Afghanistan: Biden 'cares more about wokeism' says Swenson
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Colonel Richard Kemp attacked Joe Biden and said the US President was “not up” for the job of overseeing the evacuation efforts in Afghanistan as he fails to instill confidence in his troops and other commanders. While feeling sympathetic towards Mr Biden, Colonel Kemp came up with a middle-ground solution where Mr Biden could stay as president but hand over the role of Afghanistan to someone else. It comes as the American head of state has seen his popularity slide amid the chaos at Kabul airport and the Taliban retaking Afghanistan with critics believing Mr Biden is attempting to position himself favourably for the 2022 midterm elections.
Colonel Kemp appeared on TalkRADIO to discuss Mr Biden’s competency and was not convinced of his ability.
He told the radio station: “I do feel very sorry for Joe Biden because I think he’s showing with almost every word he says and every action he takes in this conflict but he’s not really up to handling it.
“I would suggest that he steps down, maybe not as president, but step down as [commander] in making these [decisions].
“It doesn’t instill confidence in his troops or anyone else’s troops during such a precarious situation that we’re in now.
“We need somebody who understands the gravity of it, who’s making a decision, but hopefully we can rely on his decision because they don’t just affect the United States they affect all of our countries who are in coalition out there.”
Later on, Colonel Kemp said taking on responsibility “bewilders” Mr Biden and wanted to see people who know what they’re talking about making the executive decision.
Mr Biden has also been criticised for his understanding of the situation in Kabul.
During an ABC interview, Mr Biden claimed no one had died at Kabul airport since US troops landed there.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace revealed he thinks it is unlikely for Mr Biden to extend the August 31 troop withdrawal date as he comes under pressure from G7 leaders to push back the date.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the opportunity at the Tuesday meeting to encourage a date extension.
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However, Mr Biden has been firm and as of yet is keeping the August 31 date in place after telling reporters during a press conference last week there was little more US troops could do in Afghanistan.
He said in the press conference: “I have seen no question of our credibility from our allies around the world. I’ve spoken with our NATO allies, we’ve spoken with NATO allies, the secretary of state.
“Our national security advisers have been in contact with his counterparts throughout the world and our allies.
“The fact of the matter is I have not seen this and, a matter of fact, the exact opposite.
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“Let’s put this thing in perspective here, what interests do we have in Afghanistan at this point with Al-Qaeda gone?”
An NBC News poll revealed 25 percent of respondents believe Mr Biden has handled the Afghanistan situation well.
In a separate BBC interview, Colonel Kemp further attacked Mr Biden and said: “Well if you want to look at a fundamental level you have to point the finger at President Biden who decided to unconditionally withdraw without any restrictions placed upon the Taliban.
“He did so at great speed, too quickly to give the Afghan Government chance to readjust and adapt to a totally different situation they faced.
“Even the scenes we’re seeing today would have been a lot less horrific had this withdrawal taken place in October when the Taliban are far less active and powerful.”
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