From the White House Tuesday, Joe Biden called the withdrawal of troops and personnel from Afghanistan, a success.
The invasion of Afghanistan began twenty years ago. It was but one response to 9/11; the other was the invasion of Iraq. Both of which, amounted to nothing good, but countless lost lives.
Twenty years later, the U.S. is no closer to defeating terrorism in the Middle East, or anywhere in the world for that matter. It’s an impossible task to complete.
“Last night in Kabul, the United States ended twenty years of war in Afghanistan. The longest war in American history. We completed one of the biggest air lifts in history with more than 120,000 people evacuated to safety…
“They did it knowing ISIS terrorists, sworn enemies of the Taliban, were lurking in the midst of those crowds, and still the women and men of the United States military, our diplomatic corps and Intelligence professionals did their job and did it well…
“Twenty service members were wounded in the service of this mission, thirteen heroes gave their lives…
“In April, I made a decision to end this war. As part of that decision, we set the date of August 31st for American troops to withdraw…
“Let me be clear, leaving Afghanistan the 31st, is not due to an arbitrary deadline. It was designed to save American lives. My predecessor, the former president, signed an agreement with the Taliban to remove US troops by May first, just months after I was inaugurated.
“So we were left with a simple decision… I was not going to extend a forever war, and I was not going to extend a forever exit…”
Congressional Republicans had some stupid shit to say in criticism of the withdrawal – which included impeaching Biden.
Dan Crenshaw on Fox News: “The war is clearly not ended. You can’t unilaterally end a war. It takes two to tango and these people will never stop fighting us. Their capabilities are still intact. We should retake more airfields throughout the country. It will take troops on the ground and a complete reassessment of our strategy. The military can do it. We need the will politically to do it.”
Former Trump Pentagon chief of staff, Kash Patel: “Air superiority is something we have always had in Afghanistan. And our predator program dominated the skies under president Trump, and we can do it again if we retake Bagram airfield because that is the center country ops.”
Rudy – melting hair dye and all – Giuliani on Twitter: “The terrorist attacks in Kabul were only possible because the Biden administration pulled out our troops, abandoned our air base and left massive armaments for the terrorists to kill us.”
Even Fox News pundits joined in the stupidity. Todd Starnes:
“For every American who is killed, a city in Afghanistan should be wiped off the earth.”
Fox contributor Johnny Jones: “I was an E6 in the Marine Corp and I’ll tell you, the dogs of war are hungry and it might be time to let them eat. I hate that… it’s not woke, but as we would say, stack the bodies up and let them see it.”
House Minority idiot, Kevin McCarthy – the Republican whom Nancy Pelosi recently referred to as a moron – in a statement, criticized Biden’s withdrawal as the “worst foreign policy disaster in decades.”
A worse foreign policy disaster was invading Afghanistan in the first place. Try telling this to a Republican without their brain imploding. To them, staying in Afghanistan indefinitely would have been a success, a success that would have no positive outcome, that would bring no end to terrorism in sight, but would make matters worse, and in the end, take the lives of many more Americans.
Sources: Associated Press, The Week, the Rev, Republican house.gov, Daily Beast.
By the end of 2021 the U.S. will no longer have a combat role in Iraq.
Biden met with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi Monday at the White House, where he said,”Iraq has been a vital partner for the United States for some time now in the middle east and we’ve been engaged deeply in Iraq for my entire career, back in the Senate, as vice president, and now as President…
“Our shared fight against ISIS is critical for the stability of our region and counterterrorism cooperation will continue, even as we shift to this new phase we’re going to be talking about,” Biden said during the meeting.
“Our role in Iraq will be dealing with training, assisting, and help in dealing with ISIS. But we are not going to be, by the end of the year, in a combat mission.”
Both the U.S. and Iraq are allegedly committed to all U.S. troops departing when the coalition to defeat ISIS is allegedly accomplished.
Nasser Al-Shammari, spokesperson for an Iranian-back militia group, the Nujaba Movement, said that the so-called change in mission was just a trick.
“They will not differentiate between advisors of the occupation or soldiers of the occupation, for all of them are important targets for the weapons of the resistance, until the last occupying soldier leaves the land of Iraq.”
In response to Michelle Obama’s new book , in which she said she would never forgive Trump for his role in birtherism , president Trump told reporters on the White House lawn before leaving for a trip to Paris , that he would never forgive Obama for decimating the military , and for other horrible things he had supposedly done.
“Michelle Obama said what? I haven’t really seen or heard anything about that. I guess she wrote a book or something , maybe a memoire , who knows , something she was paid a lot of money to do , I guess , in which she wrote something controversial?
“You want controversial? Here’s controversial for you. I will never forgive Obama for depleting our military , for destroying our military.”
CNN White House reporter , Abby Phillip : “The United States military has the largest spending budget compared to every other nation combined. It’s ridiculous to suggest that president Obama destroyed it.”
“Not really. It was completely depleted under Obama. It was completely destroyed. It wasn’t funded the way it should have been. It was so old and tired , it was so out of date , it was so worn out , everything was so old and falling apart it was almost as if Obama had dropped a bomb on it , it was so dishevelled. The equipment , the military equipment like the tanks , the planes , the ships , and the military vehicles , almost none of them worked anymore. They were literally falling apart from disuse , they were sitting out in fields gathering dust and rust from years of neglect , because Obama wasn’t spending any more money. The tanks and planes and the military vehicles that did work , Obama often abused for his own personal use , like taking his kids to school and parties , and taking Michelle to beauty salons at tax payers expense , instead of what they were really supposed to be used for , like blowing people up. It was disgraceful.
“But what he did to our men and women in uniform , to our soldiers and military leaders , was even more disgraceful. Their uniforms were also gathering dust , and they were moth-eaten , because Obama was too cheap to spend money on new uniforms. They often had to go into battle with their uniforms falling to shreds , and some even had to go naked because Obama was too cheap to spend a few bucks on uniforms for his own military. And if anyone dared complain , he would say to them , your fired. It was no coincidence that we had a record number of military leaders fired under Obama , because he fired them for complaining about having to wear moth eaten uniforms , having to fight naked , and Obama using military vehicles for his own personal taxi service.
“Even their equipment was falling apart. Their guns were often antiquated – is that the right word I’m looking for , who knows? – they looked like guns from the eighteen hundreds or something. And they often had no bullets. Often they would jam , or back fire into the faces of our brave men and women. And even though they had weapons , half the time they were ordered not to engage the enemy , because Obama told them that ISIS and Al Qaeda were already contained , and not a threat , so he had them all running in the other direction , away from the terrorists , away from ISIS , and Al Quaeda , because he was terrible at foreign policy , he had no idea what he was doing. Under Obama ISIS was allowed to terrorize the middle east , because , and let’s be truthful here , him and crooked Hillary were the founders of ISIS , and it made America very unsafe for you and me.
“But the most disgraceful thing of all , the one thing that bothered our troops the most , is the fact that they were not allowed to say Merry Christmas for eight years. It was disgraceful. Not only were they not allowed to say Merry Christmas , they couldn’t celebrate it because Obama hated Christmas like he hated everything else , including his own military.
” But I came in and fixed everything. I spent tremendous amounts of money on new military vehicles like tanks and planes and ships. I’m not a cheap skate like Obama. They’re no longer rotting in fields gathering dust and rust , they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing , blowing people up , and he’s not using them to take Michelle and the kids to Disneyland. He wants to , but I told him , no way , get outta here Obama , and I told him he wasn’t using them for his personal taxi service , and I think I hurt his feelings.
“And I spent a tremendous amounts of money on new uniforms. Our troops no longer have to wear uniforms that are falling apart or moth-eaten , or engage the enemy naked. I also spent tremendous amounts of money on new weapons and bullets. They no longer have to use weapons that don’t work , or blow up in their faces , they don’t have to run away like cowards , and nobody’s complaining because I’m making everything great again , and they’re so happy to be able to say Merry Christmas again.”
Obama hating Conservatives were convinced that throughout his entire two terms in the White House , all he did was vacation and play golf at the expense of the American tax payer. He wasn’t really concerned about terrorism because he was Barack Hussein Obama. That name alone proved he was sympathetic to Muslim terrorists and was a Muslim himself , born and raised in Kenya , and schooled in a radical madrasa , all according to the “mainstream Conservative media.”
The constant message that he was soft on terrorism , that he harbored terrorist sympathies , contradicted the disturbing and disappointing reality that Obama was far more aggressive in the war on terror than his predecessor , intervening in seven different countries via drones , drone strikes that resulted in the deaths of terrorists , including that of American-born terrorist Anwar al-Aulaqi , but many innocents who weren’t terrorists. This was hardly the behavior of a president who , according to Fox News and other Conservative pundits , didn’t give a shit about terrorism , or who was sympathetic to its cause.
Mark Levin is a lunatic Conservative talk show host , author , and self-described intellectual and Constitutionalist. He’s also a partisan hack , a racist , anti-Semite , and a loud mouth with a grating , irritating voice and an annoying way of speaking. Dubbed the “Great One” by Sean Hannity , his biggest claim to fame , other than being a best-selling author , is his knowledge of the Constitution – which is debatable. He’s an egomaniac who often displays extreme arrogance , a lack of knowledge of politics , and has frequently demonstrated his love of free speech by screaming at anyone who disagrees with him on his radio show – especially if they’re liberals – often hanging up on them and calling them idiots and morons.
Like any Conservative who lives in a universe where facts , truth , and objectivity don’t really matter , he suffers from a severe form of Obama/liberal/Democrat derangement , and honestly believes that their only priority is to destroy America and the Constitution politically , spiritually , economically , and literally because they’re either Muslims , Marxists , Nazis , or a combination of all three.
Like most Tea Party wing nuts , Levin has spouted crap loads of verbal diarreah that his fans and listeners adore him for , believing everything he says actually comes from the mind of an intellectual , but in reality are nothing more than the rantings of a raving madman :
“Obama vacations in the whitest place on Earth.” From his radio show : “I think what they say about Martha’s Vineyard – for you racialists and race–baiters out there – I think they say its the whitest place on Earth.” Also during his rant : “We know you hate whites Obama! He talks race , he uses race , he pushes race!”Levin should know about pushing race. He’s done it quite often.
“Obama Care is Hitleresque.” Talking to Curtis Sliwa ( WABC radio host and founder of Guardian Angels ) he compared the Affordable Care Act to something Hitler did in Nazi Germany. “Obamais really into these German–like events he creates in this country. Have you noticed that?” No , Mark , I haven’t noticed , because there haven’t been any.
“Obama Care supporters are Nazi Brown Shirts.” According to lunatics like Levin , virtually everything Obama does is comparable to Nazi Germany. Referring to Obama Care supporters on his radio show , he said , “All they need is special uniforms. Learn how to march , salute , and carry flags. They’re Brown Shirts.”
“The Supreme Court is imposing secular sharia.” At the Value Voters Summit of 2015 , Levin claimed that the Supreme Court was imposing Secular Sharia. “The Sunday show hosts are too stupid to understand that the first amendment was not intended to create a separation of church and state , but to prevent the establishment of a theocracy.” Actually , its both. “What we have now is a federal government as a religion , secularism has become a religion. And just as in Muslim countries they have these Sharia courts to enforce Sharia law , we have a Supreme Court that exists to enforce secularism.” For someone who is supposed to be an intellectual , Levin seems to have no understanding of what secularism is. Secularism is not a religion. Secularism means to be non-religious , to be separate from religion. If anyone is stupid here , it’s Mark Levin. “Obama has an affinity for radical Islam more than Christianity.”From his radio show , February 2015 : “I don’t think Obama was ever taught about Christianity. He was taught radicalism through a cereal box preacher camouflaged as a church. He was taught extreme radicalism rather than faith. The faith he was exposed to was the faith of his father.” ( Obama’s father was an atheist ). “So , Obama has an affinity for Islam more than Christianity or Judaism. No question about it.” Actually , there is. Levin would know that if he bothered to do some reading.
“The Obama’s have done more damage to race relations in this country than George Wallace.” From his radio show , May , 2015 , Levin accused the Obama’s of being racialists and race-baiters of the highest order , and that they are full of hate speech , comparing them to George Wallace. Where has Levin been the past eight years? Has he been living under a rock? Has he forgotten the birthers , not to mention the entire Conservative media attacking the Obama’s over everything they have said and done , not to mention his own childish rantings and ravings? For eight years now , Conservatives have laughably played the victim card , accusing the Obama’s of being racist , but there has never been a single incident where they’ve said anything demeaning toward white people. If anything , it’s the opposite that’s true. The Obama’s have been the targets of false accusations , outright racism , and deliberate smears by Conservatives in the media , on the internet , and in Congress.
He’s the author of several ridiculously bad books such as Ameritopia , Men In Black : How The Supreme Court Is Destroying America , and Liberty And Tyranny. His latest book , Stop playing Golf Obama And Do Something About ISIS! is also a best seller , and is available now through the I Hate Obama Book Club.
He appeared on a recent episode of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to promote his latest book , and ranted and raved like the lunatic that he is.
Rachel : “Mark , according to your book , are you saying that president Obama isn’t doing anything about ISIS?”
Levin : “That’s right.”
Rachel : But , that’s not true. He’s – “
Levin : ( Screaming ) “What do you mean it’s not true?! Of course it’s true! How can he being doing something about them when he’s always playing golf?!”
Rachel : “But he’s not always playing golf. He’s ordered thousands of airstrikes against them .”
Levin : “Didn’t you hear what I said?! Are you deaf , dumb and blind?! He hasn’t done a damn thing about ISIS! He plays for team ISIS! There , I said it! Prove me wrong! He allows them to waltz across the border and set up camp all over America! Next thing you know , he’ll be inviting them to the White House for beer , coffee , and family photos! He may even make rap videos with them , like he’s done with the Muslim Brotherhood!”
Rachel : “Can we please just have a normal discussion here?”
Levin : ( Still screaming ) “What do you mean , normal discussion?! We are having a normal discussion!”
Rachel : “Screaming isn’t a normal discussion.”
Levin : “I’m not screaming! This is how I talk!”
Rachel : “If you say so , Mark. Can we talk about the book?”
Levin : “I thought we were talking about the book?!”
Rachel : ( Sighs ) “So , president Obama is just playing golf , and not really doing anything about ISIS?”
Levin : “That’s right! He’s always on the golf course! They can’t get him to do anything else! Golf is all he thinks about! From the moment he gets up in the morning to the moment he goes to bed , golf is all he thinks about! Golf! Golf! Golf! The word is burrowed into his brain like a flesh-eating worm! The guy is a zombie when it comes to golf! He stumbles around all day dreaming about golf! He’s got golf balls for pupils! He even craps golf balls! He used to do pot and coke! Now he’s hooked on golf! It’s his new drug! I wouldn’t be surprised if he starts grinding golf balls to fine powder , and sniffs them up his nose! There , I said it! He’s a junkie , a golf junkie! No wonder the American people think he’s the worst president ever!”
Long before Barack Obama was even elected president , xenophobes , and racists perceived him as the Bogey Man , due to the rhetoric and propaganda pushed by Republicans. They believed all kinds of nonsense about him that wasn’t true. He was a foreigner , a socialist , a communist , gay , a gay Muslim , an alien , even the Anti-Christ. They are all ridiculous and childish reasons to be afraid of someone. That is , unless you’re living in a fantasy world where reality has no basis in fact , which is where many of today’s Conservatives don’t seem to mind living.
Since the moment Obama set foot in the White House , Republicans in congress and their supporters , have deliberately set out to discredit him. They have done everything they can to smear his name and reputation. They have used fear of a black man with a Muslim name – Hussein – in the White House , because they would rather have a white man as president. If he walks like a duck , talks like a duck , he must be a duck. In other words , he has a Muslim name , so he must be a socialist communist , Nazi , racist , gay Muslim duck.
There have been many examples of Republican fear mongering. Death panels in the Affordable Care Act , more affectionately known as Obama Care among Conservatives :
July 16 , 2009 , Former lieutenant governor of New York , Betsy McCaughey claimed that section 1233 of the Affordable Care Act would give bureaucrats the right to decide who would live and who would die among the elderly and the disabled. It was repeated by the likes of Sean Hannity , Laura Ingraham , Rush Limbaugh , and Glen Beck.
July 24th , in a New York Post article , she claimed presidential advisor , Ezekiel Emanuel , said the elderly and disabled are not entitled to health care.
August 7th , on her Facebook page , Sarah Palin used the term “death panel” , in a post on the Affordable Care Act , which was quickly picked up and spread around the internet , and by others in the conservative media.
At the 2013 Values Voters summit in Washington , Ben Carson claimed that the Affordable Care Act was the worst thing in America since slavery , that it had more to do with control than health care.
Race baiting …
July 28 , 2009 , on his Fox News show , Glen Beck referred to the president as a white culture hating racist. Apparently , to Glen , it didn’t matter that his mother , Ann Dunham , was also white. He hates white people , so by Glen’s logic , he hated his mother , and therefore must be a racist duck.
Michelle Bachman’s 2010 Western Conservative Summit speech , complaining that Obama had turned America into a nation of slaves.
July 9 , 2010 , Glen beck whining about the New Black Panthers as Obama’s army of thugs. And in November of 2014 , lamenting that Obama’s executive action on immigration would most likely lead to a race war.
In a Fox interview , Palin accused the president of pining to return to the days when America was divided by different economic classes and skin color.
February 26 , 2012 , Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman. Supposedly Zimmerman shot him in self-defense , after Martin discovered that Zimmerman had been following him. An altercation ensued , with Martin ending up dead. The Conservative media was quick and eager to jump to Zimmerman’s defense , portraying Martin as a thug , that he had gotten what he deserved. Zimmerman was eventually charged with manslaughter , but was acquitted after trial. Soon after the acquittal , Obama in his remarks about the case , said that ‘it could have been him’ at that age , and expressing concern that these types of events happen all too often. The conservative media , in predictable fashion , went bonkers , accusing the president of race baiting , for daring to compare himself with Martin , while conveniently ignoring that those who defend and condone the murder of a black teenager wearing a hoodie , and reportedly armed only with a bag of skittles while committing no crime , are the true race baiters.
The Birther nonsense :
During the 2008 democratic primaries , speculations of Obama’s place of birth surfaced. It was quickly spread by every Conservative media outlet. Later that year Obama released his official birth certificate. In April , 2011 , he released a copy of his original certificate of live birth. Racists , bigots , and conspiracy fanatics , were convinced they were fakes.
August 2009 , Orly Taitz revealed a fake Kenya birth certificate. She was hoping to convince racists , bigots , and conspiracy freaks that it was genuine.
General fear mongering , some of which has crossed the border of idiocy , and into the realm of lunacy :
Obama is a Muslim loving terrorist , who sides with Islam. He loves them so much that he’s actually executed quite a few to prove it. Some intellectuals like Sarah Palin , and Rush Limbaugh have even suggested that he has droned them with flowers , candy , and other goodies.
He’sworks FortheMuslimBrotherhood , and has aided them bygivingthemjobsintheWhite House ( see Dana Leosch’s video , Jobs For Jihadis ).
He’sarmingISIS – while simultaneously bombing them ( see first paragraph ). Go figure.
He hates America. According to Victoria Jackson , in her book Barack’sMagicPen , she claims he is destroying the country by “shredding” – with his magic pen – the constitution with his unlawful executive actions , despite the fact that every president has issued executive actions. If that makes him a dictator , he’s certainly not the first American tyrant.
He hates Christians. He’s persecuting them by supporting same -sex marriage , which proves he himself is gay , and which also proves – according to Victoria Jackson – that he’s a Muslim , since Muslim’s obviously endorse homosexuality.
He is disarming America. Paranoid gun loving fanatics like Ted Nugent , Jan Morgan , and their millions of cohorts , have bemoaned the absurdity of Obama coming for their guns since the moment he took office. Jan wrote a book about her displeasure with Obama The Gun Grabber , How Obummer And Liberals Are Destroying The Second Amendment God Given Rights of Patriotic Gun Loving Americans. So far he has yet to confiscate a single fire arm.
JadeHelm. He’s invading Texas as a prelude to martial law. As a prelude to gun confiscation. As a prelude to throwing patriotic , paranoid gun loving fanatics into friendly neighborhood Wal-Mart stores that have been converted into Fema prison camps. As a prelude to taking over America and turning it into a third world communist dictatorship. Well , Jade Helm has since passed. Patriotic gun loving fanatics have not been rounded up , nor have their guns been taken away.
He’s destroying the economy. Well , not exactly. Anyone who seriously believes this , is living in denial. All one has to do is some fact checking to see that the economy has improved. Job numbers are five times higher than they were under the entire Bush economy , and unemployment is at least 5.6 %. But , its common knowledge among the average Obama hating conservative that facts have a liberal bias , and Obummer and the liberals have actually wrecked the economy beyond all repair.
Benghazi was a cover up , a scandal. Obama deliberately left four Americans to die , because he’s a Muslim who loves his Muslim brothers more than he loves America. Numerous investigations have said otherwise. And yet republicans continue to waste taxes with endless investigations that have proved nothing.
He’s the Anti-Christ. This is one of the most ridiculous claims , right up there with ‘he’s a Muslim’. According to Victoria Jackson in her book , The Mole That Is Not Really A Mole In The White House , Barack and his evil conjoined twin , Julio , plan to over throw America just before he leaves office.
He wants to eat Americas kids. Another ridiculous claim by Victoria Jackson , supported by her book , To Serve Obama.
The Republicans and their allies in the conservative media will continue to use fear and misinformation as a means to persuade their supporters to vote against their own interests as long as Obama is in the White House. To those who wish to deny fact and truth , and instead choose to live in fantasy land , Obama will always be a socialist Marxist communist , Nazi , white culture hating racist , America hating , gay Muslim duck. Quack.