tv The Next Revolution With Steve Hilton FOX News August 16, 2021 12:00am-1:00am PDT
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mothers and fathers and wives and husbands and sons and daughters and friends and neighbors and all fallen heroes look on in disbelief and rage as this bumbling idiot in the white house barely listed puppet the week incompetent apology for president he races practically overnight one of the justification there ever was for this disastrous misadventure with the head of the joint chiefs this morning telling senators over a phone call thanks to what is happening right now in afghanistan based web biden has done we are more at risk here in america and how the establishment laughed at trump for his foreign-policy inexperience. that he is so ignorant he hasn't read the right books and doesn't know history but he knew what he wanted. peace through strength and look what he delivered.
china confronted, isis defeated, i ran depleted in america protected and what have we got now? the establishment got their risk with the high policy joe biden into office weakness wherever you look chaos at the border, chaos in the middle east and iran is emboldened as china is emboldened and of course unfolding right before our eyes the biggest calamity the most embarrassing weakness of all the abject humiliation of bidens afghan debacle. where is he anyway as the reputation of his regime as it collapses around him instead of leading or helping to get americans and allies out to salvage something from the record —- wreckage of the
policies and busy playing politics. it is trumps for he negotiated a bad bill my hands were tied. where they? they were tied for the iran policy were border policy or energy policy that he set about reversing the many he was inaugurated by just this one afghanistan. impossible to reverse. nothing i could do. sorry. now they try to blame the intelligence agencies throwing them under the bus. congresswoman jackie spear this morning. >> a crisis of untold proportions and intelligence failure. we underestimated the taliban and overestimated the resolve of the afghan army. steve: this is a crucial point they are trying to pretend the
intelligence agency gave them the all clear to go ahead for the rushed retreat. >> they have assessed the afghan government will likely collapse. >> that is not true. >> please clarify what they have told you that will happen or not? >> that is not true. they did not i renounce a second question. >> that is now with others who were briefed say. >> the strength of the taliban didn't listen to the intelligence community because every time i got the ac briefing assessment it was the grimmest assessment i have ever heard on afghanistan. steve: let's be very clear this is shaping up to be a scandal of iraq and wmd proportions they are blaming the intelligence for this disaster they said it would be
fine if we pulled out. there's no way the taliban could take over. but biden is line based on intelligence so is jackie spear in all democrats trying to shift blame onto the intelligence agency. >> intelligence community has assessed the afghan government will likely collapse. >> that is not true. >> please clarify what they have told you have that would happen or not. >> that is not true they did not reach that conclusion. >> this was july 8 this is what everyone should be focused on finding out what was biden told by the intelligence agency and did he lie about it in the july 8 press conference? he blames intelligence, trump next the delta of area for his disaster or people not wearing masks or racism or anyone
except the person who is responsible, himself. that he gave the taliban conditions and consequences if they broke them and then no idle threats but instead from biden we have nothing but weakness and ineptitude in pursuit of a political deadline to get up by september 11. and then to send another 5000 troops back in shows how little pop on —- proper planning went in to get them out. here is ryan crocker with the ambassador when biden was vice president. >> it is disingenuous to say and then to embrace the process he owns a lock stock and barrel, guaranteeing that.
steve: in another interview unless there are grave questions in my mind about biden's ability to lead our nation as commander in chief to have read this so wrong or even worse to have understood what it was likely to happen and not care. his attempts to avoid accountability are shameful but even worse, the disgusting spectacle of the authors of two decades of death and destruction to extract a sick vindication seeing that we are right all along with more troops over there and then to assist the neocon lunatics the media tries to blame trump one president and one administration that deserves to be held accountable. it is george w. bush who
scorned that the world's goodwill for the legitimate intervention in pursuit of al qaeda and instead lying to iraq but that media was anything to push because they hate trump and the brazen neocon keeps going like bloodthirsty zombies the dark queen of them all is cheney who sacrificed her own sister for her political career now to exploit america's humiliation in pursuit of her own to arrange personal then data. how dare they after all they have done to this country of the twisted ideologies they want more troops more adventures and more war. because war is the cheney family business fight by other people's children for their own personal gain the corrupt
military-industrial complex business with the establishment all of them getting rich as the world burns. and then with that corrupt groupthink you don't have to invade other countries to defend this one. you do not have to send young americans to their deaths to save lives here. peace through strength for four years and worked. but now we're back to the worst of it all. it's not peace through strength about the exact opposite. let me know what you think at steve hilton and share this message when we post it. let's bring in our next
guest. author of chasing the line the deputy commanding general of us forces in afghanistan. and then to ask about one specific aspect and the intelligence saudi thinking as you survey what is unfolding tonight? >> the first message is all the troops but then you denied sanctuary to terrace to plan to do us harm from 9/11. so thank you to all the soldiers and sailors and airmen and marines this is not your fault is the politicians fall it is joe biden's fault the rest of the administration that took us down the path
with the last one —- laissez-faire manner it is incomprehensible to me that we cannot thousands of americans, tens of thousands of afghans and with those part of demarcation from kabul and kandahar and our line of communication going on that's not hard to figure out for the taliban. and this failure is epic proportions. biden has armed the taliban i want to say it now has a 30th or 40th largest air force in the world because of the equipment not that they are using it but the intelligence that will happen with iran and china as they sell that and
be invested in the political solution but the biden administration shut down the talks wanted nothing to do with that because the biden foreign policy does everything opposite of trump regardless of the outcome. this is the logical extension of that when you are so amateur you believe your own press releases by the mainstream media. they do have some blame because they protected the biden / harris ticket there was no due diligence or to take our hard look at their positions but the operatives just wanted hide and lie —- biden and harrison office of there was no vetting going on there. so the diplomatic piece in doing this at a time that is not wide-open fighting, i do
believe we had some over the horizon solutions and remember the president was strong on deterrence messaging rectally with the taliban know soldier killed the last 12 months we were there because he said if you kill an american i will unleash everything on you. so i think those three components. steve: that's the point i made. sorry to cut you off that i think that was a fantastic summary and shows there really was a different way to achieve the aim so many people want to see while protecting security and avoiding this humiliation great to see you tonight. bringing in the next guest house a foreign affairs committee, congressman your thoughts? >> it is important that people understand america is not a
week country we killed the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks. we stayed for 20 years we did the best and we spent over $900 billion on the armed forces in afghanistan and now we have a week president who can't control the border and running rampant while the politicians talked about defunding the police. we have a president who is overreacting to the delta variant and ignoring inflation and continues to spend data a rapid rate undermining the security strong country but those adversaries are to understand very clearly that if they take a risk now we will have a republican congress in a year and a half and a republican president and
three and half years anything they do now is foolhardy. steve: such an important point because obviously you have the impact of what is going on right now but the message that it sends that american resolve and competence that is what is so destructive but all of america is not joe biden and his incompetent regime. can i ask you about this point you have two conflicting views you have biden and his allies saying during the intelligence under the best to say massive intelligence failures and then the republican colleague saying i was briefed and they said this kind of thing would happen and the situation was incredibly bad. someone is not telling the truth.
>> it is a great irony the intelligence community that waged a war on president trump is now being criticized by the democrats, the leader that they wanted and not leader now throws them under the bus to suggest they are incompetent they knew the threat and afghanistan and they predicted the threat and president biden wanted to put our happy face on this. the intelligence community got this wrong in america is far better off with a strong president and the week president we have now. steve: will we ever see or find out why intelligence biden received about the consequences of this decision? is that important to find out? >> i believe we will.
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steve: just a few weeks ago biden along the top generals brief the world of the deteriorating situation ahead making it seem like we had a formidable force but afghanistan was not a concern. >> the afghan troops have 300,000 well-equipped, as well as any army in the world and an air force again something like 75000 taliban. the likelihood will be the taliban overrunning everything
and the whole country is highly unlikely. >> i will say this again the negative outcome the military takeover is not the foregone conclusion. steve: a complete lie as we have seen here over the last 24 hours the intelligence community and the pompous democrats have no clue what they were doing from coronavirus to the humanitarian crisis at the southern border the foreign-policy nightmare and the biden regime and the establishment lackeys have mismanaged every crisis possible all within the span of seven months joining us now to break it down fox news contributor. we were told put the establishment guys back in charge and everything will be fine after trump. look what they have done. >> yes. that was the argument establishment knows how to do things and donald trump is out of control he had no idea how
to run things. the man who gave us the abraham accords and dealt with baghdad he and message after message about strengthen vision and commitment that you did not have to do that with boots on the ground and still manage the monsters among us economically with sanctions and cutting off the leadership all you needed to do without putting more americans at risk and we were told of course that trump was the maniac all of this was projection what we have now is even more concerning. and your monolog was right on the mark because while we have a president who clearly is weak, my concern even showing him answering those questions, i don't think biden has the capacity to lie about this. he says what he has been told and then in the meantime we have an issue where we're not quite sure who is making those decisions. was at biden? was he directly briefed by a
second or third party? how many layers does it go through and why was he spirited away from the white house as the situation became more dire and now it will be days before he addresses us? is that because he is at the pool or he is incapable to address this now? there is a point we have to admit what is going on is not normal. afghanistan is not a one-off it is a whole host of issues facing this country. the economy, border, crime out of control, inflation, internationl issues will get worse as china and russia and iran benefit from this disaster. and republicans must step up with more than whips and funny one-liners to do with this when it comes to and oh my gosh liz cheney a perfect example of a relic, a relic of
the previous world where all of this is fine. the january 6 commission must stop. congress must get on to real business matters like the world on the edge of four and this country falling apart. now is the time to get up and do their job. steve: i cannot agree more. i will not take up any more of your time. janel? >> i think what we see is the embarrassment on the world stage we spent 20 years to stabilize afghanistan and in a matter of days the country faces collapse the real issue there is a weak demobilization plan by the biden administration and now the alternative is to negotiate with terrorist cracks that should never be an option we need leadership that has a
backbone that will not point fingers and instead of having just plan a they need plan b in case the first one does not work out clearly that was not the case. now they strengthen the taliban now we have americans standing on the roof of the embassy waiting to be rescued. how did this happen? what will happen to the 70000 afghans that do not support the taliban are they now refugees and it is our responsibility? we have a crisis at the border and now overseas i don't know what the next move will be. steve: and it reminds me of a another point. it is all virtues signaling. send to the right messages like the woke stuff on the actual substance of government that they go on and on about they are completely useless. >> that becomes dangerous. a few months ago we had the gay pride flag and black lives
matter over the embassy now the american country flag is gone the afghan country flag is gone but that was a good virtue signal. this speaks to the nature of the theater, literally the theater to have so many lives at risk. and the terrorism that will unfold first on women and girls of that country progressives, parading up and down with women and women's rights and pronouns may have just condemned thousands of women and girls essentially to slavery. locked in their homes, banned from school generations of women will be lost because the navelgazing critical race theory they push the military into.
all of this has to stop. people have to have a spine and say enough is enough. this will not stop. they will not sit back and have tea next week. the taliban have her weaponry now china is hugging them this is regional that will get completely out of control and condemn many more lives. steve: exactly. the scale of the disaster. the only positive is just the sheer scale might finally wake people up to see the reality of this appalling regime we will see both later in the show much more
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steve: i will dig into this question with biden the democrats say this is an intelligence failure we were never told anything like this could happen and basically they told us it's fine to go ahead with the plan that we implemented but yet on the other hand michael mccall says today that the intelligence he saw exactly predicted this would be the consequence. someone is lying in here to help us figure it out is a member of the house armed services committee florida
congressman great to see you tonight just before we get into the intelligence question you are on the call today the congressional briefing from secretary blank and and what have you learned from that call today? >> not a lot to be honest. there was a healthy mix of excuses and finger-pointing at the biden administration suddenly find itself trapped by ideals started under his predecessor but yet we should point out that they are bound by the keystone pipeline the iran deal anything to do with israel they have no problem ripping up those deals but now suddenly this was bound by and they were boxed in. and then to have secretary
austin a former general sit there and just finger-pointing and blame the afghans as though this is just the afghan problem it is a terrorism problem it is a global problem in the intelligence community has been very clear it will follow us back home it will spread like a cancer what happens in afghanistan does not stay in afghanistan and this will hit us at home again but yet we have a lot of excuses and finger-pointing. steve: to the intelligence point you have jackie's spear california congresswoman very clearly saying this is a massive failure it did not tell us that this could happen your colleague says absolutely the intelligence said this would happen i think that's
crucial because it says if biden tries to blame the intelligence and it turns out he was warned of this would happen that is a really important thing for us to know. >> he was absolutely warned the pentagon advised against doing this as well that congress was briefed that al qaeda fully intends to take advantage of the vacuum caused to reconstitute and to strike the west this is a repeat of the obama administration pulling us out too soon to reckless leading to the attacks across europe and in the united states that will all happen again but this time far worse because now the taliban is armed with trolls of heaven on —- heavy weaponry , machine guns, ammunition that we have to fight our way
through and we have no bases in the region with afghanistan surrendered by a russia and iran and china and former russia client states. we have nothing to go back into so the intelligence is crystal clear if they hasn't been wasn't clear are being disingenuous. steve: that's a polite way but when biden said july 8 the intelligence said to him when it was put to him that if you do this the afghan government will collapse and biden said no, that is not what the intelligence is saying, was the president lying? >> he is either clueless or lying or all of the above i haven't figured it out yet. but it is an important point
to understand what biden did inherit was the foreign-policy team the same that played the playbook leading to the rise of isis and the secretary of defense austin was in charge of the middle east with his own scandal for suppressing intelligence that said don't do this in iraq it will lead to the rise of isis and now we know the thousands of lives of that cost around the world. secretary blinken was the national security advisor, austin in charge of the middle east, biden was the vice president and now all of them you thought they would have learned from that disaster but now they just repeat the same playbook only this time far worse. steve: a really important point thank you for reminding us of those important details of the mindset
steve: the past few days the biden regime can spend more time about real issues of america's security is set of the book politics into the military also the title of his "fox nation"'s special right after the show and janel is back with us. this is so infuriating that they have been pushing the woke nonsense instead of actually dealing with real issues.
>> absolutely. every minute spent teaching us soldiers and troops about critical race theory then we would be strictly better off no day better than today to remember that. the first book that talks about the geo of those is when you obsess with self-criticism as a country to undermine your moral standing to project a strength abroad and today is a good day to remember that lesson as well a sad day better lesson to take home anyway. steve: completely right. and with total weakness and people are laughing in beijing. >> including our enemies. >> absolutely. the problem we have today with a whole woke culture and there
is a fourth compliance arm called cancel culture something my husband said his running for u.s. senate right now is that when it comes to the military they are supposed to conform to the culture of the military not the military conform to the cultures of people who join our military. my husband and i are currently on tour here in georgia hitting 159 counties and 30 days. we are talking to real people. they want us to get out of this and on cancel america and be part of our country. right now we see that witness but i want to go back to sleep we need to get back to the basics to make sure we put america first and america is strong and we show up strong on the world stage. that is the biggest issue we are having right now. when you weaken the military and it has nothing to do with the justice warriors we are now in a position they don't want to serve in the military so now it will be can
ourselves. steve: and it all feels so decadent and unserious the way that this virtues signaling and someone while they preside over the shambles. >> one of the things about virtues signaling it becomes more important than virtue itself that's what woke culture is all about but it's not just nonserious it does get quite serious when capitalism gets involved so big government and a different kind of business but what i talk about in my book in the upcoming special is the birth of the woke industrial content one —- complex a merger with big businesses far more powerful because it can do what neither can do want its own and that is what they cover up with the nonserious
smoke values is a serious agenda infringing on every days americans by using the profit of being business to supercharge that that's a scheme of the century and something we reveal in the book in the upcoming special as well. steve: i reference right at the top the families and the heroes we have lost in all the suffering what must they be thinking when they survey this? >> it has to be heartbreaking just being married to a veteran or a bonus son who is a veteran days signed up to give their lives for the country but this depends on leadership that will make decisions not to place them in harms way and in a position to be strong to be a good representation of this country so when i think of these families and what they have suffered and gone through one —- gone through it is an embarrassment it is
heartbreaking and we are better than us and have to show the world we are better than this. steve: well put thank you both be sure to stick around after this show and we will be look, this isn't my first rodeo and let me tell you something, i wouldn't be here if i thought reverse mortgages took advantage of any american senior, or worse, that it was some way to take your home. it's just a loan designed for older homeowners, and, it's helped over a million americans. a reverse mortgage loan isn't some kind of trick to take your home. it's a loan, like any other. big difference is how you pay it back. find out how reverse mortgages really work with aag's free, no-obligation reverse mortgage guide. eliminate monthly mortgage payments, pay bills, medical costs, and more. call now and get your free info kit.
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surprise. former defense secretary gates got it right, noted joe biden, it been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy issue. it is not just biden but entire washington swamp establishment. tammy bruce we've talked about it many times, rarely been more true than tonight, i fear it will get worse. >> this is heartbreaking, atlantic's headline biden's betrayal of the afghans will live in infamy. this is more than just a disagreement with all roads and which roads you take to rome. not even about conservative or liberal this is about decision making that was about revenge,
hatred, obsession of donald trump, because he committed the crime of showing the american people, that you could do things differently, there was a way to make this country elevated and make her better for everyone, economically and otherwise. and now you have got whether it is the chaos, elimination of our border, and a nonsensical economic plan. a congress that is aiding and enabling this is trillions in spending, without thinking that what shap -- what is happening in afghanistan might change your needs for the budget. my god, it is a betrayal. it is a betrayal first of us, then the rest of the world that relies on us. ukrainians must be wondering and taiwanese must be terrified at-this-point, everyone that
relied on america, that had their backs now is sure quite frightened, we all have a responsible to change that this is not a movie where we sit back and watch and are able to leave the darkened room after. we must speak up, those republicans and democrats who care about their constituents must put an end to the charade of this administration, we have faceless, unelect bureaucrats, i believe are making the decisions that lead us to this point, people that never would have been elected and americans do not want what they are selling, yet this is the world we now live in. enough is enough, we must say no from this point forward. steve: right. they have been found out that is the point. we know what we doing.
trump showed them up, he got results, the minute he is gone, they try to reverse it, look what happened. tammy, thank you. you nailed it. set your dvr, we'll see you next sunday when the next revolution sunday when the next revolution jillian: it is monday, august 16th. straight to a fox news alert, an unmitigated disaster, the afghan government collapsing to the taliban as militants storm kabul and take the presidential palace. >> the pentagon sending additional troops to evacuate americans who are gathered at the kabul airport, still no word from president biden. jillian: you're watching "fox & friends first" on this very busy monday morning. i'm jillian mele. carley: i'm carley shimkus in for todd piro. we have coverage on the deteriorating situation in afghanistan with caroline live