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K.T. McFarland: Afghanistan was always Mission Impossible. Biden's living in fantasyland with this endgame

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13.08.2021

Fox News senior strategic analyst General Jack Keane discusses Biden's Afghanistan foreign policy on 'Special Report.'

President Biden has just sent combat forces back into Afghan to evacuate American civilians at the embassy and Afghans who have assisted us in the war effort. The 3,000 American forces will then presumably shoot their way out as they depart.

Inexplicably, we will leave a "core" diplomatic staff and U.S. combat forces to protect them. The Biden administration believes the Taliban will leave these Americans alone, because they want world approval.

The Biden administration is living in a fantasyland if they think this is going to end well. But when it comes to Afghanistan our political and military leaders have been living in fantasyland for years.

Just a week or so ago, senior U.S. officials were talking about diplomacy and negotiated solutions. A day or so later they said Afghanistan could fall within a matter of months.

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Fantasyland again.

The Taliban will take over all of Afghanistan in a matter of weeks, if not days. As more and more provincial and tribal leaders switch sides to the Taliban, the pressure on the others to do the same will only intensify.

They will be quick to lay down their arms in exchange for amnesty. No tribal leader or province head wants to be the last man standing in support of the Afghan government because Taliban reprisals will be........

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