Now that Congress has a chance to ask some of our leaders direct questions — under oath — we have a chance to sift the truth from the spin. Especially where the testimony doesn’t fit the narrative we’ve been sold.
Here is the exchange between Senator Tom Cotton and several leaders talking about whether Biden ever heard the critical advice about troops in Afghanistan he claims never to have received… advice that could have dramatically changed the course of events in Afghanistan, up to, and including, leaving without significant loss of American lives, prestige, and property.
Done correctly, the Democratically-elected government might even have remained in place, keeping the Taliban in check. At the very least, the Taliban prisoners being held at Bagram wouldn’t have been sprung by the terrorists, because we wouldn’t have abandoned Bagram.
Last month, Joe Biden claimed that no military leader advised him to leave a small troop presence in Afghanistan.
Today, General Milley and General McKenzie both confirmed their recommendation that 2,500 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan.
Which is it? pic.twitter.com/3Tnw1a6V4q
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) September 28, 2021
— MRCTV (@mrctv) September 28, 2021
Senator Blackburn was strictly business.
The Biden administration has failed us time and time again. The botched operation in Afghanistan is a new low. pic.twitter.com/rnjTAR6Px8
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) September 28, 2021
And here is Tom Cotton with the money question…
.@SenTomCotton: "Why haven't you resigned?"
Gen. Milley: "It would be an incredible act of political defiance for a commissioned officer to just resign because my advice is not taken." He also says, "My dad didn't get a choice to resign at Iwo Jima." pic.twitter.com/7D4w3KUR03
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 28, 2021
Milley forgot that an illegal order isn’t the only rationale for a general’s resignation. The other reason is in protest to an immoral order.
If breaking a promise and abandoning Americans to the hands of a known group of terrorists doesn’t rank as immoral, it would be interesting to know what DOES rise to that criterion in his whirring tin brain.
How does all of this testimony reflect on Joe Biden?
Badly, in either of two possibilities:
1. Biden out and out lied.
2. Scarier… He didn't remember.https://t.co/VPm6GAtgOP
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) September 28, 2021
Check out Doug’s latest book, The Art of Joe: The Political Brilliance of President Biden. If you have left-leaning family members, workmates, or classmates, to buy several copies and place them in common areas. Make sure you have your video camera ready for when they pick it up and thumb through it because they will be triggered which will make for a great viral video to share across social media. Also, buy a couple for the GOP NeverTrumpers that you know. Finally, both the book’s cover and the epilogue, Notable Quotable Joe are worth the price of admission. We’ve included before and after Biden on Afghanistan. Jen Psaki will no likey this book, but you will. BTW, the book is 95% bereft of any content. Just like Biden’s head.