Secretary of State Antony Blinken is testifying remotely before the House Foreign Affairs Committee today. He’s already discussed the $64 million in “humanitarian aid” the U.S. is sending. Blinken claims the money will circumvent the Taliban, who he says aren’t meeting the international community’s standard for inclusivity:
BLINKEN: "We expect the Taliban to ensure freedom of travel, to make good on its commitments on counterterrorism, to uphold the basic rights of the Afghan people including women, girls, and minorities." pic.twitter.com/Wi71Aa7xdX
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 13, 2021
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 13, 2021
Blinken: "The interim government named by the Taliban falls very short of the mark that was set by the international community for inclusivity… it includes many key members who have very challenging track records."
— Ali Rogin (@AliRogin) September 13, 2021
The “leaders” in this administration talk about the Taliban as if they’re some local Chamber of Commerce they’re unhappy with or something.
Just incredible. https://t.co/oLdyVXRNc6
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 13, 2021
Yeah, that’s not gonna happen.
— JRC (@jrcrawley) September 13, 2021
Exactly how hard are the Taliban (not to mention Russia and China) laughing at the Biden administration?
Sounds like another strongly worded letter is in order https://t.co/P0EKCxMV8B
— JC3_NG (@JC3_NG) September 13, 2021
It’s the F’ing Taliban. My goodness. Our leaders are so unserious…and it costs actual lives. https://t.co/0cSxvy8m6d
— Steven Jensen (@1stJensen) September 13, 2021
This might be the stupidest thing I've ever heard, and also explains so much about the state of that withdrawal…. my lord. https://t.co/mUyMeE5aMU
— Dwints (@DVVintsFoFo) September 13, 2021
"The international community"
There is no group more stupid, weak, or feckless than the leaders of "The international community". https://t.co/PYRQpZb240
— Pablo (@CaptnAntiRacist) September 13, 2021
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 13, 2021
The Biden administration will just keep repeating the same rhetoric because that’s all they have.