Pres. Biden’s awful month is only getting worse. Yesterday, Pres. Biden got caught in a lie about Afghanistan when he claimed Al Quaeda is “gone” from Afghanistan, only to be contradicted by his own Secretary of State two days later… He admitted Al Quaeda is very much still there.
Well, Fox Host Steve Hilton took to the air soon after and UNLEASHED fury on Biden and the Administration for this lie, but he didn’t stop there.
Hilton also exposed other disasters that Pres. Biden and his Admin. have created in Afghanistan and explains why the situation is imploding. WATCH:
“But Mr. Secretary,” Wallace interjected, “the president, sir, the president said Al Qaeda is ‘gone.’ Simple question, is Al Qaeda gone from Paki—from Afghanistan?” Wallace asked.
Blinken responded by saying: “Al Qaeda’s capacity to do what it did on 9/11, to attack us, to attack our partners or allies from Afghanistan is vastly, vastly diminished.”
“Is it gone?” Wallace again asked.
“Are there Al Qaeda members and remnants in Afghanistan, yes,” Blinken replied. “But what the president was referring to was its capacity to do what it did on 9/11. And that capacity has been very successfully diminished.”
The peace deal with the Taliban that led to the U.S. withdrawal was signed in February 2020 under former President Donald Trump. That agreement would have withdrawn all U.S. troops from the country in May of this year. When Biden took office, he pushed back the withdrawal deadline to September 11, then moved it forward to August 31. But the Taliban retook control of the country last Sunday, two weeks ahead of Biden’s deadline.
The Taliban’s swift takeover of the country took the Biden administration by surprise. Reports from intelligence and military analysts had said that the U.S.-backed government could collapse within one month to 90 days, but it fell before the U.S. withdrawal was even complete.