Biden's Secretary Of Defense Stunned Into Silence, Here's The Question That Shut Him Down
Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst humiliated Biden and his Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin with a very simple and obvious question. Ernst demanded to know what the long-term diplomatic plan was for Afghanistan. The Republicans questioned how America will be able to fulfill diplomatic missions in the terrorist-ridden country now that all the diplomats have been removed?
“It sounds like there were very little considerations given to diplomatic or military conditions. The diplomatic, again going to conditions-based, the diplomatic end to it, I think Gen. Milley, you also said that the military mission would end on the thirty-first and transition to a diplomatic mission. But I don’t understand how we fulfill a diplomatic mission after Aug. 31 when there are absolutely no diplomats on the ground in Afghanistan. They’re gone. They’ve been evacuated. Who do we hand that mission off to when there’s nobody there to complete it?” Ernst asked.
“So, can you then say that the president directed you, Secretary Austin, to execute an unconditional withdrawal from Afghanistan? Unconditional. Aug. 31. Done.”
“Once he made the decision to withdraw, that was the decision, to leave, and we certainly want to make sure that we, we shaped conditions so that our embassy could maintain a presence there and continue to engage the government of Afghanistan. So protection of the embassy was pretty important,” Austin responded.
“Secretary Austin, you are extremely diplomatic in your answers. I can appreciate that. But this was not a conditions-based withdrawal,” Ernst shot back.
It's a fair question. The United States has diplomats in nearly every embassy around the world but absolutely none in the newly-destabilized Afghanistan. The same country that harbored the terrorists who fulfilled the attack on 9/11— Was there even a plan to establish communication?
Based on the Defence Secretary's answer, I think it's safe to say 'no.' The only obvious plan Biden had was to meet terrorist's demands and evacuate by August 31st—Which he failed to do.