ICYMI: Rubio Joins Hannity
Aug 24 2021
Miami, FL — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Hannity to discuss the Biden Administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. See below for highlights and watch the full interview here.
On the Biden Administration’s catastrophic handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal:
“History is going to look back at this moment - this is going to be a big deal for decades - but this is going to be covered as one of the worst catastrophes in American foreign policy history for two reasons.
“One, the failure of this Administration to anticipate what they should have known - the red lights were flashing the whole time - that the Taliban was moving faster than they were talking, and the whole time they were oblivious to it, it seems.
“And then, the botching of this evacuation, this entire process. This is the way the process should have worked. What Joe Biden should have said is, ‘We have these people and this equipment, and we are going to get it out of Afghanistan, and we will leave once we have all that stuff, and anyone that gets in the way - including the Taliban who will try to stop us - you will die if you get in our way.’ Not August 31st, not September 1st, not August 29th - not a date, [but] a goal. The goal is we are going to get out Americans, get out the people that work for us, and we are not going to leave the Taliban an air force. We just donated an air force to the Taliban.”
On President Biden’s decision to arbitrarily withdraw American troops by August 31st:
“[August 31st] is not even the deadline. That is the deadline of the last plane to take off -- the real deadline is probably Friday or Saturday. It took until June or July to get 1,500 people out. August 31st is the last date there will be any American on the ground in terms of uniforms. The real deadline is actually this week, it's not the 31st.
“They are already leaving now because you can't just put 6,000 troops and everybody on one plane. It's not Noah's Ark where you're going to put everybody on there and get everybody out at one time. The true deadline is not the 31st. They lie to people. You talk to people on the ground there, that airport is chaos. Total, complete chaos. Unsanitary conditions rapidly declining and these people are all happy, this is the most successful rescue, they are out of their minds.
“This is what you get when a president is completely out of touch with reality and we have a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that is worried about white rage. Don't worry about white rage, General Milley. Worry about the Americans who are going to be killed by the Taliban because of your botched efforts now and ongoing.”