“You know I’ve been there two and a half years, a little over that, and I've never seen anything like this. Broad strategy, I think Trump had it right: we can’t be the policemen of the world. But the execution here has been panned across the political spectrum."
“This is a blemish that to me, along with the call that Biden made on the southern border about undoing policies that were actually working just because they were Trump’s - I don’t know that he survives this leading into the 2022 election and then 2024.”
“When you look at all the blood and treasure, leaving all the equipment there for the Taliban, it’s just one crazy result after another. I think there’s going to be a big political price to pay."
"In a way, it looks like Saigon 2.0 to me.”
"You know I’ve heard the term 'malpractice' used [in reference to the botched Afghanistan exit] and I think that that would be a good way to describe it. Also what you glean from this is, it looks like the Biden Administration – just like when it was the Obama-Biden orchestration of unwinding in Iraq – look at the vacuum that created: you had to come back in and clean it up. Part of running any successful organization is to have a good long term plan, but as you implement it or even take it into another direction you can’t have chaos along the way."
"I think what [President Biden] has done at the southern border, what we’ve seen in Afghanistan, and the $3.5 trillion they’re ready to unload with this 'soft infrastructure' plan, it seems like the Biden administration is going to do what they want to do come hell or high water, regardless of the bad results."
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