Dan Crenshaw, love him or hate him, calls it as he sees it.
The Republican from Texas definitely isn’t loved by EVERY member of the GOP, as Crenshaw hasn’t agreed with Trump on 100% of issues, but it’s difficult to find fault with what he’s seeing here.
The “Secretary of State owes the American people a lot of explanations.”
Referring to Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal, Crenshaw referred to Biden as “utterly incompetent.”
“How Biden did this is so utterly incompetent, and my office has been in touch with sources who are very close to the operation. And this is a State Department-led operation. OK? The State Department overruled DoD. When DoD wanted to make Bagram the last place where we would have troops — the State Department overruled them. It was a foolish mistake because Bagram can hold a lot more aircraft, for instance, than Kabul.”
When asked why things were handled the way they were, Crenshaw said “They didn’t like how it would look to abandon Kabul before Bagram. And here’s another thing the State Department never did: They never even built a contingency plan to take people out of the embassy. They were planning on just staying even though conditions on the ground were getting worse and worse. … By Saturday they had no plans to leave. This is what we’re hearing from insiders. The Secretary of State owes the American people a lot of explanations for this. Of course, the buck stops with Biden. Biden made all of these decisions, and it’s reprehensible, but the State Department really botched this.”
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