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August 30, 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 - Matthew 28:18
  • Biden State Dept. refuses Americans at Kabul airport
  • Pray for the Gulf Coast
  • America Deserves Better Than This
  • One Day Left
  • America The Beautiful
  • Biden's Bad Choices
  • Biden sinks to new low

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”

Matthew 28:18


Biden State Dept. refuses Americans at Kabul airport

By Mike Huckabee

Of all the disturbing and heartbreaking stories coming out of Afghanistan this weekend, this might be the most infuriating of all.

Two highly trusted sources, investigative reporter Lara Logan and Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who lost an eye in an IED explosion in Afghanistan, are independently reporting that over the past few days, Americans have been turned away from entering the Kabul airport. Logan tweeted this on Saturday: “Most Americans don’t understand what’s happening in Kabul – been on this all night with no end. US citizens are fighting through enemy lines to get to the airport. When they show their blue passport to 82nd [Airborne] soldiers at the gate, many are turned away and sent back to the Taliban.”

Later, she tweeted, “All that stands between these Americans and safety/home is the US govt and military.”

President Biden had supposedly sent the 82nd Airborne to Kabul to facilitate the mass evacuation. What in blazes is going on there?

Dan Crenshaw tweeted, “America, all you need to know is this: Biden is not letting US citizens through the airport gates. It has been impossible to get anyone through for the past 24 hours. This administration has been lying about their intent to save Americans. Unforgivable.”

Also unexplainable, in a sane world with a sane Commander-in-Chief. But that’s not what we have.

Weirdly, the Biden White House is also trying to say that ISIS-K is the enemy, not so much the Taliban. One Green Beret and others in a position to know report that they’re really one and the same. I was on the same track a few days ago when I called this “a distinction without a difference.”

Bryan Preston at PJ MEDIA wrote at greater length about this.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bryan-preston/2021/08/29/dan-crenshaw-lara-logan-bring-the-most-disturbing-reports-out-of-the-kabul-airport-yet-n1473930

We don’t know how many Americans are stranded in Afghanistan. Some reports have said 350, but it could be thousands more. The Biden administration says it’s evacuated “thousands,” but it never says how many of these are Americans.

The State Department, officially in charge of the evacuation effort, apparently is not helping. If soldiers are turning away Americans, it is on their order, not the Pentagon’s. Texas Rep. Ronny Johnson tweeted this on Saturday: “I am furious!! My team has been on the phone all day trying to get AMERICAN CITIZENS out. They have been just outside the airport numerous times, but the State Department WILL NOT help them.”

Congress won’t be looking into this anytime soon. Speaker Pelosi has adjourned them.

American citizens aren’t the only ones being turned away at the airport gates. As reported in THE NEW YORK TIMES, students and alumni from the American University of Afghanistan were, too. This came after about 600 of them had gathered at a safe house and boarded buses to take them, they thought, to freedom. After waiting for several hours, they were told that evacuations had been called off. An email told them to return home. (“Home”?) Because the U.S. troop deadline for evacuation is August 31, it said, the U.S. military was turning from evacuating civilians to getting its own personnel out.

Think that’s bad? Oh, it’s much worse. They're terrified for their lives now, as they also also learned the U.S. military, “following protocol,” had shared a list of their names and passport information with the Taliban who were guarding the airport checkpoints. Their identities are now known, and there's no way to evacuate.

The Taliban have already taken over the American University campus. The staff got out in time and are now safely in Doha. The president of the school says they’re committed to “ensuring all students would finish their degrees remotely.”

Well, isn’t that nice. And how are these students going to be receiving their degrees? Posthumously?

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/08/29/world/afghanistan-live-news-updates#american-university-of-kabul-students-and-alumni-trying-to-flee-were-sent-home

Brad Slager at RedState.com has an excellent commentary on the total incompetence surrounding the withdrawal.

https://redstate.com/bradslager/2021/08/29/no-aspect-of-bidens-afghanistan-fiasco-was-handled-with-competence-n434910

Reading this, though, I have to wonder: Is this level of incompetence due to Biden’s lack of cognitive faculties, leading him to be fatally singleminded and stubborn about his arbitrary pull-out date, or is he actually an all-out traitor to his country? If he were the latter, what would he be doing differently? The one other possibility is that he is so monumentally stupid that...well, I have to wonder if even Joe Biden is THAT monumentally stupid.

It gets even crazier: As Nick Arama at RedState reports, at a time when military aircraft are at such a premium that commercial jets are being called into service, President Biden approved the use of a military plane by Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to fly last Monday to a nonessential diplomatic summit in Ukraine. Why the frivolous waste of a military craft when it was so badly needed for the evacuation? This makes about as much sense as anything else going on right now.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/08/29/biden-diverted-military-jet-away-for-outrageous-reason-in-middle-of-kabul-evacuation-n434949

Also, recall the Marine officer who was relived of duty within hours of criticizing military leaders for the deaths of 13 service members last week? Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller had tweeted: “I have been fighting for 17 years. I am willing to throw it all way to say to my senior leaders, I demand accountability.” In case you missed that story, here’s a review.

https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2021/08/29/marine-officer-relieved-of-duty-for-slamming-leaders-over-afghanistan-debacle-issues-blistering-warning-n434835

Scheller has given an interview with the NEW YORK POST. They also spoke to his dad, who proudly called him “a Marine’s Marine.” Here’s the link; highly recommended reading.

https://nypost.com/2021/08/28/marines-praise-lt-colonel-fired-for-slamming-afghan-exit/

Although we praise Scheller to the skies for having the courage to do what even Biden’s generals couldn’t do but should have, we do have one small quibble with something he said, relating to the age of his superiors. “The baby boomer’s turn is over,” he told the POST. “I demand accountability, at all levels. If we don’t get it, I’m bringing it.”

Speaking as a baby boomer, I would say that most Americans my age are appalled at what is transpiring and want to “bring it,” too. Much of my readership, including many veterans, would be considered part of the “baby boomer” generation, and we are just as horrified as he is and also demand accountability. I would not be surprised if some of those officials, say, from the State Department, giving orders behind the scenes are closer to his age.

That said, Scheller, who received a Combat V for Valor and a Bronze Star, has exhibited perhaps an even rarer form of bravery by standing up to his superiors when such action was badly needed. He’s a hero for daring to say that the U.S. should never have abandoned the strategic Bagram Air Base. Some of his fellow officers, even though they were supportive, have urged him to take his video down. But over 30,000, some of whom served under him, have liked and commented on it.

Saturday, Michael Goodwin in THE NEW YORK POST asked the question, “What if Biden and his administration really are every bit as bad as they look?

https://nypost.com/2021/08/28/in-the-midst-of-a-white-house-breakdown-goodwin/

Finally, in her grief, the mother of one of the Marines killed at the airport checkpoint has spoken out. We’ll just let her tell you in her own words what she thinks of the current Commander-in-Chief.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9936483/Biden-flies-Dover-Air-Force-Base-receive-remains-13-American-troops-killed-Kabul-attack.html


Pray for the Gulf Coast

By Mike Huckabee

Please pray for all of those in the path of Hurricane Ida, which slammed into the Gulf Coast Sunday, eerily enough on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Ida made landfall as a historic category 4 hurricane (Katrina was a category 3.) As of this morning, it had been downgraded to a tropical storm, but it left a wide swath of devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. At least one person is known dead and 113,000 people in Mississippi and over a million in Louisiana are without electricity, including all of New Orleans. Rescue teams are searching for people who are endangered by flooding.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/hurricane-ida-least-1-dead-million-louisiana-without-power-biden-issues-emergency-order


America Deserves Better Than This

By Mike Huckabee

With Americans stranded in Afghanistan, the credibility of the United States is shredded by our inept exit there. And now we’ve suffered the worst loss of American military personnel in 11 years and the first casualty in Afghanistan since Feb of 2020. It is so bungled that the British Parliament did something it had never in its history done—it voted to censure the President of the United States. Think about that. Joe Biden has continued to pretend world leaders are standing with him, but not one world leader has said a public positive word. In fact, it’s been the opposite. The Germans have said that Biden has virtually destroyed NATO, the French—yes the FRENCH—have lectured us about “moral responsibility” to the people being held hostage there by the Taliban terrorists. Even the Belgians have condemned the way this mess has been handled.

And how has President Biden responded? By stepping to a microphone, screaming into the teleprompter words someone else wrote and he has trouble reading, boasting about Democrats going on a wild shopping spree with your tax dollars to spend 3.5 TRILLION dollars on give-a-ways to try and buy some more voters. It’s clear Joe Biden wants to talk about his domestic agenda so we won’t pay attention to the collapse in Afghanistan. We’re not about to forget about those Americans stranded in Kabul, but I’ll oblige him and talk about his equally disastrous domestic plan.

He insists that we keep paying people to not work and indefinitely extending unemployment benefits to people who refuse to take one of the jobs being offered by desperate employers who are having to close restaurants, lumber mills, and construction sites. As long as Uncle Joe will pay people more money to get up at the crack of noon and watch Netflix than to work, people will take the government hand-out. I think instead of giving non-workers an extra $300 to sit on their ample backsides and stay away from work, we ought to give that $300 as a bonus to the people who actually showed up for work! We tax the wages of the workers, but not the welfare of the lazy. I don’t begrudge people who can’t work, but I have no sympathy for those who simply won’t work and are willing to let others lift THEIR loads while the only thing they lift is their federally subsidized forks. Take the taxes off those who are sweating through hot summer days on the job, and if a person is capable of working and won’t take a job, cut the benefits to zero.

And Biden’s energy plan has resulted in your gas to get to work costing $1-2 dollars a gallon more than it did just a year ago. He killed an American pipeline and the thousands of jobs that died with it, but he turned around and approved the Russians’ pipeline which gave them great riches at our expense. He has turned our Southern Border into a free-flowing firehose of human beings rushing into America without us having a clue who they are, whether or not they are drug runners, human traffickers or criminals, and not seeming to care whether they have been vaccinated, wear a mask, or socially distance. While Democrats are shutting down churches for fear of Covid, they turn a blind eye to illegal immigration. Tell your pastor if you have an idiot for a governor or mayor who is forcing your church to close, have him announce that the church will “identify” as the Southern border, and tell the masses to come on in!

I’m not sure we’ll hold out until the 2022 elections, but if we miraculously do, please think about who you vote for in the next election. Because if you keep sending socialists and socio-paths to serve in Congress and on your school board, then you’ll deserve the mess. But frankly, I’ll never vote for people who hate this great country because I believe we ALL deserve better!


One Day Left

By Mike Huckabee

With only one day remaining before the Taliban-imposed deadline for leaving Afghanistan that we are supposed to obey for unexplained reasons, evacuation efforts have been further hampered by warnings of another possible terrorist attack on Kabul’s airport.

https://www.westernjournal.com/us-command-believes-another-attack-imminent-kabul-airport/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

Indeed, there were reports of five rockets being fired at the airport, but they were intercepted by US missile defense systems. Still, it’s forced evacuation flights to be reduced at the worst possible time.

https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/americans-warned-leave-kabul-airport-specific-credible-threat

An explosion near the airport was confirmed to be another US drone strike on an ISIS-K vehicle that was allegedly filled with suicide bombers wearing explosive vests and heading toward the airport.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/08/29/explosion-near-airport-was-us-airstrike-against-multiple-suicide-attackers-n434727

However, there are also claims that seven children were killed in US drone strikes and the Administration is lying about that…

https://redstate.com/streiff/2021/08/29/thatll-teach-em-us-drone-strike-targeting-suicide-bombers-in-kabul-kills-family-of-nine-including-four-kids-under-age-five-n435012

...and that they also lied when they denied giving ID information on Americans and our Afghan allies to the Taliban.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/08/30/the-administration-lied-about-giving-a-list-of-names-to-the-taliban-and-not-a-fact-checker-to-be-found-n435107

Sunday, the US Embassy warned that American citizens should “avoid traveling to the airport and avoid all airport gates at this time.” Well, if not at this time, then when? Biden’s “plan” now appears to be to rely on the good graces of the Taliban to escort Americans safely out of Afghanistan, since it’s too dangerous for them to leave now since there might be an attack by ISIS or al-Qaeda terrorists who were released from prison by...the Taliban.


America The Beautiful

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Biden's Bad Choices

By Mike Huckabee

If this story is correct, then Joe Biden’s stunning 40-year record of being wrong on every foreign policy issue remains unsullied. The Washington Post reports that during a meeting between Biden’s military people and Taliban leaders, the Taliban said that either the US military would have to take responsibility for security in Kabul or allow the Taliban to do it.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/08/29/taliban-made-biden-an-offer-he-refused-which-could-have-avoided-debacle-in-kabul-n434685

Given those options by the Taliban, and Biden’s stubborn refusal to change his disastrous plan, his people agreed to let the Taliban take the city and they would just control the airport. That is Pet Rock-level stupid. As noted by Nick Arama at Redstate.com, this should end any attempts to blame this on Trump’s plan. It’s all down to Biden’s jaw-droppingly bad choices.


Biden sinks to new low

By Mike Huckabee

Those of us who are creaky enough to remember the 1990 Presidential debate where the media ripped President Bush to shreds for appearing to glance at his watch (signaling that he didn’t think this was important enough to warrant his time) are wondering where the media outrage is for this: President Biden clearly checking his wristwatch during the solemn transfer ceremony at Dover Air Base for the bodies of the service members killed in a suicide bombing last week in Afghanistan. Again, service members who would not be dead today if it weren’t for Biden botching the pullout so badly.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/08/29/biden-appears-to-check-watch-at-dover-ceremony-for-bodies-of-military-killed-in-kabul-n434837

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  • Stephen K Lentz

    08/31/2021 08:43 AM

    "With Americans stranded in Afghanistan, the credibility of the United States is shredded by our inept exit there"
    THIS is what the majority of the sheeple and VAST majority of the millenials WANT for this country and anything they don't like they just blame on Trump.

  • William Fuhrer

    08/31/2021 07:19 AM

    Is there any fact checker: One lady stated that the only industry that liberals forced out of exsistence was the WHALING INDUSTRY

  • Mike Manoogian

    08/31/2021 06:54 AM

    I have read that the Biden Administration refused the evacuation of Christians, some Americans, and some SIVs while evacuating some random Afghans. What of this is true?

  • Cheryl Swisher

    08/30/2021 11:11 PM

    Biden, Milley, Blinken, Kirby, Sullivan are guilty of dereliction of duty and giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Treason! They need to be removed PERIOD.

    *80+ billion of weaponry and equipment left in country for the enemy.
    *Pallets of cash left for the enemy.
    *Prisoners left for the enemy to release.
    *Giving up Bagram air base before the evacuation.

    On these points alone my assessment is SOLID.

  • jeff bell

    08/30/2021 10:24 PM

    When Americans are told to find their own way to the airport and then not be allowed to enter, that is a problem. I keep thinking the Sec of Defense, Sec of State, head of military, president and vp president should all be dumped somewhere in Afghanistan without any help and see if they can get to the airport. Would be fun to watch.

  • Janet Pingston

    08/30/2021 10:23 PM

    My dad was a WW11 vet. Never talked much about this experience. I did find out he followed General Patton's tanks. The tanks would roll thru town and his mission was to clear the town's building from enemy soldiers. There was no time to take aim and shoot (sniper rated). He survived thirty days of pistol combat with the enemy backed into corners waiting for the next US soldier to round the corner.

    During the height of the Vietnam war - with all its controversy- I asked my dad what he thought of the conflict. He said- I am a simple man- and do not know the whys of politics- but you do not want war in your backyard- everything is dead- people- animals- crops- buildings- whatever it takes to keep war out of our country.

    Sadly Biden would like history to see him as a "nice" and "united" president, History will see him and the president that brought the war to our backyards. Coming from the southern border are the poor (and some criminals). For the most part this group is family orientated Christians. Now - with the fall of the Afghanistan war. Plane loads of unvetted people or arriving into the US- and this group contains radical Muslims. Can anyone say Yugoslavia ? Can anyone say Crusades ? Can anyone say the human transfer of Pakistan and India ?

    The US already has experience with letting in known terrorist. On Clinton's watch (readers digest) Bin Laden was recorded at least five times entering thru New York. Look how that turned out. Blinkin has not learned that history lesson. Just so he could stand up in front of the podium and announce he accomplished what no one else was able (aka Trump). Pride goes before the fall.

  • Renee Kendrick

    08/30/2021 07:58 PM

    Biden is at ground zero but has not hit rock bottom. He is following orders from someone else...would like to know who his boss is.

    The DIMS set out to change America. Well, they have changed it, alright, they have destroyed it! They also have destroyed their party for the most part. The far-left-woke people live in a fantasy world of rainbows and unicorns! That everyone is going be good if there are no boundaries! Hope they are being woke to reality...if you loosen your boundaries, the evil is going to take over. Duh!

    Saw Blinken read a prepared "speech" about Afghanistan evacuation efforts. It was so fake and full of bull! Once he finished, Blinken turned and walked out the door behind him. Did not entertain one question! WHAT A COWARD!

    Clearly, he knew what he just read was a bunch of lies and he refused to face the press because he had no concept of the truth about Afghanistan! Blinken needs to be ousted. In fact everyone down the line needs to be impeached to the point where Kevin McCarthy is sworn in as president!

  • Ellen Pascuzzi

    08/30/2021 07:12 PM

    It has become increasingly too difficult to take what the Biden Administration is handing out. I needed to vent so I sent a letter to my congressman Lee Zeldin and sent it also to the RNC Congressional committee. I have had enough and made them aware. Everyone should flood their offices with our grievances, especially, when we speak out verbally or express our thoughts on any media platform, we are critized. I know I am only one person, but I hope someone reads it and understands that enough is enough.

  • Don Crumbley

    08/30/2021 06:18 PM

    Gov>: News headlines are indicating the end of a 20 year war in Afghanistan, I find are quite misleading, in that in every war, there are at least two differing sides and to end any war, both of the two differing sides (or more) both have to state that a truce or an end of conflict between the parties has resulted and the declared war or un-declared war has ended. I find no where, that the Tailband or other "terrorist organizations" have declared an "end to the 20 year war" in Afghanistan. Not sure what the POTUS Administration is declaring!

  • Christine Pfeiffer

    08/30/2021 05:49 PM

    Dear Governor Huckabee, In your piece "America Deserves Better Than This" you stated "(Biden) has turned our Southern Border into a free-flowing firehose of human beings rushing into America without us having a clue who they are, whether or not they are drug runners, human traffickers or criminals, and not seeming to care whether they have been vaccinated, wear a mask, or socially distance." One very serious threat from the wide open southern border you neglected to mention, which, all things considered, is much more serious than any of those you did mention, is the ease with which the Taliban/ISIS/ISIS Light etc., will now be able to enter the US to begin targeting Americans on American soil. Just saying.