President Biden is facing harsh criticism from Republicans and Obama-era officials over his Afghanistan exit-strategy. According to The Daily Caller, multiple former Obama officials are distraught and critical of Biden's failure to exit Afghanistan properly.
Most notably, US Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker called the exit a "self-inflicted wound." He continued to tell The Spokesman-Review that Biden should have seen the Taliban takeover coming.
"We're going to pay for that for a long time to come, and that's why it is insane – just idiotic – to think that we can tell the Taliban that if they don't stop taking over territory and play nice, the international community will withhold recognition and support," said Crocker.
The Obama-era Ambassador then questioned Biden's ability to govern as President of The United States of America. "I'm left with some grave questions in my mind about his ability to lead our nation as commander-in-chief," he concluded. "To have read this so wrong – or, even worse, to have understood what was likely to happen and not care."
Obama advisers David Axelrod and Brett Bruen also criticized Biden for the foreign policy failure. In addition to pointing out the inadequacy of the exit from Afghanistan, Axelrod also criticized Biden for not fully taking responsibility.
Bruen echoed these concerns on America's Newsroom. "I can say there were a number of us from the Obama administration officials who are concerned. We want nothing but the best for our country. We want nothing but the best for Biden's team, but they have had a number of unforced errors. Afghanistan is the worst of them," said Bruen.
Finally, the former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told CNN's John King that Biden's failure was reminiscent of President John F. Kennedy and the failed Cuban rebellion at the Bay of Pigs.
"In many ways, I think of John Kennedy and the Bay of Pigs, you know? It unfolded quickly, and the President thought that everything would be fine, and that was not the case," Panetta said. He added, on the other hand, that Kennedy "took responsibility for what took place."
As the situation worsens in Afghanistan, it remains to be seen whether more Democrat allies will openly criticize the president.