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September 1, 2021
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From Gary L. P-G:

Question: I've read we had about 2,500 troops left in Afghanistan, intelligence and logistical support. If this is the case, why was there over $85B of equipment there? Were we going to leave it regardless? It doesn't make sense to have that much equipment there for 2,500 non-front-line fighting troops. Please answer in either your morning or evening newsletters, I read both.

From the Gov:

Gary, that highly sophisticated equipment provided logistical and air support for the Afghan army. Now that it’s in the hands of the Taliban, our guess is that they will use captive Afghan soldiers who had been trained by us on the equipment to train THEM how to use it.

Also, that base was of huge strategic importance. We should not have relinquished it –- have you looked at it on a map? It’s right across the border with China, a good spot to keep as heavily armed as it was. Every bit of that equipment should have been evacuated. Hang the “expense,” which, believe it or not, was one reason given for leaving it there. Another reason was the time constraint, which was bogus, too.

From Nitha V:

I am disappointed in you, Mike Huckabee. I believe I looked at all the videos included in your morning edition (Aug 31). I did NOT see a human body hanging from his neck. What I saw was the helicopter preparing to land a person onto the roof of some building. the body was hanging from the helicopter with attached around the mid section. The body was moving around and landed on the building; the person certainly was not dead. Maybe you looked at different videos. Please do not inflame people like this. What the Taliban does is bad enough without adding fuel to the fire.

From the Gov:

Unlike numerous news/opinion sites, we were careful NOT to come to any conclusions about whether the person at the end of that rope was dead or alive. (As of this writing, some sources are still reporting that he was dead.) We made it clear that there were multiple possibilities. Whatever the explanation, we were still inflamed, simply because one of our Black Hawks had been flown over Kandahar, pressed into service by the Taliban. And, oh, yes, there will be many hangings and beheadings, whether this was one of those atrocities or not.

USA TODAY has reported that this man was a Taliban fighter (one of the possibilities we had mentioned) being lifted by a Black Hawk to the top of the tall building housing the former governor’s office in Kandahar to plant a Taliban flag. Again, still infuriating.

From Sanford W:

What Biden has done is beyond a disgrace. It’s TREASON. Besides betraying our armed forces and stranded American citizens he has provided “AID AND COMFORT TO THE ENEMY.”

From the Gov:

Sounds like an impeachable offense to me.

From David:

TALIB TIMES? For a moment there, I'd read TLAIB TIMES, and thought you were going to sneak a word in about how many times Rashida Tlaib has condemned America and praised foreign terrorists. Whew!

From the Gov:

David, you get to do it for me today.

From Lawrence F (excerpt):

It may be too soon to start listing the lessons of our 20 years in Afghanistan, but a couple are so obvious they need stating now.

First, we left the Afghan military unequipped to go on without us, knowing that every few years the American electorate chooses some buffoon who knows nothing about military operations or foreign policy and will end a military operation disastrously...Granted, none of the earlier surrenders –- even Iraq –- were as disastrously fouled up as this latest one.

In 20 years, we trained Afghan pilots, special operations soldiers and infantrymen, but i am unaware of one single truck or aircraft mechanic trained by us. So when Sleazy Joe, without consultation with any allies and ignoring the advice of his military advisors, decided to suddenly end the contract to maintain aircraft and vehicles for the Afghan security services, the Afghan military who we had re-created in our image, were immobilized. Then he had the gall to say they were unwilling to fight, in spite of the 77,000 Afghans who gave their lives in what should be our battle against terrorists.

Lesson Two is, don't let either the left or the right infiltrate and politicize our military. When Republicans...control the White House and both houses once again. we need to have a thorough housecleaning of our senior military ranks, and we need to teach cadets at West Point, Annapolis and Colorado Springs the tradition of a non-political military. The current crop of political hacks in the top ranks is disgusting.

Finally we need to inculcate in the Washington civil service the concept that foreign policy is not a tricycle for children to learn how to ride; it is not a toy that a new administration takes off the shelf and "re-designs" without consultation with everyone. One of the impeachable offenses Joe Biden has committed is ignoring our allies. Public law (yes, when the NATO treaty was ratified by Congress, it became part of public law) requires consultation with our allies, and Sleazy Joe ignored them and his military advisors and waltzed off into rainbow flag la-la land all by himself.

From Mike H (excerpt):

Mike, thank you again for your honest, forthcoming commentary, day in and day out. That said, there are not words that can be said here to tell you the inter RAGE I am feeling against this CLOWN Biden, who I will not call President...If I see him on television, I will shut it off. Why? ...Not only can I not stand the sight of him but I know that if his lips are moving, if he is breathing, he is lying, spinning or covering up whatever it is that he is thinking or alluding to. I am very sure from conversations I have had with many, many people that they are feeling the same way...Biden, Harris, Schumer, Pelosi and their cohorts must be [out of power] ASAP. This is DEAD serious. These horrible Democrats are destroying this country!!!!!

From the Gov:

Thank you, Mike, for expressing what millions are feeling. I think you and all my readers would appreciate this passionately felt monologue from Tammy Bruce on Tuesday’s FOX NEWS PRIMETIME (sorry, there are a few seconds of Biden’s face in there). She speaks forcefully for all of us who love America and are disgusted by what is happening before our eyes.

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6270389929001#sp=show-clips

From Anne T (excerpt):

Since the woke people are always comparing things to the Civil War or 9-11, as in worse than, etc., I would call this Afghanistan situation the saddest since those times. What can be sadder than people like me raised with pride in my country, raised by the “greatest generation” than to see this kind of ineptness, lack of leadership, cruelty, irresponsibility snd total incompetence from our government?

The idea that we left Americans in country when we knew we were going to leave, and also left many of those who helped us, is unbelievable. You folks who voted for this because you don’t like mean tweets and only watch mainstream media are guilty of gross negligence. You knew, as well as I knew, that Mr. Biden was failing mentally and that Kamala is grossly unqualified...Each of you bears some responsibility for what will happen to the women of Afghanistan and to the rape of little girls by disgusting men.

Dear Lord, please help me to forgive these people...I also blame Trump to a certain extent...It wouldn’t have taken him much to moderate his rhetoric to some extent and push him over the voting line. God bless America and please help us to get out of this pit.

From the Gov:

Before the election, one of our writers contributed a piece, “The speech I wish President Trump would give,” about that very thing. Sadly, Trump never gave a speech like that. Even so, support for him in key states that Biden “officially” won by a few thousand votes was enormously strong, and we still don’t know the real election story. I can never forgive those who knew what sort of person Biden really was and worked to get him into office anyway, by hook or by crook.

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  • GLYNDA MERCIER

    09/01/2021 05:58 PM

    Dear Governor Huckabee, I would like to address two Constitutions: 1) the Afghan Constitution and 2) our Constitution.

    The Afghan Constitution says that, in the event that the Afghan President absconds, that the Vice President becomes President. Since the President has indeed absconded, Vice President Amrullah Saleh declared himself President, appropriately and legally, and he is now the head of the valid Afghan government. The Taliban terrorist group is NOT the valid Afghan government, regardless of their recent efforts to paint themselves as reformed in order to gain some (totally false) legitimacy in the eyes of the world.

    President Saleh has been joined by patriotic Aghan forces and also the Afghan resistance forces of the Northern Alliance which circa 1996 to 2001 had resisted Taliban takeover the previous go-round. Together with his military under the command of Ahmad Massoud, President Saleh IS the National Resistance Front which headquarters in the province of Panjshir. Most likely now the only place in the entire country that is safe for Americans is Panjshir, under the protection of the National Resistance Front, at least for a little while. If we provide material support to President Saleh and the NRF, we would enable not only continued patriotic Afghan resistance under the leadership of the valid Afghan government but also would enable safety of our American citizens who are blessed enough to reach the safety of Panjsir.

    To my dismay - surely it cannot be true - the White House is considering recognizing the Taliban as the legitimate government in Afghanistan, thus opening the way to provide aid and economic support to the Taliban. Support to the Taliban rather than to President Selah! are you kidding me? Consider our Constitution, Article III section 3 where the Constitution defines TREASON. I quote: "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levyng War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort." Giving aid and economic support to the Taiban is giving our Enemies, the Taliban, Aid and Comfort and is TREASON as defined by our Constitution.

    Webster's Dictionary says under "enemy", from the Latin "in" {not or negtive} and "amicus" {friend} so enemy means NOT FRIEND and 1. "one hostile to another; one who seeks the overthrow or failure of that to which he is opposed and 2. a military foe; also a hostile force, ship, or the like". How is it that ANYONE can NOT consider the Taliban to be America's enemy? If the Taliban is not our enemy, then what would you call the bombing a few days ago that resulted in death for 13 of our brave military members? If the Taliban is not our enemy, then why would they free 2,000 Al-Queda {you remember Al-Queda and 9/11 right?} If the Taliban is not our enemy, then why were we in Afghanistan for 20 years in the first place?

    Any Congressman or Senator or member of any State Legislature who votes to approve aid and economic support to the Taliban is likewise a traitor. I remind your readers of Article VI of our Constitution which states "The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution". We are watching you, Joe Biden; we are watching you, Congress; you took oaths to uphold the Constitution rather than to perform treasonous acts.

  • Kristi Warren

    09/01/2021 12:43 PM

    Biden was paid off by China to leave the equipment behind. The hasty pull out is because he knows his time is short and people are about to find out that he is just the resident of the White House not the duly elected President of the United States of America.