[Ed. – The saddest part is that he probably believes it.]
President Joe Biden claimed in a speech Tuesday his administration was “ready” for the Afghan government to fall almost immediately to the Taliban as the U.S. withdrew from Afghanistan.
Biden had previously claimed that it was not “inevitable” that the Taliban would defeat the Afghan National Army and conquer Kabul. Tuesday, he claimed that nobody expected Kabul to fall as fast as it did, but that his administration had a contingency in place that was successfully executed.
“The assumption was that more than 300,000 Afghan national security forces, that we had trained over the past two decades and equipped, would be a strong adversary in their civil war with the Taliban,” Biden said. “That assumption … turned out not to be accurate. But, I still instructed our national security team to prepare for every eventuality; even that one.”