, he managed to emulate his former boss by donating 83 billion dollars of hi tech military hardware which might be considered an even worse blunder. We haven't heard much about Biden's presidential prowess from the 81 million who allegedly voted for him.

  • Jay Johnson

    08/28/2021 10:40 AM

    I told a friend the other day that from the border crisis to energy dependence to the economy to now this debacle in Afghanistan no one could mess up this badly unless they were utterly inept or it was done on purpose. My money is on the latter. I also believe this is why the Democrats are trying so very hard to pass a likely unconstitutional voting national voting rights bill. They have to, it may be the only way they stay in office.

  • Janice Short

    08/28/2021 10:22 AM

    I wish everyone would stop calling him President biden. He is NOT president. He doesn't look, act or lead as a president. I don't even capitalize his name nor harris. I have zero respect for anyone in this administration.
    MAGA!!! President Trump!!!

  • Marvin Lewis White

    08/28/2021 09:54 AM

    Joe and Jill went up to the Hill
    To beg them for one Trillion
    But Joe's mind was shot
    And He forgot the plot
    And Hunter only got one billion.
    Marvin L. White, USNavy, retired

  • JC Holland

    08/28/2021 07:53 AM

    We can go down 7 levels of Impeachment and all of them will do the same thing Biden is doing.
    Soros controls them all. How about getting your team to investigate that.

  • Kay L. Meyer

    08/28/2021 05:22 AM

    Mike, did the Tallaban allow the suicide bombers into the airport? If so, why isn't the media telling us this?