This marks the beginning of what will become the greatest mass denial of a failed military order.
No one involved in Joe Biden’s decision to haphazardly withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan before American civilians were evacuated wants to accept blame. They will deny any wrongdoing while throwing Former President Donald Trump under the bus as if the deadly debacle was in any way his fault.
Retired Gen. Frank McKenzie, who oversaw the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan as commander of U.S. Central Command, placed blame on both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump for how the war ended in an interview on Sunday.
McKenzie made the comments in a wide-ranging discussion with defense journalist Jennifer Griffin on Fox News Sunday about the end to the nation’s longest war and the fallout from it. McKenzie, who retired in April after 42 years of service, was asked about Biden and Trump individually.
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He reiterated that he opposed a complete military exit from the failed state, arguing that the decision to eliminate all troop presence was largely responsible for what went wrong in the chaotic withdrawal.
Asked if Trump’s U.S.-Taliban withdrawal deal was responsible for the collapse of the Afghan government, McKenzie offered his most pointed criticism of both commanders in chief.
“The president of the United States owns the final responsibility for these actions. I believe we had two presidents of the United States that wanted to exit Afghanistan, and they might not have had anything else in common, but they shared that common view,” he said. “So we had a continuity of objective across two administrations that really allowed the events that occurred to occur in the manner that they did.”
McKenzie was also pressed on Joe Biden’s false claims that Al Qaeda was “gone” and comparing the Islamic terrorist group to the North Vietnamese Army.
“It is not at all comparable. They’re not remotely comparable in terms of capability. There’s gonna be no circumstance where you’re gonna see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy in the of the United States from Afghanistan. “
So it appears no one will be held responsible for the military order that killed 13 U.S. servicemen.
Sounds about right!
Author: Asa McCue