Marco Rubio blasts ‘incompetent’ Joe Biden administration in wake of Afghan pullout

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'This administration was specifically told Afghan forces would surrender faster than our ability to exit.'

President Joe Biden continues to take a low-key approach to messaging the American Afghanistan exit, but Republicans demand more.

Key among those critics is U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who spent much of the morning blasting Biden’s “incompetent” administration and the President’s own inability to address the nation about the expedited American departure from Afghanistan.

The Senator, in a tacit nod to the reality of the Donald Trump administration negotiating this pastiche of a peace deal with the Taliban, noted that he warned about this outcome last year.

“If we prematurely pull our U.S. forces out from Afghanistan — or if we conduct the process too quickly — we risk putting our servicemembers in harm’s way, and the actual Afghan government will collapse in short order,” Rubio tweeted, quoting himself from a National Review article.

The Senator also contested Biden administration claims that the Afghan national forces conceded once it was clear U.S. support was at its end.

“What a bunch of crap. This administration was specifically told Afghan forces would surrender faster than our ability to exit. They decided to ignore these warnings & smugly tell everyone how smart & brilliant they are,” Rubio asserted, not providing footnotes for those claims.

“The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is terrible. What comes next is far worse, the return & resurgence of Al Qaeda. The incompetent Biden Administration has no plan to prevent this & we should have zero trust they ever will,” Rubio warned, in a tweet earlier Monday morning setting up the rhetorical fusillade.

The Afghanistan issue, under a Trump administration that was less averse to military adventurism than most, had briefly frustrated partisan rhetoric from the right. However, with Biden in charge, and with the optics of his disappearance from the national stage glaring, Rubio and other Republicans will seize opportunities to capitalize.

Rubio had also blasted Biden for not having plans to address the public Monday, but it has been reported since that the President plans a 3:45 p.m. speech.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


13 comments

  • mrs laura lowell

    August 16, 2021 at 11:32 am

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  • Sonja Fitch

    August 16, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Little Marco. bs. The 4000 taliban fighters Trump gave their freedom is running this fiasco! This is a loser no matter what!!!!!! Stfu

  • Zhombre

    August 16, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Opinion piece by Gancarski and, as such, to quote Rubio, “what a bunch of crap.”

  • Ron Ogden

    August 16, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Correct in each point. The US has not been embarrassed like this in half a century. This is Biden’s legacy–and that of every lefty journalist/commentator who took Biden and his administration at face value because they were Democrats and therefore better.

    • Hank

      August 18, 2021 at 10:23 pm

      Ron you are spot-on in your brief assessment of Pres Biden and the pathetic legacy he is adding with each tick of the clock. (It’s said a broken clock is correct twice a day which is two more than with Biden.) Too bad for said legacy but really too bad for the American people. Judging from some of the responses herein to Gancarski’s article, the Lefty ideologue – the kind whose hate for Trump (even with him out of the office!!) — blinds him inexplicably so, to the utter destruction wreaked by Biden. These foolish folks frankly are beyond help. The ‘good’ news is the numbers of Dems having buyers remorse for stupidly getting him elected. This is the ray of hope, that the low information voter may now has enough information to see that the emperor has no clothes. It’s so sad so much bad had to occur though at the expense of our country.

      • Alex

        August 19, 2021 at 11:23 am

        Most of us remember this wouldn’t be a problem if Bush wasn’t an idiot out for revenge on any muslims he could find.

  • Deb Dunn

    August 16, 2021 at 11:44 am

    That’s the pot calling the kettle black. Look in the mirrow little Markie, THAT’S Incompetents.

  • Alex

    August 16, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Marco who?

  • Frankie M.

    August 16, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    Yes, because Trump didn’t make the deal with the Taliban to withdraw during his administration. He set the wheels in motion and pushed the date out. Who cares when they withdraw? Pull the bandaid off & get on with it. It’s been 20 years. If they can’t stand on their feet by now that’s on them.

  • Tojo

    August 16, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    ‘Lil’ Marco Rubio, a loudmouth, seditious, rodomant, yowls whaaaaattt about Biden??

  • Ed

    August 16, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Marco is right you know. This was a complete rout what happened in Kabul. It’s Saigon all over again. Heads need to roll from the SOF, SOS, and to the CIC. What a complete embarrassment, and failure to execute a withdrawal.

    • Ed

      August 16, 2021 at 1:07 pm

      SOD

  • Deb Dunn

    August 17, 2021 at 9:37 am

    He is too young to remember Vietnam and what it was like when we pulled out. Just like this. But back then the GOP wanted us out, can they make up ther mind?

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