Former U.S. Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill, who killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, tore apart the Biden administration over its debacle in Afghanistan, saying that resignations need to happen now, and that the men who died there would be ashamed of the president.
O’Neill specifically called out General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a series of tweets calling on Milley to resign.
“There are Afghans falling to their deaths off of our retreating aircraft,” O’Neill said. “Has @thejointstaff resigned yet?”
“Has this dude quit yet? @thejointstaff” he added as he tagged Milley’s office.
O’Neill added, “This is the worst loss in American history. Our most popular president has vanished. Prove me wrong. Everything Democrats touch turns to s**t. Prove me wrong.”
O’Neill continued, “My friends who died for no reason would be disgusted with this administration.”
Another former Navy Seal turned Wisconsin congressional candidate Derrick Van Orden called on top Biden advisors to resign amid the devastating failure.
Van Orden, during an interview with “Fox & Friends” said, “I did two tours in Afghanistan in 2003 and 2009, and, unfortunately, the Biden administration is redefining the word incompetence.”
He continued, “You’ve got Secretary Blinken and Secretary Austin. They need to tender their resignations right now. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Milley, he needs to go peel potatoes in the galley for about a month and then resign also. These folks’ primary duty is to advise the president of the United States on diplomatic and military matters and they’ve abjectly failed that. The national security architecture of the United States of America is clearly broken right now.”
“And this is playing out in real time. People can’t pretend like this isn’t happening. We truly understand now that the emperor has no clothes. As a matter of fact, we don’t even know if he’s wearing clothes right now because he has disappeared from the public. The president of the United States, in clearly the most dramatic foreign policy crisis in the United States in a very, very long time, probably since Sept. 11, 2001, has disappeared. Jen Psaki has taken the week off too. This is unacceptable.”
Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz also shredded Joe Biden on Monday for his response to the chaos in Afghanistan before eventually attacking Gen. Mark Milley
“Just as President Biden has failed our country on COVID [Chinese coronavirus], at the border and economically — he has failed in Afghanistan. Since he was on vacation, I don’t know if he even noticed. We did,” Gaetz said in a statement.
While Gaetz said Biden’s decision to withdraw was “correct,” he noted the strategy and tactics were both “horrific and incompetent.”
“The fundamental error was ever believing that the Afghan ‘government’ and ‘military’ would ever fight for or win anything. They fled the country with whatever they could steal at the first whiff of the Taliban,” Gaetz said.
“It wasn’t exactly Valley Forge, Concord or Lexington. They were thugs and thieves, not patriots,” he continued, criticizing the Biden administration for believing in what he described as the “legitimacy of an illegitimate Afghan Government.”
Because of that mistaken belief, Gaetz continued, “the right precautions were not taken to ensure that military equipment, paid for by the U.S. Taxpayer, did not fall into the hands of the Taliban or Iran.”
“Sadly, that’s exactly what happened,” he said, sharing an interview of a Taliban spokesperson boasting that some of the Afghan forces the U.S. invested in joined the jihadist organization and delivered U.S. weapons:
Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who has prioritized Critical Race Theory, was “made a fool,” Gaetz continued.
“Days ago he was crowing about the additional work the U.S. would be doing in Afghanistan to protect the airport and embassy. More funding and support for the Afghan Security Forces was his recommendation,” he said, calling for Biden to fire Milley “today.”
Author: Matt Johnson