President Biden And His Team "Surprised" By Taliban Rise To Power

The United States initially estimated that it would take at least 30 days for the Taliban to take over key cities in Afghanistan. However, the Taliban made short work of the task, completely toppling the Afghan government.

Stunned Reaction

President Joe Biden and other high-ranking officials are completely shocked at how quickly the Taliban have dismantled the Afghanistan government. The Biden administration has come under heavy Republican criticism for the rushed withdrawal from Afghanistan and the subsequent chaos.

According to national security advisor Jake Sullivan, the nation fell much more quickly than they initially thought would be possible, though Sullivan said it was purely Afghanistan's fault.

On NBC's "Today," Sullivan said, " It is certainly the case that the speed with which cited fell was much greater than anyone anticipated." He also said that the United States could not "will" the Afghan government to fight the Taliban off.

“At the end of the day, despite the fact that we spent 20 years and tens of billions of dollars to give the best equipment, the best training and the best capacity to the Afghan security forces, we could not give them the will and they ultimately decided that they would not fight for Kabul and they would not fight for the country." 

Jake Sullivan

A Reason To Leave

While all this turmoil unfolds in Afghanistan, President Biden is at Camp David, receiving regular updates and participating in video conference calls. Biden is slated to address the crisis "soon," but Sullivan did not have an exact date.

Biden was not the first president to discuss pulling U.S. troops out of the country. Both Obama and Trump also discussed leaving the area. However, Biden was the first to set a deadline and not change it.

According to an NBC/Ipsos poll from July, 55% of the U.S. were on board with Biden's planned withdrawal. Republicans even supported leaving the country, but many have criticized the how.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said the images coming out of the country were "the embarrassment of a superpower laid low." Sen. Chris Murphy said that Afghanistan falling to the Taliban is not a new revelation, but no one thought it would go so quickly.

For many Biden staffers, the quick disintegration of the government only proved that leaving was the right decision. If it came so quickly, spending more time, there would not have made a difference.

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30 comments on “President Biden And His Team "Surprised" By Taliban Rise To Power”

  1. What was wrong with leaving 2500 US troops who suffered no casualties in Afghanistan? There are more deaths in U S troops serving in such hostile places as Germany, South Korea, and even Italy.

    1. Nice to know that you care so much for our troops and families. I take it that you have never served anyone but yourself!

  2. Didnt hear out Intel or advisors thus Reap what U sow Joe
    & 40K Americans in Country too
    & or Afghan allies .
    Bad optics Joe ITS ON YOU

  3. He should not have been surprised
    All dictators like him are assailing the world now there’s no superpower to curtail them

  4. Why was there NO plan? All the Afgans that helped us will now be killed and they will be killed by weapons we left there. We Americans do not have a moral government. SHAME ON YOU JOE! I'll bet you sleep great at night,patting yourself on the back for doing such a great job!!!!!!

    1. President Trump had an excellent plan.; therefore, the democrats have to destroy it. Just coincidental that so many will die and our embassy lost! What losers!

  5. Biden’s handlers thought it would be a good idea to stop the true President’s plan on bringing peace in Afghanistan and turn it into a blood bath.
    More reason to correct the fraud that got the Biden losers opinion office.

  6. Just heard harris say to reporters she wasn’t going to be blamed for this sh*# and she used that word. Hello isn’t pedo joe and the ho in office?

    1. OMG! Really? She knows nothing and has no class at all. The whole administration needs to be impeached with Nancy and Schumer!

  7. THE MORON BIDEN IS SURPRISED EVERY MORNING WHEN HE WAKES UP,AS HE HAS NO IDEA AS TO WHERE HE IS, WHO HE IS OR WHAT HE IS DOING. AND STILL THJJEY LET HIM BE HEAD OF THE GREATEST COUNTRY EVER THANKS TO TRUMP. WHAT A SHAME HE IS ALLOWED TO SLOWLY DESTROY AMERICA BECAUSE OF THE LYING CROOKED BUNCH OF THIEVES IN THE DUMBASS PARTY THAT ARE CONTROLING HIM AND HIS MIND. WHEN WILL AMERICA RISE UP AND PUT A STOP TO ALL OF THIOS,OR DOES NO ONE REALLY CARE ANYMORE?

    1. The only thing I disagree with you saying is that Biden is SLOWLY destroying the United States. No, he is RAPIDLY destroying what President Trump achieved in three years before Covid-19 that was sent here by the ChiComs. Biden needs to be removed immediately as well as his entire Administration and those who he has appointed.

  8. We have a presence in other countries to prevent what has happened here. Korea is a prime example. How long would N. Korea and China wait to overrun S. Korea? Not long and it would be as. ugly as this.

    Joe you can't keep caving in to your progressive wing they are certified lunatics.

  9. We should have never been there in the first place. Russia did the exact same thing and it proved to be worthless for them and now it is worthless for us. Both had a twenty year war that failed. The people of those regions need a harsh ruler because that is all they know. America is becoming just as weak as others because we allow our “Rulers”(Congress) to destroy us and we do nothing. Another civil war is needed to keep America strong. The bad part is the Democrat party is backed by China and is Americans would end up being taken over by China. Therefore we need a Coup from within our military to be successful.

  10. I beg to differ that nobody thought the Taliban would defeat and take over Afgan that quickly. Trump though that, heck even I knew they would do exactly what they did! All we have done is arm the Taliban and Al-Quadia with some of the latest arms we have developed over the last 20 years or better. This Administration is totally inept and should be held completely responsible for this shameful display of ignorance.

  11. Good Morning hate to say this but biden will not take the blame and nobody's going to do anything watch and see 👀👀impeach his ass and the whole biden administration there's Americans left behind and i don't care if it was only one but maybe 40thousand unacceptable American people has to do something because we can't leave it up to this Jerko----'::

  12. Incompetent is a nice word to describe the entire Biden Administration. I think of worse things to say but I won’t go there.

  13. There is a whole lot more than 2500 troops there. You have all the contractors also ( Helicopter and plane mechanics, fleet mechanics, airfield maintenance personnel, general building maintenance,cooks, medical staff etc.) So it's more like 6000-7000 personnel plus the embassy and their entourage. We really have around 80,000 military and civilian people over there.

  14. What experience does she have?? Her racism is definitely not an asset, and we all know who would be the functioning president. We don't need or want either of them.

  15. people of this country we are in trouble !!! If we do not stand against the ignorance in the whitehouse. we will lose this country completely!!!! we MUST HAVE THE REVOLUTION !!! WE HAVE IGNORANCE BEING PUSHED INTO KIDS HEADS TO HATE THEMSELVES AND EVERONE ELSE. WE A COMMUNIST IN THE WHITEHOUSE . HER NANE IS SUSAN RICE .. SHE IS. THE PUPIT MASTER OVER biden. No DOMOCRAP can be trusted. or any law enforcement working now unless they are removing the scum SUCKERS out of Washington . do not trust police right now
    I know they are calling to defund the police . it's wrong . but still YOU JUST CANT TAKE A CHANCE OF TRUSTING A COP , METER MAID, AND NO ONE IN A SUITE . REMEMBER THE ONES THAT CAUSED THIS COMMIE TAKE OVER ARE IN SUITES. WE AMERICANS MUST STOP THIS IGNORANCE !!! OR THE CHILDREN WILL SUFFER GREATLY. AND THE DAMOCRAPS DONT CARE IF YOU LOSE YOUR LIFE. HE HAS TRAPPED THE MILITARY OVER IN AFGHANISTAN. AND DONT CARE IF THEY LIVE OR DIE . HE JUST WANTS THERE MONEY. 2, 000$ EACH. NOW TELL ME THIS ISNT ONE UN-AMERICAN SON OF A BITCH

      1. He is letting Obama rule him. Obama and his wife are haters of America. Went around the World with Secret Service telling anyone that would listened how bad the USA is. Come on Ms Obama did not even know about flag day. She said, All this for a flag! Communists Obamas, Biden and all Democrats They all must be stopped. Now!

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