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September 30, 2021
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Wednesday, Congressional testimony continued from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mike Milley and CENTCOM head Gen. Frank McKenzie. Not as many revelations came out as on the first day of testimony, with much of the time being spent on Republicans blasting the men over the catastrophic handling of the Afghanistan pullout and Democrats trying to blame it on Trump. Here’s a pretty good recap of the main takeaways from the two days of testimony.

https://news.yahoo.com/six-takeaways-military-brasss-capitol-110000232.html

As far as Wednesday’s highlights go, the biggest was probably Gen. McKenzie’s confirmation that the Taliban did, as previously reported, offer to let the US military have full control of Kabul until US evacuation efforts were complete, but McKenzie said that wasn’t what he’d been instructed to do and he thought they didn’t have the resources, so he turned the offer down. Let me repeat that: HE TURNED THE OFFER DOWN!!! Didn’t run it by anybody back in Washington, just said, “No, thanks.”

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/09/29/gen-mckenzie-admits-taliban-offered-us-control-of-kabul-during-withdrawal-but-he-didnt-accept-n450014

And as far as memorable quotes from Wednesday, I’d say this comment from Rep. Matt Gaetz to Gen. Milley deserves the prize:

https://redstate.com/brandon_morse/2021/09/29/matt-gaetz-reduces-gen-milley-to-rubble-over-afghanistan-and-takes-biden-down-in-the-process-n449651

“You seem to be very happy failing up over there, but if we didn’t have a President that was so addled, you all would be fired. Because that is what you deserve. You have let down the people who wear the uniform in my district and all around this country, and you’re far more interested in what your perception is and how people think about you in insider Washington books than you care about winning, which this group seems incapable of doing,”

That might sum up the entire two days better than any lengthy news article could.

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  • Billy Stout

    10/01/2021 08:18 AM

    THEY SHOULD ALL BE RELIEVED OF COMMAND AND FACE A COURTS MARSHALL FOR AT THE VERY LEAST DERELICTION OF DUTY AT WORST TREASON AND THE SO CALLED SECDEV SHOULD BE FIRED OR REMOVED BY THE SENATE

  • Eugene Gee

    09/30/2021 04:48 PM

    We need to impeach both Biden and Harris for failing to uphold the Constitution and their oath to protect the citizens of the United States. Then perhaps whoever replaces them will fire these incompetent generals and cabinet members including Blinkin. Lord willing, that will hopefully happen in the beginning of 2023 after the Republicans take over both the House and Senate and after all of the RINOs that are running for reelection in 2022 have been voted out.