White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday during a press conference that the conflict in Afghanistan “has not been won militarily.”
“We’re not going to have a ‘mission accomplished’ moment, in this regard. It’s a 20-year war that has not been won militarily,” Psaki said. “We are proud of the men and women who have served.”
“We’re not having a moment of celebration,” Psaki added. “We’re having a moment where we feel it’s in our national security interest to bring our men and women serving home, and we feel it’s in our national security interest for Afghan forces to be in the lead.”
From the Biden administration’s perspective, is this the best we’re going to get? U.S. forces that held back the Taliban from another 9/11 and killed Osama bin Laden did not win “militarily?”
I don’t think very many American soldiers would be happy with that response. Nor would the family members of those who have lost the lives of their loved ones in the Middle East to support our freedom.
Come to think of it, any patriotic American would not support this view. Yes, America may have been in Afghanistan too long, but to say we did not win would be quite the understatement.
Every day we do not have another 9/11 is a win. Every day Osama bin Laden is no longer on the planet is a win. The loved one of the 3,000 people died on 9/11 would certainly agree we’re in a better place without the Taliban moving in for a sequel to that dark day’s events.
But that’s where the story begins to change. America did win and has won in the war on terror. There’s a growing problem that might make this win only momentary.
It’s called the border. Under Biden’s policies, our nation’s southern border is an open door to any and every bad guy ready to show up and Allahu Akbar himself for 70 virgins in paradise. If there’s another bin Laden out there preparing to take on “the big Satan,” he could have easily walked into any of our southern border states since January 20.
The 20-year reprieve from 9/11 may not return in the form of a hijacked airplane. It will more likely take place in the form of a bearded dude crossing the Rio Grande.
More than 180,000 illegal immigrants crossed the southern border in May alone. We’re on track for two million illegal immigrants by the end of 2021. Most of these people are just looking for a better life. But 9/11 proved it only takes a few looking to take lives to make the nation a scary place for everyone.
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott gets it. After giving the Biden administration enough time to prove it would not act, he’s taking matters into his own hands. They’re working on their own barrier, own arrests and have even sent out the call for help to other states.
Who knows? Texas may end up saving the entire nation. The next time, we may win “militarily” within our own borders.