At this very moment, the Taliban are conducting a blitzkrieg campaign that would make Hitler proud. The gains they have made in the last week are disturbing, as the Afghan National Army (ANA) and other Afghan government security forces are incapable or unwilling to stand and fight. The ANA is simply giving territory away and the Taliban are recapturing it.

President Biden has doubled down on his statements claiming that the ANA and the Afghan government can and will defend themselves and the country. This is not only grossly inaccurate, it’s patently false. It borders on a lie that no one in the administration can possibly believe. One cannot help but wonder if President Biden is even paying attention; what is he watching?

While many people are seemingly surprised about the gains the Taliban have made in the last two weeks, many of us are not. In fact, we knew it was coming. And we’ve been saying it for years.

While President Biden clings to this naivety about Afghanistan, the situation is getting worse.