Our military leaders confirm: Biden misled America
by Mark A. Thiessen
September 30, 2021
After two days of testimony by our military commanders on the Biden administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, here is what we have learned: Joe Biden is (as the president once termed a skeptical town hall attendee) “a lying, dog-faced pony soldier.” In an interview with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos last month, Biden said none of his military advisers had recommended leaving a residual force of 2,500 troops in Afghanistan. But Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., head of U.S. Central Command, both testified that they had advised Biden — as well as President Donald Trump — to keep 2,500 or more troops in the country. READ MORE
GATESTONE “Back to Pre-9/11. But It’s Worse” From the first days of its existence, the Biden administration spoke of terrorism, but seemingly to refer only to “white supremacy” and “domestic terrorism” — evidently meaning Republicans and other Americans who had voted for Trump. Concessions to Islamic terrorism quickly followed. On February 12, the Houthi militia was removed from the Department of State list of terrorist organizations and started to receive US humanitarian aid. A few weeks later, their attacks on Saudi Arabia resumed. On February 18, the UN sanctions on Iran reinstated by Trump were rescinded, and economic sanctions partially lifted. Iran could now deliver missiles to Hamas, which used them in May to launch a massive attack on Israel. The Afghan disaster was put in place. The Biden administration, unlike the Trump administration, had shown the Taliban and al-Qaeda that they had nothing to fear.