The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome. Welcome. I’m Ed Martin. It is important right now. We are in Crisis Afghanistan: Day 1. Crisis Afghanistan: Day 1.
We are now at a pivot point in American history. Crisis Afghanistan: Day 1 – it’s laid bare all the things that you worried about when you thought, whatever party were, when you thought maybe the people in charge aren’t up for the job.
Crisis Afghanistan: Day 1, what do we have on day one after we supposedly got out of Afghanistan? That was what President Joe Biden trumpeted, and he sent his Secretary of State out to brag about that. Except on day one, Crisis Afghanistan: Day 1, what do we know?
Americans are trapped in Afghanistan, held hostage by the Taliban. That’s what we know. We have Crisis Afghanistan: Day 1. North Korea is arming itself with nuclear well, at least nuclear material. On day one.
I mean, we have beheadings. We have reports of beheadings, reports of tongues being cut out of interpreters who helped the Americans. I mean, crazy reports of thousands, hundreds, I don’t know how many dogs that were left behind. We left them locked up and I don’t know, didn’t feed them. I have a dog, two dogs. I love dogs. I’m not sure it’s the same as all these people that are stuck behind there.
But one after another. Crisis Afghanistan: Day 1, it’s a disaster. And then our president comes out and does a press conference on Crisis Afghanistan: Day 1. What does he say? “Oh, went great. It went great. We got 120,000 people airlifted out.”
Didn’t say how many were Americans, by the way. But we know that there’s hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans stuck in Afghanistan, held hostage by the Taliban. How’s this going to go?
What’s going to happen when the kid, I think three years old, there’s a picture of his passport, not a picture of him. They blacked it out. He’s stuck behind Taliban lines. We have women targeted in Afghanistan. We have 85 billion with a B dollars worth of American equipment. Weapons, missile launchers, automatic weapons, helicopters, planes. I don’t know if they had tanks. I didn’t see that.
Crisis Afghanistan: Day 1 is a pivot in American history. Do you feel it? The world is looking at this and saying what’s happening here. And I’ll tell you the fact that Congress is out of session, so they can’t even comment meaningfully. They’re not even up there.
There’s nothing they can do, and they won’t do it anyway because they’re Democrats. There’s no one who’s got the pulpit of the opposite party who could say this is a disaster. They’re mostly hiding – Pelosi, Schumer – and not answering. So we have a broken American system of governing with incompetence, and again, Salena Zito in a few moments we’ll talk to her.
And her piece at the Washington examiner says it’s not incompetence. It’s negligence. Repeated conduct that’s so bad is negligence. She’s probably right. She’s always a very good writer.
But Crisis Afghanistan: Day 1, we have a president – he can’t secure the border, he can’t properly do his job. The Supreme Court struck down his eviction moratorium change. It was made up. He admitted that. He can’t competently run the military. Whatever military, whoever in the senior levels of the military allowed this to go on and hasn’t resigned – it’s a crazy situation.
We have a COVID pandemic or whatever it is, which has one messaging from Fauci, another messaging from Walensky at CDC. It’s got states, school teachers unions in the state saying one thing, mayors saying another state after state. It’s just a disaster.
And I’m going to tell you something I’ve told you before, it’s Crisis Afghanistan: Day 1, but you know who’s going to pay first politically? Gavin Newsom. His fate is sealed. And the next guy, that’s fate is sealed as Terry McAuliffe running for Governor Virginia. His fate is sealed.
Because when Crisis Afghanistan: Day 1, it might sound familiar, because back in 1979, a little TV show started. It later became Nightline. It was called Iran… The Crisis in Iran, America Held Hostage. It was called. And pretty soon after ’79, you know what happened. Reagan won and so did almost everybody else.
And what’s shaping up is a characterization, a description of this president’s governing effort that includes negligence in Afghanistan, health care disaster on COVID, inflation around the corner. And, you know, the general feeling in the country is we’re not getting enough communication out of the guy.
And I have said repeatedly, one of the problems that we’re facing right now is we’re being governed by a man who thinks he’s a Senator.
If you’re a United States Senator, you can never be told to show up anywhere. You can never be told to vote any way. You can never be told to apologize. You can never be told “You must address the press.” All of that is up to you.
You cannot be ejected from the US Senate because it would take a vote of your fellow senators. And, of course, there’s honor among thieves.
So the crisis we’re facing, Crisis Afghanistan: Day 1, we’re in day one of this is because we have a man who is a Senator. And again, another thing with senators, a staff of a Senator. This is a very important point, actually. I was talking to a friend of mine, Eric Kampmann, who’s a big publisher and a very smart guy. And he said this, so I’ll give him credit, but I’ll draw it to my description also.
He said, Eric said, the problem here is that Biden made decisions, and he wouldn’t let anyone tell him it was wrong. Or if people came to him and said, here’s the decision, you should do this, sir. Bring out the military first, leave eveybody else behind, then we’ll come and get them. It’s hard to believe the military said that.
I think it’s what Biden came up with. It’s what he wanted to do. And we’re gonna do it this way, and no one could talk him out of it. And no one resigned, and no one had the courage around him. If you’re an executive, you have an executive team that is gonna confront you. That’s part of their job. It’s not easy, actually.
A good executive is going to have people to tell him no. Sometimes executive will have just one person who always tells him, he plays the Devil’s advocate. But Biden couldn’t overrule anybody, wouldn’t have anybody on his staff tell him “you can’t do this, sir, or I quit.”
You know what that’s like? On a US Senate staff, the staff is also untouchable. As long as you keep the boss happy, when you’re a US Senator, a staffer, no one can mess with you. You can’t get fired by the majority leader. Can’t get fired by the minority leader. Can’t get fired by the executive. You can’t be fired by the body of evaluators.
You can’t get fired if you’re a staffer for a US Senator. So when the US Senator says, I’m not changing my mind, I don’t care. I’m doing X. I’m saying why. Even if a staffer tries a little bit, what happens pretty quick is you realize that doesn’t matter. I’m only a US Senator. Can’t get fired. Can’t get thrown out of the Senate.
You usually can’t get beaten in your home state. You can raise so much money, have so much power. Or at least you’re on a long term, six years.
So Crisis Afghanistan: Day 1, with people trapped behind the Taliban lines, people who are uncertain about where their loved ones are. What’s happening. We have billions and billions of dollars in weapons. We have the rest of the world rising up and saying, okay, we’ve got a weakened America, or at least a weakened White House, and Congress is lost.
Congress is not in session, and it’s not going to say anything. Even if you’re a Republican and you say something, you’re going to not get any traction because you’re in the minority and the media is not going to allow it.
So we’re down to Tucker Carlson describing it. That’s good. Salena Zito describing it. That’s good. Some of our journalists are saying it. But Crisis Afghanistan – day one, we’re on day one! How do you think this is gonna be in 30 days? 60 days, 90 days?
Because it’s not only Crisis Afghanistan, this is the pivot. It’s a crisis in the White House. Crisis in America. This is just day one. What a mess. What a mess.
All right, we’re gonna take a break. We’ll come back, talk to Salena Zito. And don’t worry, don’t worry.
There is always a path forward. The beauty of America is the people are stronger than their stupid, stupid government. And our institutions are stronger too, our Constitution and others. But we’ve got to get to the point where we get some people who will stand up and fight back. That’s it.
Crisis Afghanistan: Day 1, what a day. All right, we’ll take a break and be right back. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. By the way, visit ProAmericaReport.Com to listen to this segment and other segments, I post them up after the show. Be right back.