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August 26, 2021

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

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Matthew 7:7
  • UPDATE: If you thought Afghanistan couldn't get any worse...
  • Watch This
  • Good: This Group Is Ignoring President Biden
  • COVID Paranoia
  • Reason #9,347 Why The UN Is Useless
  • Jimmy Carter v. Joe Biden
  • Identity Confirmed


Mike Huckabee


7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Matthew 7:7

UPDATE: If you thought Afghanistan couldn't get any worse...

By Mike Huckabee

We had hoped to bring you updates from the White House and State Department this afternoon --- not that we trust anything they say, but we’d wanted to be able to report it --- but they’ve essentially gone silent. Their update earlier today was that there was no update. I am not kidding.

But we do know that the situation keeps changing, hour by hour, and that it just keeps getting more grave. At the time of this writing, we can confirm that there two bombs were detonated. According to initial reports, four U.S. Marines were killed, but the death toll is now up to at least a dozen service members.

The suicide-bomb explosion closest to the airport entrance is described as a “complex attack.” The other explosion was outside the Baron Hotel, where Americans, Britons and Afghans had been told to gather in recent days in order to be evacuated. The only thing we’ve heard from the White House at this writing is that the President “has been briefed.” For more details on this poor excuse for an “evacuation,” here’s an excellent report.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby did come out at 3PM Eastern Time to read a prepared statement and then take questions. He said they think there are “about a thousand” American citizens still in Afghanistan. He maintained that some of them do not want to leave. (!!!) He said they’ve screened “over 104,000 people.” He expressed pride in the actions of our service members and coalition partners and acknowledged that some evacuees have experienced “profound suffering.” In answer to a question, he said that, yes, they anticipated more attacks, perhaps rocket attacks. (Sure enough, later in the afternoon there were reports of another explosion.)

(We pause for this editorial comment: Hey, I thought the Taliban said they wouldn’t attack before the August 31 deadline! Does this mean they LIED? Ah, but, in breaking news, the attacks have been attributed not to the Taliban per se but to ISIS “K,” although this looks to us like a distinction without a difference.)

A bipartisan group of legislators has called on President Biden to extend his August 31 deadline to pull out U.S. forces. An excerpt from their statement: “As Democrats and Republicans, we stand united in our commitment to protecting U.S. citizens, diplomats, intelligence officers, and our foreign partners who are currently attempting to flee Afghanistan.” We’ll see if there’s any response to this from the White House, or if the President is just going to abandon all those people just to be able to say he obeyed the Taliban’s order.

In another update just before our deadline, a reported 60 people have been killed in these bombings, including children.

Also, the White House announced mid-afternoon that our esteemed Commander-in-Chief will make an appearance later in the day, in which he will blame everyone but himself for this travesty. I made that last part up, but that's our prediction. We’ll have an analysis of that and full updates in our Friday morning newsletter.

In the meantime, our Thursday report wouldn’t be complete without this: Taliban fighters joyriding in a Black Hawk helicopter. Just a little something they picked up at Kandahar Airport.

Video appears to show Taliban taking joyride in US Black Hawk helicopter

Watch This

By Mike Huckabee

If you haven’t yet seen the new ad about President Biden put out by former President Trump’s organization Save America, watch it here. Even if you have seen it, watch it again and share it with everyone you know.

Good: This Group Is Ignoring President Biden

By Mike Huckabee

It may be too little too late to help everyone, but prayers for the brave CIA members and remaining troops in Afghanistan who are doing what everyone in the White House and Pentagon should have done: they’re ignoring President Biden and launching clandestine operations to rescue and evacuate Americans that he would apparently leave to the mercy of the Taliban.

COVID Paranoia

By Mike Huckabee

Just when you thought freedom-infringing COVID paranoia couldn’t get any more over-the-top, a high school in Washington State said, “Hold muh beer and watch this!” Parents’ reaction was so negative, they quickly backtracked, proving once again that making your voices heard works.

There is no question that COVID-19 can be deadly, particularly to certain demographics, and that we need to be concerned about the variants. However, this hysterical fear that’s causing some people to want to live the rest of their lives like “The Boy in the Bubble” (Google it) is not supported by facts. To give you a better handle on the actual relative dangers of COVID, here’s an article by Dr. Thomas T. Siler at American Thinker that tallies up the current stats. It might help reassure you that the world is not coming to an end.

Reason #9,347 Why The UN Is Useless

By Mike Huckabee

It’s entirely possible that if the Taliban forms a functioning Afghanistan government, they’ll get a seat on the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women. These are men who believe that women have only two statuses: property or corpse.

Jimmy Carter v. Joe Biden

By Pat Reeder

Tom Rogan at the Washington Examiner argues that it may be time to reassess Jimmy Carter’s handling of the Iran hostage crisis. Facing far fewer options and with less leverage than Biden has with the Taliban, Carter launched a rescue mission. It may have failed, but at least he did try to rescue the Americans. In retrospect, Biden is making Carter look like a national hero.

Identity Confirmed

By Mike Huckabee

It’s been rumored for months in conservative media that the Capitol Hill cop who shot unarmed protester Ashli Babbitt to death (and was cleared of all wrongdoing) was Lt. Michael Leroy Byrd, who has a record of mishandling firearms. That has now been confirmed after Byrd reportedly gave an interview that will air on NBC.

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