“You can’t f— up as bad as he did and say you’re sorry. This did not need to happen, and every life is on his hands.”
Someone, please tell President Joe Biden that his son dying of cancer is not the same same as someone’s child, spouse, parent, sibling, etc., who died in uniform.
Biden met with some of the families of the 13 service members who died in the terrorist attack at the Kabul airport.
The Washington Post wrote about the “dignified transfer,” which is the return of fallen service members to the states.
WaPo fluffed up Biden before detailing a few of the meetings. It reminded us of the tragedies Biden has faced: the death of his wife and daughter in 1972 and his son Beau Biden’s death of brain cancer.
In other words, tug at the heartstrings for the president before you print the words of those who lost loved ones in Afghanistan last week.
I guess WaPo had to do it because a few of the families did not have kind words toward Biden.
It did not go well for Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum’s family:
One of McCollum’s sisters, Roice, said she and her sister and her father joined McCollum’s wife, Jiennah McCollum, on the trip. But when it came time to meet with the president, they left the room, because she said they did not want to speak with the man they held responsible for McCollum’s death.
Only Jiennah, who is expecting the couple’s child next month, stayed. But she left disappointed, Roice said. The president brought up his son, Beau, according to her account, describing his son’s military service and subsequent death from cancer. It struck the family as scripted and shallow, a conversation that lasted only a couple of minutes in “total disregard to the loss of our Marine,” Roice said.
“You can’t f— up as bad as he did and say you’re sorry,” Roice said of the president. “This did not need to happen, and every life is on his hands.”
Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss’s mother lashed out at Biden’s quick Afghanistan withdrawal:
At home in Clearwater, Fla., Paula Knauss stared at the service taking place about 1,022 miles away and said that watching it from the television “opened a floodgate” of different emotions about her son, Ryan Knauss.
There was heartbreak over losing him. There was pride for “a hero who saved the lives of over 2,000 Afghans.” But there was also disappointment over what Knauss deemed a lack of leadership and protection for the service members in Afghanistan.
“You can’t have a hasty withdrawal after 20 years of war,” she said. “Because it’s beyond me. It disgraces the name of all those who have fought in the past and who are now on ground, foreign ground fighting right now, my son’s [82nd] Airborne is still there, and they deserve to be protected.”
Knauss said her son’s wife, Alena, and her mother had attended the transfer in Delaware.
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