“We should be proud of President Biden”
Millions of Americans are disgusted by the way the withdrawal from Afghanistan was handled, but not Senator Elizabeth Warren. During a recent appearance on MSNBC, she described it as an “amazing undertaking.”
She acknowledges the challenges and mentions the service member from Massachusetts who was killed, but she is very restrained about the disastrous aspects of it. The only thing she gets right is praising the military for the job they did.
Here’s a transcript, via MSNBC:
O`DONNELL: Joining us now is Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
Thank you very much for joining us tonight, Senator. Really appreciate it.
What was your takeaway from the hearing about the evacuation from Afghanistan?
WARREN: That it was actually an amazing undertaking. It was done under chaotic circumstances because the government had collapsed, because the party had melted away the Afghan army and that even in the midst of all of that, our military was able to get about 124,000 people out. They left no American-owned equipment behind. They managed to execute that.
And, yes, it was at risk. We lost a young woman from Massachusetts. I`m working now on trying to get the Congressional Medal of Honor for the people who we lost right at the end. But we knew it was a risky undertaking and the military performed. We should be proud of President Biden and proud of our military.
Here’s the clip:
What’s being left unsaid about the military’s recommendation to leave a force behind in Afghanistan is that it would have required more than 2,500 troops & those troops would have been needed indefinitely. I believe @POTUS & his advisors had it right: withdrawing was overdue. pic.twitter.com/RB8NIQSfKI
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) September 29, 2021
Afghans were killed, falling from the wheel wells of airplanes, 13 American service members were killed by a suicide bomber, a follow-up drone strike killed innocent people, including children, and American citizens were left behind, but Warren thinks we should be “proud” of how Biden handled this?
Warren is framing it this way because Biden is a Democrat and Warren is a soldier for her party. No one in their right mind would ever believe she would be talking this way if the withdrawal was handled this badly by Trump. Elizabeth Warren would be joining other Democrats calling for another impeachment.
During the Senate hearings earlier this week, when other lawmakers were grilling Milley and Lloyd, Warren took a very kid gloves approach that was clearly intended to avoid any criticism of Biden.
Transcript via her Senate site:
Senator Warren: Okay. So the military planned the evacuation. Did President Biden follow your advice on executing on the evacuation plan?
Secretary Austin: He did.
Senator Warren: Did President Biden give you all the resources that you needed?
Secretary Austin: From my view, he did.
Senator Warren: Did President Biden ignore your advice on the evacuation at any point?
Secretary Austin: No, Senator. He did not.
Sen Warren: Did he refuse any requests for anything that you needed or asked for?
Secretary Austin: No.
Senator Warren: So the President followed the advice of his military advisors in planning and executing this withdrawal.
She is giving Biden a pass she would never give Trump, or any other Republican for that matter.
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