And boy, did they!
The Biden administration had to admit that they royally screwed the pooch this week when they used the Obama-era philosophy of attack moving vehicles in the Middle East with drone attacks. The results? Well, let’s just say they were less than encouraging that Biden and his staff have any idea that they know what they are doing.
In fact, it was described in more than one place as downright murder. Ten civilians died in an attack that was supposed to be targeted Taliban leaders in Afghanistan. Turns out that the ten civilians, seven of whom were children, were delivering water to people. No Taliban. No terrorists. No threats. Just bad information and a tragedy of incredible proportions.
Both General Mark Milley, who’s under fire for making surreptitious phone calls to his counterpart in China during the Trump administration, without Trump’s order or knowledge, came out back at the end of August when the drone attack occurred, and said “it was a ‘righteous’ strike”. Jen Psaki, at the White House intimated that yes, they were aware that civilians were involved in the drone attack, but that their intelligence “over the horizon” was actually spot on and they felt confident about it. Both were flat out lies.
General Frank McKenzie yesterday, had to address the media, and the nation with the news that yes, it was a screw up. Quoting here, “We now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISIS-K or were a direct threat to U.S. forces,” McKenzie said. “I offer my profound condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed.”
I’m sure his apology will go a long way toward healing that families’ wounds!
Can we make matters worse in this latest Biden screw up? Sure…Biden was advised by military folks not to use a drone strike in this case. They had intelligence, but it was apparently “spotty”, and the military brass talking to the president wasn’t sure that it was 100% accurate. That’s because it came from the Taliban. And Biden didn’t care. He accepted the Taliban’s advice that they go after this vehicle and bomb it. Biden went against the actual advice given by his military advisors, and decided, ala Obama, to bomb the hell out of this family. It was a family of aid workers.
And what does Joe Biden say about this now? Now that HE was the one that gave the order, and HE was the one that screwed up? Nothing. He has Jen Psaki front and center answering questions, and he has Frank McKenzie out there doing the same thing at the Pentagon because he’s hiding from the public. He’s somewhere in the White House basement afraid to show his face to the public and to reporters.
This president is a waste of carbon. Pure and simple. He wasn’t in the top 50% of his law school graduating class at Syracuse, and he certainly isn’t in the top 50% of all Americans who would be able to run the country. In fact, he’s probably in the bottom 1%. I can think of several people (some of whom read this blog) that frankly I don’t agree with much, but they’d be much better stewards of America than Joe Biden has proven in less time than it takes for a woman to get pregnant and give birth, could do.
General Mark Milley should resign immediately. If not for what he did during the Trump administration, certainly for his mischaracterization in this awful stain on America. Jen Psaki should resign. She has been nothing more than a mouthpiece spewing venomous propaganda ever since she entered the White House. I realize that’s part of her job, but you can’t tell me she relishes getting up and going to work every morning. It’s just something your conscious tells you not to do. Apparently there are very few morals in either of these two people’s souls.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!