Former President Donald Trump went off about the Biden administration’s disastrous military exit from Afghanistan, when top generals testified that they recommended that the president keep a minimum of 2,500 troops in the country after the Aug. 31 deadline.
“The botched and embarrassingly incompetent withdrawal from Afghanistan had nothing to do with past Administrations or things that happened ‘from 20 years ago,’ (other than we should not have been in the Middle East in the first place!),” Trump began in the first of three statements on Tuesday.
“The horrible ‘withdrawal’ was caused, in particular, because the Military was taken out before American citizens and $85 Billion worth of the highest-grade Military equipment anywhere in the world,” he continued. “This withdrawal was developed by a child’s mind, and only the Biden Administration is responsible for it.”
President Biden has repeatedly blamed Trump for signing a peace deal with Afghanistan in February of 2020 that implemented a cease-fire.
“When I left office, the Taliban was held at bay, we had as long as we wanted, there was no reason to rush, no soldiers were killed or even shot at for over 18 months, and if they didn’t meet certain conditions, we would have hit them very hard,” Trump went on.
“But then Biden and [Gen. Mark] Milley removed the Military in one of the dumbest Military moves in history, and it all began. So sad for our Nation!”
Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the head of US Central Command, and Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee that they recommended Biden leave troops behind in Afghanistan.
“I am required, and the military commanders are required, to give our best military advice,” Milley stated at the hearing. “But the decision-makers are not required to follow that advice.”
Milley also admitted that he had been interviewed for three books about Trump’s final weeks in office, and had spoken to WaPo editor Bob Woodward, who claimed the general contacted a Chinese official to assure him there would be no military attack on the country.
“No wonder the Afghanistan withdrawal was such a disaster,” Trump remarked in a second statement. ‘General’ Milley spent all of his time talking to these Fake Book writers. That’s not a Soldier or General, that’s a Public Relations agent. America will continue losing with Milley and woke television Generals who are only looking to be stars!”
In his final post, the former president proposed that Congress abandon their investigation into the US Capitol riot, and instead turn their attention towards the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“Rather than the political January 6th Unselect Committee of Radical Left Democrats and Democrat wannabes (Warmonger Liz Cheney and Cryin’ Adam Kinzinger), Congress should set up a ‘Commission On the Disastrous Withdrawal From Afghanistan,’ to figure out what went wrong, why so many of our Warriors were killed, and why so much money (85 BILLION DOLLARS), in the form of Weapons and Military equipment, was left behind for the Taliban to use—and to sell to other countries,” Trump commented.
“This is without question something that needs to be investigated further. Thirteen dead AMERICAN HEROES, billions of dollars of equipment, and hundreds of Americans still left behind in Afghanistan with the Taliban!” he concluded.