“There were assessments that ranged from one to two years to several months. It was a wide range of assessments. As the Taliban began to make gains and we saw that in a number of cases, there was less fighting and more surrendering and more forces just kind of evaporating, it was very difficult to predict with accuracy,” Austin said. “This all occurred in a span of about 11 days. Nobody predicted that the government would fall in 11 days.”
Asked if he thought the planning was “acceptable and appropriate,” Austin simply lied by proceeding to try to shift the blame for the Biden administration’s Afghanistan debacle by blaming it on former President Trump: “I do, based upon, you know, what we were looking at and the input to the plan. You have to go back and look at what the administration inherited. We came in, and we were faced with a May 1st deadline to have all forces out of the country. This deal had been struck with the Taliban. He had to very rapidly go through a detailed assessment and look at all options in terms of what he could do. None of those options were good options. He listened to the input that was provided by all of the stakeholders and the interagency process. At the end of the day, the president made his decision. Again, he was faced with a situation where there were no good options. All were very tough.”
Absolutely false, every word. The option Biden chose was to jettison Trump’s solid exit plan. Biden and the Critical Race Theory-obsessed military leadership like racist Lloyd Austin own this.