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Biden's Vietnam 2.0, Afghanistan: Our Character Matters

two taliban fighters on the street
Taliban now run the country following Biden's pullout of Afghanistan (Sputnik via AP)

Judd Dunning By Thursday, 19 August 2021 08:09 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Afghanistan. Welcome to Biden’s Vietnam 2.0, America. Ask yourself why America leads as the world’s reluctant interventionist? It’s because we fight for freedom.

Unlike other nations, America doesn't pillage resources or take oil or money on our way out of our just wars.

We try to leave behind a recognizable democratic structure. Nations we rebuild ideally move away from repression of women, stoning of homosexuals, the torturing of political opponents and the dominance of a thieving elites class.

We want people freed from theocracies, autocracies, monarchies, despotic communistic and socialistic dictatorships and all forms of tyranny.

That's who America is.

If the United States is not the world’s policeman, who will be? Russia? China? Iran? The United Nations? There is no other U.S. We must hold ourselves to a higher standard.

Sorry folks, this is unapologetic, not the happy fairy dust show. We shouldn’t bail on human beings just because Democrats want to be home repressing their own people and spending trillions on pork rather than protecting basic human freedom.

Contrary to Oliver Stone, Howard Zinn and all the 1619 proponents, we are not nation-builders or Monroe Doctrine throwback freaks. We are good people.

Let’s unwind this chaos. Just weeks ago, President Biden assured Americans: "The likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely."

In April, he said: "We will not conduct a hasty rush to the exit. We'll do it responsibly, deliberately, and safely."

This weekend the Taliban entered Kabul "from all sides," in what the New York Times called a "Free Fall" — as they seized nearly all of what we secured over 20 years in a single week, — despite the hundreds of billions of dollars spent by the U.S. and NATO over nearly two decades to build up Afghan security forces.

Beloved Old Glory was torn down as Biden instructed our $700 million dollar embassy to be abandoned and its staff to destroy all American flags so as not to be "misused in propaganda efforts."

The U.S. abandoned our embassy. The Taliban now "sit amongst extreme wealth in the Kabul presidential palace."

Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley finally pulled his political eyes off of American white supremacists focused belatedly on the Taliban. The Taliban just opened their prison doors, letting a full new deck of cards of Taliban and al Qaeda.

When John F Kennedy said, "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country," he challenged every American to contribute in some way to the public good. It comes down to what has become a four-letter word in 2021: character.

So from behind our comfortable couch, truck or desk, do we support our government abandoning the good free people in their country? Or do we have character?

A retaliatory strike after 9/11 and then leaving may have been ideal, but that didn't happen. We stayed. With staying comes responsibility on how you leave. Character.

Do we allow a return to the dark Taliban days as the where women can no longer travel without a man? Where is progressive pussy-cat power Code Pink on this? Do they care?

After his Afghanistan speech, I don't think Biden does. I think leftists only care about power and politics, not people.

Nobody disagrees that Afghanistan is a backwards, Third World sinkhole.

Trying to force peace was popular after Vietnam as well. Two million people died in Southeast Asia before and after our aggressive U.S. politicized pullout.

When the war ended via the Jan. 27, 1973, Paris Peace Agreement, it was immediately met with gross communist violations. After U.S. troops left, Americans lost interest in South Vietnam’s fate.

Congress greatly reduced aid and banned further U.S. military involvement in the region, effectively ensuring a communist victory. Saigon fell soon after in 1975.

As a million South Vietnamese refugees ran to escaped by sea, over 300,000 drowned, and more died in concentration camps and by executions. These aren’t numbers. These are human beings.

The baby boomers turned on honoring our parting commitments. When we enter, we must always leave civilly. Character.

Biden said "I will not repeat the mistakes we made in the past." Yet then-Sen. Biden torpedoed rebuilding Vietnam and now as president is bailing on Afghanistan.

To choose goodness, Americans must act as we think God would want us to do in our higher natures. We can't avoid unknowns like not knowing when a war should properly end when we put people first and politics second.

As hard as it is, it is in the unknown where courage and sacrifice live and it's in the unknown where both freedom and character are made.

Trump got it because he cares for the people first. Leave Afghanistan only when some civil stability is back in place. Abandoning people we conquered is bad. We are better than that. Character.

Biden showed that he has no character.

Is there a screwed up cabal between D.C., the military industrial complex and both parties left and right?

Yes, but Afghanistan is about today. Should we act like Americans and thrive in the unknown, as we put protecting others first? Yes, because that is our higher nature and because we are the good guys.

Sadly, before that happens, we must bring Trump back.

Stay Unapologetic.

Host of ''Unapologetic with Judd Dunning'' on KABC AM790 and on YouTube and Co-Host of "BulletPointNation" with Fox’s Michael Loftus, Judd Dunning is a political author, host, pundit and producer. Judd is also both a Newsmax Regular Guest Commentator, and just authored his new Humanix/Newsmax Book "13 1/2 Reasons Why NOT To Be A Liberal: And How to Enlighten Others." — More Here

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Afghanistan. Welcome to Biden’s Vietnam 2.0, America. Ask yourself why America leads the world’s reluctant interventionists? It’s because we fight for freedom.
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Thursday, 19 August 2021 08:09 AM
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