Nearly 90 retired US military leaders call on Lloyd, Milley to resign over ‘disastrous’ Afghan exit

It will take a “herculean” effort by the sycophant media to get President Biden out of the hole he has dug himself into with his “disastrous” withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The many shameful chapters of Biden’s humiliating surrender include the deaths of 13 U.S. service members, leaving hundreds of Americans behind, their fate now in the hands of the brutal Taliban, to gifting the barbarians with $85 billion of U.S. military equipment and weaponry — enough to make the Taliban one of the better-equipped armies in the world.

Biden’s failures as commander in chief were summed up in his “disrespectful” actions at Dover Air Force Base while attending the dignified transfer of the remains of the service members who were killed in Afghanistan. Numerous times, as furious parents on hand to honor their dead sons and daughters looked on, Biden checked his wristwatch as if he had somewhere else to go. Time and time again, he glanced down to see what time it was.

All of which helps explain a letter from nearly 90 retired generals and admirals calling for the resignations of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for their “negligence in performing their duties primarily involving events surrounding the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.”

Here’s more from the letter:

“The consequences of this disaster are enormous and will reverberate for decades beginning with the safety of Americans and Afghans who are unable to move safely to evacuation points; therefore, being de facto hostages of the Taliban at this time. The death and torture of Afghans has already begun and will result in a human tragedy of major proportions. The loss of billions of dollars in advanced military equipment and supplies falling into the hands of our enemies is catastrophic. The damage to the reputation of the United States is indescribable. We are now seen, and will be seen for many years, as an unreliable partner in any multinational agreement or operation. Trust in the United States is irreparably damaged.”

 

The former military leaders warned that our adversaries are now “emboldened to move against America due to the weakness displayed in Afghanistan.”

“China benefits the most followed by Russia, Pakistan, Iran, North Korea and others. Terrorists around the world are emboldened and able to pass freely into our country
through our open border with Mexico,” the letter continued.

As it stands, the U.S. is on pace to receive 2 million illegal immigrants this year alone, many of whom are infected with COVID-19. Though unvetted, they are being farmed out across the country by the tens of thousands with many not even being given court dates.

Having detailed the operational faults in play, the letter also touched on the military’s newfound interest in “wokeness,” which is driving division within the ranks.

“Besides these military operational reasons for resignations, there are leadership, training, and morale reasons for resignations,” the missive added. “In interviews, congressional testimony, and public statements it has become clear that top leaders in our military are placing mandatory emphasis on PC ‘wokeness’ related training which is extremely divisive and harmful to unit cohesion, readiness, and war fighting capability.”

“Our military exists to fight and win our Nation’s wars and that must be the sole focus of our top military leaders,” the retired leaders concluded.

Tom Tillison

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