Former Navy SEAL, Texas Rep (R) Dan Crenshaw may have just given Biden the only advice that could help turn this disaster around. After Thursday’s attack on the Kabul airport that ended in the deaths of 13 US services members, Crenshaw had a bone to pick with the uncomander and chief but in true Crenshaw fashion, he offered hope— Giving Biden the advice he desperately needs to hear.
REP. DAN CRENSHAW: I encourage the American people to accept the reality of the situation. We’ve been wishing for a different situation, wishing for a different reality for a very long time, and that got us into this mess. We have to acknowledge that there are people out there that want to kill us, that wake up every single day, and if they have any space whatsoever, any room, any time whatsoever, they’re planning an attack on the homeland. That’s the way it is. I wish it were different. It’s not different. And we have to acknowledge that fact. Biden has refused to acknowledge that fact.
Every president since Bush has had to deal with this really difficult decision – Obama, Trump. But Biden is the only one who really followed through with the stupidest possible option. And now we’re paying in blood for it. There’s still ways to reverse course on this. There’s still ways to uphold our dignity, to save our people on the ground. These people deserve to be saved, whether they’re citizens or whether they’re interpreters that I knew, that I worked with who have done more for this country than most citizens of this country. We need to help them. And we’re not going to leave until the job is done. That has to be the first task order to the military. We’re telling the Taliban we won’t leave until the job is done.
The US troops helping to evacuate Afghans desperate to flee Taliban rule are bracing for more attacks.
Thursday’s attack was claimed by ISIL (ISIS) offshoot in Afghanistan, The Islamic State in Khorasan Province, ISKP (ISIS-K), which said its suicide bombers singled out “translators and collaborators with the American army”.