This week has seen utter chaos in the middle east, After the Taliban have completely taken over the country of Afghanistan after Joe Biden’s widely-panned decision to evacuate US troops.
The speed at which this terror organization was able to conquer the country was astounding, and had many around the world wondering just how much the US really cares about the welfare of Afghanistan – particularly its women, who stand to lose a vast majority of their rights under Taliban rule.
A recently resurfaced clip from 2010 seems to suggest that this might not be out of character for Joe Biden.
President Joe Biden once dismissed America’s obligations to Afghan women and girls when he was vice president, telling officials “F*** that” when it was brought to his attention.
Atlantic reporter George Packer, also a biographer of former President Barack Obama’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, revealed the 2010 exchange in March.
Packer cited Holbrooke’s diary as the source:
“According to Holbrooke’s diary, when he asked about American obligations to Afghans like the girl in the Kabul school, Biden replied with a history lesson from the final U.S. withdrawal from Southeast Asia in 1973: “F*** that, we don’t have to worry about that. We did it in Vietnam, Nixon and Kissinger got away with it.”
This attitude could also explain why President Biden remained in hiding at Camp David during the Taliban takeover, not issuing so much as a peep on the subject until days after the inevitable came to fruition.