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Democrat Senator Throws Biden Under The Bus On Afghanistan

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Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, is livid with the Biden administration over the Afghanistan Bugout. Blumenthal, you may remember, is the guy who falsely claimed Vietnam military service on his resume. So now he figures he’ll pick up some points with veterans by piling on Biden regarding Afghanistan. But the larger issue is that he feels free to do so. That’s how weak Biden is with his own party. Could the 25th Amendment be coming soon?

FNC: “Sen. Richard ,Blumenthal, D-Conn., is ‘furious’ over the Biden administration delaying flights with Americans trying to escape Afghanistan after President Biden’s botched troop withdrawal.

The senator from Connecticut issued a press release on Monday eviscerating the Biden administration for delaying flights out of the Mazar-e Sharif airport in Afghanistan following reports of the administration not giving the evacuation flights the green light. The senator revealed that he and his staff have been working around the clock to ‘secure the safe passage of two planes’ on the airport tarmac carrying ‘American citizens, at-risk Afghan allies, and their families.’ ”

“My office joined forces in this humanitarian mission with an incredible coalition of advocates – NGOs, former servicemembers, and journalists – to try and evacuate our fellow citizens and Afghan allies,” Blumenthal said.

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“There will be plenty of time to seek accountability for the inexcusable bureaucratic red tape that stranded so many of our Afghan allies. For now, my singular focus remains getting these planes in the air and safely to our airbase in Doha, where they have already been cleared to land. These are Americans citizens and Afghans who risked everything for our country. We cannot leave them behind.”

The White House lamely responded. “When it comes to charters, we facilitated the evacuation and relocation of thousands of these individuals aboard charter aircraft from HKIA during the USMIL-led operation. We understand the concern that many people are feeling as they try to facilitate further charter and other passage out of Afghanistan. However, we do not have personnel on the ground, we do not have air assets in the country, we do not control the airspace — whether over Afghanistan or elsewhere in the region.” Gee, wonder why, given the USAF is the largest most advanced air force in the world, we don’t control that airspace?

They nattered on. “Given these constraints, we also do not have a reliable means to confirm the basic details of charter flights, including who may be organizing them, the number of U.S. citizens and other priority groups on-board, the accuracy of the rest of the manifest, and where they plan to land, among many other issues. We will hold the Taliban to its pledge to let people freely depart Afghanistan.” Hold them accountable with what?

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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CashGirl
CashGirl
10 months ago

No you don’t — SCAM! Go away!!! :-(

Last edited 10 months ago by CashGirl
Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
10 months ago

The real president is Obama. So why don’t the dems just cut to the chase and put that radical communist muslim pos back in office and we’ll get on with the civil war.

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
10 months ago

How do you give blow jobs on lie?

Greenman21
Greenman21
10 months ago

Prezeedental JoJo weel wag eez fingers attem – so zay mus bee supa-scaryd! Failing that “We” could always fly one of our remaining Drones over them for a look-see ;)

Cindy Hayes
Cindy Hayes
10 months ago

Surely there are more compromised Dems than just Blumenthal. Someone shame them into helping as well. We must compete in the Dem’s Mean Girl Game to beat them at it and now it means the lives of Americans and those who are in danger from helping us.

It’s almost as if the Dems have no idea how many of us are part of a veterans family. But they do. It really is quite despicable.

Good article Mr. Kamioner

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
10 months ago

U Own it 2 buddy its on U as others & RINOs.

Salvatore
Salvatore
10 months ago

You have to be some kind of moron to think that that was a good way to pull out of a country leaving 83 billion dollars worth of equipment plus who knows how many hundreds of Americans behind!

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is not to be trusted.He is just trying to save his seat in the senate by saying what he said.