Kamioner: A Tale Of Two Phone Calls

One Trump. One Biden.

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Trump never admitted to the charge, but he was impeached over it. Of course, as everyone including the Democrats knew, it was inevitable he would be found innocent of all charges in the subsequent Senate trial. The whole thing turned out to be horse manure and was only a way to stick it to Trump on his way out the door. But it put the country and the government through a ridiculous charade that cost time, money, and national focus.

Fast forward to the last month, the fall of Afghanistan. During that time, about three weeks ago, Joe Biden, and he has never outright denied it, called the president of Afghanistan and asked him to lie as to the military situation on the ground there so the Biden administration wouldn’t look so bad. That call happened.

Here are the words he used. “I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban,” Biden said. “And there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.”

The administration refuses to talk about it in any detail and Biden has never denied it. The Pentagon leaked it. Several reliable national security sources have confirmed it to various news outlets. Those outlets have run the story. And then? Nothing.

So let’s get this straight. One phone call was proven to have never happened after a probe, an impeachment, and a Senate trial. It was a political hit job. That’s it. The other is the president of the United States asking a foreign leader to lie for him for political advantage. This, while US troops are on the ground and thousands of loved ones are worrying about their safety. Joe Biden plotted to lie to them and the rest of the American people. The president of Afghanistan did not take the bait and we found out good and hard how bad it was in Afghanistan.

One president goes through hell and impeachment. The other will skate, if current circumstances continue and it sure looks like they will. Hypocrisy? Double standards? Different rules? Yes, but also much worse than that.

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We have elected people to office all across the country who don’t give a whit about justice, fairness, or the Constitution. These people are called Democrats. Does every Democrat fall into this category? No, but almost and enough to brand them with it. Donald Trump and America paid a price for an imaginary call while Joe Biden will walk away from his real phone call with no impeachment and no trial. This is a not a proper way to run a country.

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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