President Trump compared Afghanistan to Dunkirk in his latest interview on the disaster from Asia.
President Trump compared Afghanistan to Dunkirk tonight as Biden’s mess continues to unfold.
A lot of stranded people, to be sure. Only, Kabul seems a little more complicated than the beach.
“This could be—Afghanistan—another Dunkirk situation!” Donald Trump said Wednesday in a statement.
Certainly not Joe Biden’s “finest hour.”
Trump added in a separate state that the Sept. 11 celebration belongs to our enemies and “we already have the Taliban flag flying over our Obama-Biden built $1 Billion U.S. Embassy in Kabul.”
Former CIA Director and top US General David Petraeus also compared Afghanistan to Dunkirk.
It’s America’s “Dunkirk moment.”
At least that’s how former top US General David Petraeus described the US operation to airlift its citizens and desperate Afghan comrades from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, comparing it to the British retreat from Nazi-occupied Europe in 1940. Petraeus, who once commanded US forces in Afghanistan, also branded President Joe Biden’s chaotic withdrawal a disaster.
US military brass hope to eventually be able to evacuate 5,000 to 9,000 people per day, and according to Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, the Taliban earlier promised “safe passage” to civilians who want to join the US airlift. But on Wednesday, the Pentagon and State Department issued conflicting statements about the ability of US citizens and Afghans to reach the Kabul airport.
The Pentagon said the Taliban is “guaranteeing safe passage” for US citizens. But State has said it cannot ensure safe transit to the airfield; a few hours later, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman told reporters that, “we have seen reports that the Taliban, contrary to their public statements and their commitments to our government are blocking Afghans who wish to leave the country from reaching the airport.”