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Sometimes, even Jake Tapper has to pretend he cares about his role as journalist enough to ask Democrats the hard questions. Here’s Kirby’s attempt to spin his way out of any responsibility.
Two hears after Biden’s catastrophic withdrawal from
Saigon Kabul Gold Star parents recently had their chance to have their voice heard.
John Kirby, one of the faces behind the podium during the fall of Kabul, was working hard to rewrite history in his favor, telling us the suicide bombing could not have been prevented.
Biden spokesman John Kirby responds to criticism of the botched Afghanistan withdrawal — including from the Gold Star mom of fallen Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover:
"There wasn't much that could've been done to prevent that attack from coming, as tragic as it was." pic.twitter.com/vMfmuDuxvj
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 17, 2023
Like everything else we’ve been told about Afghanistan — from ‘Righteous strike’ to ‘not leaving any Americans behind’ that was a load of crap.
Jerry Dunleavy used citations from his own book, Kabul: The Untold Story to discredit these claims:
The 2nd revelation comes from the DOD investigation into the botched U.S. airstrike in Kabul a few days after the bombing, with military officers testifying they had requested a strike against an ISIS-K location in Afghanistan prior to the Abbey Gate bombing, but that the request… pic.twitter.com/mLcn3RdmPZ
— Jerry Dunleavy 🇺🇸 (@JerryDunleavy) August 13, 2023
Then he referenced the more obvious objection that first came to this writer’s mind:
Plus, in our book 𝘒𝘈𝘉𝘜𝘓, we found evidence that U.S. military leadership likely didn’t do all it could’ve to hit ISIS-K before the bombing. See thread below.
Plus, the bomber was freed from Bagram by the Taliban — if we’d held Bagram, the bomber would’ve been behind bars! https://t.co/oXol6XbENL
— Jerry Dunleavy 🇺🇸 (@JerryDunleavy) August 18, 2023
Those points were raised in gripping Congressional testimony delivered by Marine Sgt. Tyler Vargas-Andrews, who had the bomber in his sights, recognized him as a probable bomber, and never got the go-ahead. (Also, when the bomb DID go off, Vargas-Andrews himself was blown halfway to Hell. He barely survived, losing body parts in the process.)
As bad as Kirby’s response to this incident has been — Joe’s has been worse.
“After spending many meaningful days with them, I write to facilitate an opportunity for you to speak with them in person so you can finally take the time to listen and hear what they have to say,” Issa wrote in an Aug. 10 letter to Biden, which was provided to Fox News Digital on Wednesday. “To date, that simply has yet to happen.”
“By any objective measure, these families have been ignored by your administration as it has sought to ‘turn the page’ on the events surrounding the withdrawal and evacuation,” Issa continued. “From questions surrounding personal effects of the fallen to details of the attack and the apparent lack of accountability, I have heard from the family members how they have felt ignored, lied to, and betrayed since their loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice.” — FoxNews
The abrasive message of repentance John preached 2000 years ago is still confrontational and offensive today — but it is also life-changing.
In our putrid, worldly culture that has turned away from God, this book is a must-read for every Christian.