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Right now, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is getting (mostly) grilled by Senators on Capitol Hill. The topic of the day is, of course, the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan during which 13 American service members and hundreds of Afghans were murdered by a suicide bomber.

To this point, not a single resignation from the Biden administration has been tendered, and Blinken is busy at work gaslighting the American people about what transpired. Yet, while most of the hearing is only serving as an opportunity for grandstanding, Sen. Mitt Romney did elicit one damning admission.

Q from @MittRomney: “has the Taliban abandoned their sympathy for al Qaeda, Haqqani network – or has that relationship been severed?” @SecBlinken: the relationship has not been severed and it’s a very open question as to whether their views and the relationship has changed…

— Ali Rogin (@AliRogin) September 14, 2021

… which i believe they would have an interest in not seeing repeated. (didn’t we just declare that we left because we were no longer interested in committing to being able to do those “certain things?”)

— Ali Rogin (@AliRogin) September 14, 2021

Remember, we only have to go back to Saturday to see Joe Biden claiming that Al Qaeda had been destroyed in Afghanistan. Yet, here’s the Secretary of State admitting that not only does Al Qaeda still exist there, but that the Taliban and the Haqqani network (which basically runs security in the country) are still allied with the terrorist group that took almost 3,000 American lives on 9/11.

That begs the question of what exactly is the strategy going forward is? If the Taliban are not only sympathetic to Al Qaeda but are openly still in a relationship with them, doesn’t that ensure the rise of a threat to the US homeland again? Never mind the impact on other parts of the globe, whether that be Europe, the Middle East, or Africa.

For his part, Blinken is insistent that the Taliban have every incentive to ensure Al Qaeda doesn’t lash out and remains a marginal force. Our smart set truly

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