President Joe Biden came into office with the promise that he would improve America’s standing on the world stage, but his chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan has hardly accomplished that goal.
Now, even some of his supporters say they have had enough.
“You need to rectify this”
As Breitbart reported, one activist standing outside the White House this week explained why she now regrets having voted for the president.
“I am an Afghan-American,” said the woman identified only as Mariam. “I am extremely disappointed and embarrassed, to say the least, in our administration. I voted for Biden, so I cannot tell you how gut-wrenching it is to see what’s happening in Afghanistan.”
Referring to the current administration, she continued: “You need to rectify this. You need to go back and do what is right. We have had enough of the lies.”
A number of other women nearby could be seen holding signs and chanting anti-Taliban slogans.
“I know that right now we are trying to humanize the terrorist group,” Mariam added. “We are changing our objective.”
“We expect those attacks to continue”
According to the activist, the U.S. previously asserted that “we were in Afghanistan to rebuild the country” only to subsequently claim otherwise, adding: “We lose credibility at every angle.”
Her remarks came just one day before Hamid Karzai International Airport in the Afghanistan capital city of Kabul was rocked by several explosions. Reports indicate that 12 U.S. military personnel were killed along with an as-yet-unknown number of Afghans.
Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr. initially attributed the deadly attack to ISIS, asserting: “We believe it is their desire to continue those attacks, and we expect those attacks to continue, and we’re doing everything we can to prepare for those attacks.”
For his part, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin addressed the situation by offering his “deepest condolences” to those who lost loved ones in the attack, adding: “Terrorists took their lives at the very moment these troops were trying to save the lives of others. We mourn their loss. We will treat their wounds.”
He went on to pledge continued evacuation efforts at the airport even as thousands of Americans and allies are feared to be stranded behind Taliban lines in Afghanistan.