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August 28, 2021
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Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! 

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Psalm 16:11
  • "Huckabee" Preview
  • Hurricanes
  • America The Beautiful
  • Credit Where It’s Due
  • Retaliation
  • Wrong
  • Must-read story

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Psalm 16:11


"Huckabee" Preview

By Mike Huckabee

Join me tonight for another great new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN! I’ll talk about what’s happening in Afghanistan with Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry, an Iraq War vet and retired Army National Guard Brigadier General. Tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy will tell us how leftism has infected Silicon Valley. Magician Rick Thomas will amaze you, and we’ll have some laughs at the news with “In Case You Missed It.” And in a very special musical spotlight, country star Rory Feek will share a song from his first solo album since the tragic passing of his wife and duet partner, Joey.

It all begins at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out how you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, and extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests, all at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.


Hurricanes

By Mike Huckabee

Tropical Storm Ida grew into a hurricane Friday, and it’s predicted to be a category 4 before making landfall on Sunday. Parts of New Orleans and some other Gulf Coast areas are under evacuation orders. Meanwhile, parts of Mexico and California are bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Nora from the Pacific.

https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/ida-new-orleans-evacuations-strengthen-category-4-hurricane

If you are in the paths of any dangerous storms, please watch the weather news closely and don’t take chances. Be ready to evacuate if needed or take any necessary precautions and preparations. And don’t forget to take care of your animals, too.


Credit Where It’s Due

By Mike Huckabee

The Biden Administration finally did something right in Afghanistan, ordering a drone strike that killed one man believed to be a member of the ISIS-K splinter group who was allegedly involved in planning the suicide bomb attack on Kabul Airport.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9934849/Pentagon-launches-drone-strikes-Islamic-State-Afghanistan.html

It was as if Biden finally woke up and realized that the United States military actually has some options and doesn’t have to just stand around like a punching bag and take orders from the Taliban. Let’s hope this reminder puts a little starch in his spine in other areas.


Retaliation

By Mike Huckabee

Unfortunately, that drone strike wasn’t the only retaliation that the Administration launched. Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller knew he was risking his career by speaking out against the military leadership's disastrous bungling of the Afghanistan pullout. But as a 17-year career infantryman who knew one of the Marines killed in Kabul, he felt he had no choice. What was the unconscionable thing he said? The Democrats’ Kryptonite: he demanded accountability. He asked why none of Biden’s top military advisers told him not to go through with this obviously flawed plan. And for that, he’s now been relieved of his post as company commander for Advanced Infantry Training Battalion at Camp Lejune.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2021/08/27/marine-officer-relieved-of-duty-after-questioning-leadership-on-afghanistan-n2594904

Let me repeat that, to make it clear: None of the incompetent, PC-obsessed top military leaders with their chests full of meaningless Gilbert & Sullivan decorations who stood by and did nothing as Biden instituted a clearly disastrous pullout plan have been fired, nor did they do the honorable thing and resign. But a Lt. Colonel who earned his rank has been fired for daring to ask for accountability.

To his credit, Scheller didn’t complain. He knew the risks and said his chain of command did what he would have done.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/marine-afghanistan-senior-leaders-accountability

I understand the idea of military discipline and not questioning orders, but in a case like this, where the top decision makers so thoroughly blew it that they made General Custer look like a tactical genius, retaliating against people who dare to voice legitimate criticism just looks like the actions of tinpot dictators who try to cover their failures by silencing their critics. If it's your duty to speak up, then how can you defend silence? And while mutiny may be a court martial offense, what choice do you have when you’ve got Captain Queeg at the wheel?

But it’s not just Lt. Col. Scheller. The Office of Naval Intelligence sent out a warning to active duty and even retired service members that they are not allowed to express “disrespect” for senior government leadership, including the President, Vice President, Secretary of Defense, Congress and more.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/exclusive-active-duty-retired-naval-intelligence-members-told-they-cannot-disrespect-biden-over-afghanistan-debacle

Thankfully, I’m not an ONI veteran, so I can tell you precisely what I think of the lot of them. Except I don’t have to because Kurt Schichter already did it for me in his latest column, simply entitled, “RESIGN”:

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/08/27/resign-n2594830?270

I will add that I find it particularly galling that some of the same generals who helped Biden create this disaster had no problem with “disrespecting” a President when they were actively working to undermine President Trump.


America The Beautiful

God's creation is all around us. To learn more about Joshua Tree National Park, visit its website here.


Wrong

By Mike Huckabee

The State Department denied President Biden’s claim that the US might have given the Taliban a list of Americans and Afghan allies so they could “help usher” them to the Kabul airport. Some were calling that a “kill list.” But a State Department spokesman said, "The idea that we are providing names or personally identifiable information to the Taliban in a way that exposes anyone to additional risk, that is simply wrong, simply wrong,"

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/state-department-contradicts-bidens-remarks-that-there-may-be-a-kill-list-provided-to-taliban

I agree it would be wrong, but that doesn’t reassure me that this Administration didn’t do it.


Must-read story

By Mike Huckabee

This could make a heck of a movie someday, if Hollywood ever gets over hating America. You have to read the incredible story of “Task Force Pineapple,” the heroic group of all-volunteer Special Forces Afghan War veterans who took it upon themselves to do what President Biden wouldn’t and launched a daring rescue mission to bring 630 of our Afghan allies and their families to the Kabul Airport.

https://www.westernjournal.com/us-special-forces-vets-go-rogue-middle-night-rescue-afghan-allies-biden-wont/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

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  • Robert S. O'Connell

    09/02/2021 04:06 AM

    IS THE KABUL AIRPORT SURRENDER AMERICA’S DIEN BIEN THU?

    The recent Hamid Kharzai International Airport surrender to the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan has been compared to the fall of Saigon to the Communist North Vietnamese in April 1975. A comparison has also been made of the recent debacle at the Kabul Airport to the Islamic militant attack on the Benghazi, Libya CIA base which resulted in the murders of both an American Ambassador to Libya and four CIA security operatives.

    Ponder, however, whether the more accurate comparison to Biden’s shameful Kabul Airport surrender of Afghanistan to surrounding Taliban savages would be to the annihilation of a surrounded French Army at Dien Bien Thu in North Vietnam by a force of North Vietnamese Communists in May 1954.

    The French defeat at Dien Bien Phu marked the end of French colonialism in Asia, and was the worst defeat France had suffered since France fell to Germany in 1940. Some say that the French defeat at Dien Bien Thu in May 1954 also ended France’s status as a major world power.

    Although Joe Biden, not even at his incompetent level best had the ability to destroy America’s position as a world superpower, foreign policy experts, both international and domestic, have credibly opined that America’s strategic position as a decisive block to hostile foreign powers such as Communist China, Fascist Russia, Iran, and the various Islamic terrorist factions on the world stage has certainly been diminished by Biden’s foreign policy/national security failures in Afghanistan.

    It is arguable that France has never recovered from its 1954 defeat at Dien Bien Thu. How long will it take for the United States to recover from Biden’s 2021 policy blunders in Afghanistan, all of which it has lately been reported as being motivated at least in part by Biden’s desire for a 9/11 photo opportunity?

  • George Trever

    08/30/2021 08:56 AM

    When you see a directive from "Office of Naval Intelligence sending out a warning to active duty and even retired service members that they are not allowed to express “disrespect” for senior government leadership" that they were DEAD wrong and all the instruction in the advanced War College's have been totally ignored. Heads should roll, including the President and his advisors.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    08/30/2021 03:39 AM

    Mike
    You don't think that drone strike was really intended to get Operation Pineapple do you? Just wondering....

  • David Berry

    08/29/2021 06:00 PM

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/rebeccadowns/2021/08/29/the-president-appears-to-have-actually-fallen-asleep-while-meeting-with-another-world-leader-n2594937?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=08/29/2021&bcid=804969b4021087b1641ba1ca9948ef5f&recip=21455963

  • Greg R

    08/29/2021 03:02 PM

    "But a State Department spokesman said, "The idea that we are providing names or personally identifiable information to the Taliban in a way that exposes anyone to additional risk, that is simply wrong, simply wrong,"

    Notice how he couched it, "in a way that exposes anyone to additional risk." He didn't say they did not do it. He just said they would not do it in a way that exposed anyone to additional risk. This is attorney talk, double-speak. They would do so for other agreed-upon purposes, and then, the Taliban use it for their own purposes.

  • Red Green

    08/29/2021 11:37 AM

    When these brave and courageous soldiers finish doing the biden cartels job, I hope they will all return home safely and lead American patriots in protest. We obviously have no one in government or anywhere else with the courage to lead and unite the "silent" majority so we can be seen and heard! We must protest loudly, not riot. No need to worry about how the lefts propaganda machine will view any opposition to their overthrow of America. It will be spun to fit their narrative. At this point, we have nothing to lose!

  • Stephen Russell

    08/29/2021 10:56 AM

    Air strike: We need more NOT less to keep ISIS & Taliban offguard?>
    Recind 8-31 date
    Give NO date
    GET OUR People OUT Now

  • Jerry

    08/28/2021 10:33 PM

    As stupid as Biden is and such a lying coward his press secretary is an. Ugly person a perfect fit for an unfit president these people are as evil as the beheading people they trust these people are cut from the same gene pool evil pagans

  • Renee Kendrick

    08/28/2021 10:19 PM

    Laughing (Harris), Blinken, and Nod (Biden) - all of them need to be impeached and put under the jail!

  • Peter Callahan

    08/28/2021 10:12 PM

    Rather than simply criticize the wok corporate hypocrites like America, Delta, etc. why not tell us what alternate companies are contributing to and supporting conservative positions? I’m not suggesting a boycott, but rather just the opposite – a recommendation list.