Even the NY Times agrees. Intelligence Warned of Afghan Military Collapse, Despite Biden’s Assurances. When the Times tells you that Biden was warned months ago of what was happening. But Saigon Joe and his administration were bragging about the 300,000 strong.
Classified assessments by American spy agencies over the summer painted an increasingly grim picture of the prospect of a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and warned of the rapid collapse of the Afghan military, even as President Biden and his advisers said publicly that was unlikely to happen as quickly, according to current and former American government officials.
By July, many intelligence reports grew more pessimistic, questioning whether any Afghan security forces would muster serious resistance and whether the government could hold on in Kabul, the capital. President Biden said on July 8 that the Afghan government was unlikely to fall and that there would be no chaotic evacuations of Americans similar to the end of the Vietnam War.
So our Intelligence folks on the ground warned Biden and he refused to act.