One of the Worst Military Blunders in American History

( – On Friday, Joe Biden vehemently denied any errors in the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, a situation that resulted in the deaths of 13 American soldiers and injuries to many others. His statement came after the State Department published an evaluation report examining the flawed exit operation — an operation that several military historians have labeled one of the worst military blunders in modern American history.

Biden had just completed a live address about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn his proposed $430 billion student loan forgiveness scheme. As he was leaving the area, a reporter questioned whether he would confess to mistakes made in Afghanistan.

The reporter asked, “Mr. President, do you admit failure in Afghanistan? Mistakes? There was a report on Afghanistan withdrawal, saying there was failure, mistakes. Do you admit there were mistakes during the withdrawal and before?”

Biden answered emphatically, “No, no. All the evidence is coming back. Do you remember what I said about Afghanistan? I said al-Qaeda would not be there. I said it wouldn’t be there. I said we’d get assistance from the Taliban. What’s happening now? What’s going on? Read your press. I was correct.”

When another reporter tried to question him about the report, Biden exited the room.

Biden had previously refused to express regret over the withdrawal, which resulted in a hasty departure of American officials, contractors, and citizens when the Taliban unexpectedly took control of Kabul and overthrew the U.S.-supported government.

The review, which looked primarily at the actions of the State Department, criticized both the Trump and Biden administrations for their failure to prepare for the worst possible outcomes.

The release of the State Department’s report occurred on the Friday before the Fourth of July weekend, leading some journalists to question during a White House briefing if this timing was intended to downplay the report’s findings.

As of now, no one has been dismissed due to the flawed withdrawal, which led to the deaths of 13 American soldiers and roughly 170 Afghans when a suicide bomber from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria targeted an airport gate being used for the disorderly evacuation.

Marine Staff Sergeant Tyler Vargas-Andrews gave evidence to Congress that he and his colleagues had spotted the suicide bomber but weren’t granted permission to take action, as reported by Breitbart News.