Americans eager to see who President Biden will hold accountable for the disaster in Afghanistan ought not to hold their breath. A new report from Axios indicates that President Biden has no plans of firing anyone anytime soon.
Senior national security and intelligence officials are reportedly assured of their job security despite failing to predict a total collapse of the Afghan National Army.
The fall of Afghanistan has tarnished the image of the United States, yet no heads will be rolling for this unprecedented disaster. The message is clear, under President Biden, there will be no accountability for failure.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and CIA Director William Burns can all be considered as having played a role in Afghanistan’s rapid collapse.
What makes this decision even worse is not only did our top officials fail to predict Afghanistan’s collapse, they had no plan to get Americans out of the country.
President Biden himself has refused to recognize the severity of his failure by saying, “I think that history is going to record this was the logical, rational, right decision to make.” This statement might age just as poorly as his July statement in which he assured us that Afghanistan would not be a repeat of Vietnam.
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