In what may be the most contentious testimony in recent history, America’s top brass directly contradicted commander in chief Biden on his failed military mission in Afghanistan.
After months of lies and multiple lives lost, the truth finally emerged on what really happened last month.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and head of U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie gave their testimonies under oath in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee over Biden’s chaotic pullout from Afghanistan last month.
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
Immediate backlash ensued, especially given Biden’s prior remarks made in multiple interviews back in August as the Taliban was overwhelming Afghanistan with total brutality. The cognitively deficient president lied directly to the American people on multiple occasions and the Generals proved it. Not only did Biden ignore their advice (while claiming otherwise), he acted on his own which resulted in 13 dead U.S. servicemen and countless innocent Afghan lives.
On August 19th, Biden sat down with George Stephanopoulos for an exclusive interview following the failed Afghanistan evacuation mission. Biden claimed “no one [generals] said” to leave a contingency of 2,500 troops in Afghanistan to ensure safety of American citizens and security for Afghan allies.
This was a complete lie.
Top generals told lawmakers under oath that they advised President Joe Biden early this year to keep several thousand troops in Afghanistan — directly contradicting the president’s comments in August that no one warned him not to withdraw troops from the country. pic.twitter.com/cqGmpcJkJI
— POLITICO (@politico) September 28, 2021
McKenzie said that the recommendation that he gave to Biden was “shaped” by his honest opinion of the situation in Afghanistan, which was that the U.S. needed to “maintain 2,500 troops in Afghanistan” and that pulling out those forces would “lead inevitably to the collapse of the Afghan military forces and eventually the Afghan government.”
Milley later said that he agreed with that assessment.
Austin later said that Biden heard “this input.”
Gen. McKenzie: "I recommended we keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan." Gen. Milley later said same thing.
Defense Secretary Austin later told Sen. Cotton this "input was received by the president."
President Biden told ABC last month: “No one said that to me that I can recall.”
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) September 28, 2021
This scathing rebuke of Biden’s public statements by top military brass alone is cause for immediate resignation or impeachment.
Meanwhile, White House mouthpiece Jen Psaki is struggling to reclaim the narrative in attempt to keep the public off Joe’s back.
Her approach is that of delusion – painting Biden as a firm, capable commander in chief willing and able to make strategic military decisions despite advice from his top generals.
Despite Biden’s claims, Press Secretary Jen Psaki does not deny that generals advised Biden against his Afghanistan withdrawal deadline. pic.twitter.com/1ka8fiCas2
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 28, 2021
Sorry, Psaki. You can’t get Biden out of this one; he flat-out lied directly to the American people and now he has to pay.
Following the testimony Republican leaders immediately called out Biden, exposing his lies for the American people to see.
Someone is lying.
Either President Biden ignored the advice of his top military advisors and lied to shift blame for his disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal—or those advisors lied to Congress under oath. pic.twitter.com/F6rBSG5Mp8
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) September 28, 2021
Biden lied when he told Stephanopoulos no one advised him against his timeline-based withdrawal. His recklessness resulted in the deaths of 13 US servicemembers and abandonment of countless citizens & allies. Biden can’t avoid the consequences of his actions. He must resign.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) September 28, 2021
Biden lied. https://t.co/XEs0Gdggis
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) September 28, 2021
Regardless of the spin @PressSec tries to put on it- we have the tapes. Biden lied to the American people and ignored the advice of his military generals.
— Rep. Doug Lamborn (@RepDLamborn) September 28, 2021
The question is: how will Biden emerge from this mess?
Author: Sebastian Hayworth