Biden Nat Sec Adviser makes ABSURD excuse in interview on Afghanistan and not even NBC host could let it pass


Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan made a ridiculous excuse in an interview this morning on the Today Show when asked about Biden’s comments on Afghanistan and the reality on the ground:


"It's certainly the case that the speed with which cities fell was much greater than anyone anticipated including the Afghans, including many of the analysts of who looked hard at this problem," Sullivan said.

"Part of the reason for that is because at the end of the day, despite the fact that we spent 20 years and tens of billions of dollars to give the best equipment, the best training and the best capacity to the Afghan national security forces, we could not give them the will," Sullivan said. "And they ultimately decided that they would not fight for Kabul and they would not fight for the country, and that opened the door to the Taliban to come into Kabul very rapidly."

Sullivan added that there "the capacity to stand up and resist" the Taliban's advances on Kabul, but "that capacity didn't happen."

"I think the worst-case scenario for the United States would be a circumstance in which we were adding back in thousands and thousands of troops to fight and die in a civil war in Afghanistan when the Afghan army wasn't prepared to fight itself," he said. "That was the alternative choice Joe Biden faced."

Sullivan added that the president was left with only "bad choices" and that "no amount" of training, equipment, money or time spent would put the Afghan army in a position to succeed. 

"And the choice he made was to bring U.S. forces home, to get us out of that civil war, to get our diplomats out of the embassy and to ultimately ask the Afghans to step up and fight for themselves," Sullivan said. "It is heartbreaking to see what's happening in Kabul, but the president had to make the best possible choice he could and he stands by that decision."

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