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August 23, 2021

Revealed: White House Weaklings Were Too Afraid to Tell Biden the Truth About Afghanistan

They were "too scared" to tell Biden and National Security Soiboi Jake Sullivan to keep Bagram air base open, for example.

President Joe Biden's aides were "too scared" to question him on key decisions made in the run-up to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, sources close to the administration have told The Telegraph.

Mr Biden, who is facing the greatest crisis of his presidency, is said to have insisted on recalling troops ahead of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and ignored warnings that it would not leave the military with enough time to get US citizens and allies out.

So key decisions were made entirely on the basis of optics, and being able to say "We're out of Afghanistan" in the 9/11 address.




Speaking to people close to the administration, The Telegraph has managed to build a picture of a stubborn-headed and defensive president continuing to tout his foreign policy nous, and a staff too afraid to question him.

Nous? The part of the tripartite mind concerned with reason?

One former defence official, who is in regular contact with senior White House aides, suggested that there was not much pushback from concerned officials because they were "too afraid".

"People are simply too afraid to tell Biden (and) Jake Sullivan (his National Security Adviser), they're wrong. It's one thing to crack down on leaks (as Mr Biden has done), it's another thing to allow a mistake like this," they told The Telegraph.

"This White House is very disciplined, especially when it comes to leaks and such. But the downside of discipline is if you're running things like an autocracy, and you broker no dissent internally, that's not what the purpose of a White House staff is."

Meanwhile, the White House says it's "considering" extending the August 31st deadline for evacuating all troops from Afghanistan, and the Taliban, for its part, says that extending that deadline will result in "consequences."

NeverTrump just emailed me to say, "The adults are back in charge!"

Meanwhile, the North American Man-Boy Lincoln Association has sent out fresh solicitations for donations and/or underaged boys.

Related: Tucker Carlson notes that Biden's supposed underlings are openly contradicting him and undermining him -- in public, which is unprecedented.

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