PJ Media: Less than a week ago, reports from the Pentagon indicated that the Taliban’s advance across Afghanistan was so rapid that the government wouldn’t survive more than 30-90 days.
Today, that time frame appears to be wildly optimistic. The national government of Afghanistan may not have even 30 hours before the capital of Kabul is overrun.
“He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the secret places he murders the innocent;
His eyes are secretly fixed on the helpless.” Psalm 10:8
It’s hard to determine if this was an intelligence failure or a political bungle by the president. Either way, the Afghan people are going to pay for the American failure.
Now, all our energies must be directed to getting our people out safely. The president has sent 3,000 troops to protect the withdrawal of the 650 remaining troops and 1500 diplomatic personnel still in harm’s way.
There are also thousands of Afghan civilian workers who assisted the U.S. during our mission and who are in mortal danger once the Taliban takes over. Read More