Donate now and you too can get your complimentary SAVE AMERICA BoosterVax™ shot on stage with me at the next rally, like @MagaTimmy! I hear he is doing so well that he may walk again any day now! pic.twitter.com/MClHh4oeEZ— Blompf2024 (@Blompf2024) August 26, 2021
Good conversation with @IsraeliPM Bennett last night. We discussed shared challenges: Global terrorism, Iran’s dangerous aspirations, anti-Semitism & BDS. Reaffirmed my support for deeper strategic partnership and preserving Israel’s qualitative military edge & freedom of action.— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) August 26, 2021
Here’s my pledge to the Taliban:— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@RepCawthorn) August 23, 2021
You may chant “death to America” today, but the levers of power will be in strong hands soon.
When power in Washington inevitably shifts, we will not forget you.
We’re in the business of killing terrorists. And soon, business will be booming. pic.twitter.com/rmhFtn8pi0
Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from Afghanistan was as fake as the rest of his administration. That’s why he never got around to doing it.
“President Donald Trump’s top national security officials never intended to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, according to new statements by Chris Miller, Trump’s last acting defense secretary.
Miller said the president’s public promise to finish withdrawing U.S. forces by May 1, as negotiated with the Taliban, was actually a “play” that masked the Trump administration’s true intentions: to convince Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to quit or accept a bitter power-sharing agreement with the Taliban, and to keep some U.S. troops in Afghanistan for counterrorism missions.
In a conversation this week with Defense One, Miller revealed that while serving as the top counterterrorism official on the National Security Council in 2019, he commissioned a wargame that determined that the United States could continue to conduct counterterrorism in Afghanistan with just 800 American military personnel on the ground. And by the end of 2020, when he was acting defense secretary, Miller asserted, many Trump administration officials expected that the United States would be able to broker a new shared government in Afghanistan composed primarily of Taliban officials. The new government would then permit U.S. forces to remain in country to support the Afghan military and fight terrorist elements.
That plan never happened, in part because Trump lost his reelection bid in November. And at least one other former senior Trump administration official questioned Miller’s retelling. But in revealing it, Miller challenged recent assertions that Trump is to blame for setting up this week’s chaotic scenes unfolding across Kabul. Miller alleged that despite Trump’s frequent public pledges to end the Afghanistan war and bring home all U.S. troops, many senior national security officials in his administration believed a total withdrawal was not inevitable. …”
Once again, that’s the problem with these people.
They run on cultural grievances and win by harnessing backlash politics. They desperately cling to their unpopular policy agenda. They also have no intention of ever delivering on their promises. It is a waste of time to empower conservatives because 1.) they don’t intend to do anything with power and 2.) lack a popular governing agenda which is why they will lose their congressional majority.
Note: The Taliban is doing more to block Afghan refugee resettlement than the GOP.