In the midst of the Afghanistan surrender debacle last month, Joe Biden went for a softball interview with a Democrat partisan news reporter. As always, the President struggled to put words together. Finally, the reporter asked Biden point blank a leading question he could answer with a simple yes or no:
“So no one told — your military advisers did not tell you, “No, we should just keep 2,500 troops. It’s been a stable situation for the last several years. We can do that. We can continue to do that”?
Biden answered: “No. No one said that to me that I can recall.”
In testimony to Congress today, those military advisors directly contradicted Biden. General Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of the United States Central Command, testified under oath: “I recommended that we maintain 2,500 troops in Afghanistan.” The General testified that he gave that recommendation personally to Biden.
McKenzie’s testimony is consistent with the testimony of General Scott Miller, the commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan until July. General Miller testified that he recommended to Biden that a few thousand troops be left in Afghanistan to keep the peace.
McKenzie testified that he was present when the Miller made that recommendation to Biden and he was “confident that the president heard all the recommendations and listened to them very thoughtfully.”
A third General contradicted Biden, namely Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking officer in the armed forces. Milley testified that he thought, “back in the fall of 2020, and remained consistent throughout, that we should keep a steady state of 2,500 and it could bounce up to 3,500, maybe, something like that, in order to move toward a negotiated solution.”
The Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, testified that the Generals’ “input was received by the president and considered by the president for sure.”
So which is it? Did Biden lie to the American people or did four of the highest-ranking military men in the nation commit perjury in lying under oath to Congress? If the latter, those generals should be in the brig.
But we all know it’s not the Generals who are lying. It’s Biden.
Biden tried to wriggle out of his catastrophic misjudgments that cost American and Afghan lives by lying that his Generals failed to give him good advice. In doing so, he not only lied to us but wrongly threw under the bus his Generals — four men who have devoted their careers to serving the country — to save his own political hide.
Joe Biden is a horrible, horrible person.