Biden is not happy.
Rep. Adam Schiff questioned President Joe Biden on why he did not have any contingencies in place for the crisis in Afghanistan. He added that the crisis was a “foreseeable” outcome that could have been prevented.
“You know, looking at it from the intel perspective, I think the intelligence was pretty good,” Schiff remarked. “Now, that’s not to say that the intelligence agency predicted the Afghan government would fall in a matter of days, but over the last six to nine months, and really over the last couple of years, the intelligence community produced increasingly pessimistic assessments of whether the Afghan government would maintain itself and eventually how quickly it would fall.”
He added, “I think there are profound questions that the military needs to answer as well as and the State Department about why the military didn’t have plans for this contingency when it was a foreseeable one, even if it wasn’t the most probable one and why the State Department didn’t move with greater alacrity to process the special immigrant visas and understand exactly where Americans were.”
“I think people should be held accountable,” he added.