Florida Republican Congressman Michael Waltz, the primary Inexperienced Beret elected to Congress, known as out President Biden for the unfolding disaster in Afghanistan attributable to the implementation of his withdrawal technique.
Waltz, who represents Daytona Seashore and Palm Coast, informed “Special Report” the White House is both participating in narrative “spin” or is mendacity in regards to the true scenario on the bottom in Kabul, the place Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin III stated Taliban militants are assaulting American citizens searching for to flee to the inexperienced zone at Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport – a contradiction of the president’s personal phrases.
“The contradictions [are] both spin, lies or this administration is both clueless or heartless — I have never figured it out but – or the entire above,” Waltz informed anchor Bret Baier.
“However now we have the president of the USA, the commander-in-chief, saying there isn’t any Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. We’ve his press spokesman saying, ‘Nicely, they’re there, however they aren’t as a lot of a menace since 2001.’ You have acquired the president saying that Individuals are getting by way of, no downside. You’ve got the secretary of protection saying that they’re getting crushed at Taliban checkpoints.”
Waltz added that Biden is both spinning or being untruthful as nicely in his declare that America’s worldwide allies are unconcerned with the actions of his administration in Afghanistan.
Waltz famous the UK’s Parliament has condemned Biden and that Armin Laschet, the center-right (CDU) celebration candidate searching for to interchange Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany this fall called the crisis “the most important debacle NATO has suffered since its founding.”
“I am unable to consider a time in fashionable historical past the place now we have appeared extra feckless and crushed,” Waltz added. “And, I am in contact with particular operators downrange, and they’re able to go get our Individuals. Their palms are being tied behind their again by this White Home.”
The retired Inexperienced Beret later stated the most effective navy technique at this level is to flip the “concern” dynamic on the bottom.
“There simply appears [to be] the concern of what the Taliban will do or some sort of escalation. We have to put the concern in them, interval,” he stated. “Then it is of their curiosity [to] not contact a hair on a single American’s head. And guess what, Taliban, we’re coming in with pressure, if obligatory, to get them out. We do not even know what number of are inside Kabul versus out within the hinterlands.”
Waltz urged that retaking the huge Soviet-built Bagram Air Base northeast of Kabul, which is now below Taliban management, would make it clear to the militants the USA will do no matter it takes and keep so long as wanted to guard Individuals and people who labored with them through the warfare.
Waltz stated Biden should comply with President Gerald Ford’s instance of dedicating all obligatory sources towards extracting Individuals from a collapsing nation, as he had executed on the Vietnamese embassy through the fall of Saigon, which is now Ho Chi Minh Metropolis.
The pictures of helicopters extracting individuals from the highest of that embassy that 12 months have been in comparison with the gripping photos of planes taking off from HKIA earlier this week with terrified Afghans clinging to the fuselage.