The nation’s top military officials were grilled by senators who were seeking answers about the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, a disastrous four-alarm dumpster fire that put a permanent stain on America’s reputation and created a safe space for terrorists.
On Tuesday, members of the Senate Armed Services Committee attempted to dissect the Biden administration’s historic failure and to assess who was at fault for the surrender of the war-torn country to the Taliban after the group caught the White House and its foreign policy strategists completely off guard with their blitzkrieg takeover that ended with the Islamic zealots parading around the presidential palace in Kabul.
Top Pentagon officials including Secretary Of Defense Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley were put on the spot in a hearing that was marked by the “woke” general’s chest-thumping and the shifting of the blame to President Joe Biden, who according to U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie rejected advice to maintain a small troop presence in the country, something that the commander in chief has denied.
Somebody is lying and Tucker Carlson is calling them out, raining down righteous fire in a segment on his popular Fox News program “Tucker Carlson Tonight”
(Source: Fox News)
Opening with a blistering critique of Milley whom he referred to as a “fleshy, hooded-eyed man,” a “national disgrace,” and a “living insult to the military he oversees,” he skewered the general’s claim that America “doesn’t want generals figuring out what orders we are going to accept and do, or not. That’s not our job.”
“Oh really? Is that so Mark Milley? Isn’t this the same Mark Milley who once illegally seized personal control of our country’s nuclear arsenal? And then, when that wasn’t sufficient, promised to tip off the government of China about future American military operations,” he said, “and did all of this because he didn’t like his boss, who unlike him, was a civilian elected by voters? Yes, it’s the same Mark Milley, the one lecturing you about civilian control of the military.”
He then turned to the assertion that the Pentagon brass was helpless to avoid the humiliating military defeat and that Biden was to blame.
According to Tucker, “Joe Biden’s foreign policy is a legitimate disaster. No one disputes that. Mark Milley wants you to know that none of it is his fault. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin wants you to know that too. So does the head of Central Command, General McKenzie. All three of them want to make it crystal clear that the senile guy in the White House did this.”
“It’s his fault, not their’s. It was Joe Biden, they told us today, who forced American troops to leave Afghanistan before we evacuated all American citizens,” he said. “Because the Pentagon reflexively follows every order from the president to the letter, they had no choice but to obey these crazy decisions.”
Playing a clip of Sen. Tom Cotton and the three Pentagon bigwigs all in agreement that Biden didn’t listen to them, Tucker remarked, “These people so thoroughly deserve each other. It is wonderful to see them rat each other out, which is exactly what they proceeded to do for the entirety of the hearing. General McKenzie explained that, despite the fact he personally oversaw the disaster in Afghanistan, he really had nothing to do with it. It was all demented grandpa, pulling the strings from the White House.”
He then teed up a video of Biden’s interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos where the POTUS denied receiving advice from his top military advisors that keeping 2,500 troops in the country would be a deterrent to the violent chaos that has been unleashed by the Taliban.
“They’re all so awful and so undeserving of leading this great country. They should not be in charge of this country. It’s too good a country for people like this,” Carlson said. “So the generals claim they told Biden the Afghanistan withdrawal would be a total disaster. Biden claims they didn’t tell him that. The question is who’s lying? Someone’s lying.”
Tucker added, “Biden himself has no idea. He doesn’t know who’s lying. He doesn’t know what he had for lunch. All we know for sure — and this is the main point — is that no one in Pentagon leadership will ever be held accountable for this, the latest in a very long string of colossal screw-ups that have dramatically reduced American power and prestige and gotten a bunch of people killed. No one.”
“This is unbelievable. Let’s say you worked at a nuclear power plant, had too many beers on your lunch break one day, fell asleep and the reactor melted down. Thousands died. And then you got a massive raise. That’s pretty much what’s happening here,” he said.
Sadly, Carlson is right, there will likely be no accountability, there never is when it comes to Democrats and their stooges.
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