Thursday, September 16, 2021

Biden Botched Afghanistan. Every American Deserves Answers; Top U.S. General in Afghanistan Contradicts Biden, Told Chain of Command Not to Pull Out; Biden Rejected Blinken and Austin’s Advice on Gradual Afghanistan Withdrawal

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Biden botched Afghanistan. Every American deserves answers
No more lies, no more spin
On August 18, President Biden sat down for an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. He was asked directly if U.S. troops would stay in Afghanistan until every American who wanted to leave could do so.
“Yes,” the president responded.
As we found out just days later, our commander-in-chief broke his promise and left hundreds of Americans and thousands of our Afghan allies behind.
They were stranded — despite what the White House unconscionably claims — left to fend for themselves in a state now controlled by a radical group that aids and abets known terrorists.
Not only did Mr. Biden’s mismanaged exit cause chaos for those wanting to leave, but on August 26, it also cost the lives of 13 U.S. service members.
They were the first American casualties in Afghanistan in 18 months. --->REA MORE HERE
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Top U.S. general in Afghanistan contradicts Biden, told chain of command not to pull out:
The top U.S. general on the ground in Afghanistan told top Pentagon officials that he opposed the total withdrawal of troops before President Biden made the final decision.
In a closed briefing Tuesday to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Gen. Austin Scott Miller confirmed that he registered his dissent with Mr. Biden’s decision with the top brass — Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin; Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the head of U.S. Central Command.
Mr. Biden was asked in an interview last month whether his military advisers suggested that he keep a residual force in Afghanistan to avoid a total collapse. He told interviewer George Stephanopoulos “No. No one said that to me.”
Sen. James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Tuesday after the closed briefing that “we heard enough to know that there are inconsistencies between what the administration has said and the truth.”
“Clearly President Biden didn’t listen to all military advice,” Mr. Inhofe said. --->READ MORE HERE
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