Friday, August 20, 2021

Exclusive — Rep. Warren Davidson: Liz Cheney Played Key Role in Afghanistan Debacle

Sean Moran

Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Monday that Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) efforts to stall then-President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from Afghanistan in part led to Biden’s botched withdrawal.

Davidson, an Army veteran, spoke to Breitbart News as Biden has been largely criticized for his strategy to withdraw from Afghanistan. While Davidson said that he has supported ending the war in Afghanistan since 2011, he said that the 46th president did not withdraw “correctly.” He also called Biden’s withdrawal plan a “failure.”

The Ohio conservative, however, did note that some of the blame lies with Cheney, a member of the Never Trump and neoconservative wing of the GOP.

Cheney, along with Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), sponsored in July 2020 an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would restrict then-President Trump’s ability to withdraw troops from Afghanistan unless certain conditions were met.

The amendment, otherwise known as the Afghanistan Partnership and Transparency Act (APTA), would restrict the use of funds to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan below 8,000 unless certain conditions were met. This included:.......To Read More....

 Our Group's Take - Welp, this exposes even more Biden lies in the process. After all, Biden has claimed that Trump specifically came up with the May 1 deadline to avoid responsibility for anything that went wrong in the final withdrawal. Essentially saying Trump dumped it on Biden's lap. When it turns out the democrat congress dumped it on Biden's lap with the help of never-Trumper's like Liz Cheney.  Which of course doesn't remotely excuse Biden's utter failure and the debacle that has resulted.

The article also makes a crucial point - Trump's initial withdrawal timeline ended in the winter which would have made it almost impossible for the Taliban to have taken over most of the nation as they did, because it is almost impossible to fight in Afghanistan during the winter because of the combination of extreme weather and terrain. So it would have been far easier to get all of our people out, both civilian and military, if the last of it was done during the winter rather than in the middle of the summer.

Oh, and clearly Biden's withdrawal did not meet any of those congressionally-mandated requirements. So how come no one has said anything about that before?! I mean, the dishonest feckless mainstream media isn't a huge surprise in that regard unfortunately... But I am a little surprised that I haven't seen much about this in the non-mainstream media either or on Fox.
 

 

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