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Tom Cotton Gets Taken To School When He Asks Joint Chiefs Chairman Why He Hasn’t Resigned

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) got a lesson in military discipline and patriotism when he attempted to suggest that Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, should have have resigned when President Joe Biden decided to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan despite military leaders suggesting some U.S. troops should remain.

Cotton, who served in the Army, specifically asked Milley why he didn’t resign in protest when his recommendations weren’t followed. To that, the general replied:

“Senator, as a senior military officer, resigning is a really serious thing. It’s a political act if I’m resigning in protest. My job is to provide legal advice or the best military advice to the president. That’s my legal requirement. That’s what the law is. The president doesn’t have to agree with that advice. He doesn’t have to make those decisions just because we’re generals.”

Milley added that resigning just because a president doesn’t take his advice, “Would be an incredible act of political defiance for a commissioned officer to just resign.”

“This country doesn’t want generals figuring out what orders we’re going to accept and do or not. That’s not our job. It’s critical. My dad didn’t get a choice to resign at Iwo Jima. They can’t resign, so I’m not going to resign. There’s no way. If the orders are legal, we’re in a different place. If the orders are legal from civilian authority, I intend to carry them out.”

The fact that Cotton would ask such a question proves his only goal was to try and trash Biden as commander-in-chief and score political points instead of giving a damn about what’s in the long-term best interests of the United States.

If Sen. Cotton is unhappy with American foreign policy under this administration, then he should toss his hat into the 2024 presidential race and see if voters like his ideas. Otherwise, he should sit quietly and be thankful we have a president who gives a damn about our troops.

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Ted Cruz Says Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Is A Conspiracy To Distract From Afghanistan

Granted, Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz has said some incredibly moronic things since arriving in Washington, but what he uncorked Sunday during an appearance on Fox News could well win some sort of award for sheer tinfoil-hat absurdity.

Specifically, Cruz told fellow conspiracy theorist Maria Bartiromo that President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate is really just an attempt to distract the public from the administration’s policy to withdraw from Afghanistan, which was actually set in place by failed, one-term former President Donald Trump:

“You put your finger on what the White House is trying to do, they want to change the topic from Afghanistan. It’s why Biden issued this completely illegal and unconstitutional vaccine mandate because he wanted to change the topic from the disaster in Afghanistan, the vaccine mandate is going to be struck down in court, they know that, but the president is defying the law because he wanted the press to start defending him and stop talking about the disasters in Afghanistan and he’s counting on a bunch of big businesses, in particular, forcing their employees to comply before the matter is ever adjudicated and before the order is struck down.”

Actually, Ted, the reason for the vaccine mandate is very simple: It’s about saving lives. You, on the other hand, are completely content to let hundreds of thousands more Americans die a horrible death from COVID-19.

Ted Cruz has long been called the most hated man in the Senate. Listen to him talk for more than two seconds and you’ll know why even his Republican colleagues in the Senate think he’s an insufferable prick.

 

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Newsmax Host Has On-Air Meltdown When Army Vet Criticizes Trump: ‘Cut Him Off Now!’

Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield grew enraged and had an on-air meltdown during an interview with an Army veteran, eventually cutting the interview short because the vet dared to criticize failed, one-term former President Donald Trump.

According to Jason Campbell of Media Matters, Army veteran Joe Saboe told Stinchfield that “multiple” presidents had made mistakes in Afghanistan, which led the host to counter:

“I can tell you this didn’t happen under President Trump. And I know there’s a lot of people on the left that want to try to blame President Trump. He wanted out of Afghanistan real bad. He was real frustrated not being able to get out. But he didn’t pull out because he knew this would happen.”

In an attempt to set Stinchfield straight on the facts, Saboe told him:

“With due respect, veterans — I’m being one, right — our friends are over there. We followed this closely for multiple administrations and we know the Trump administration’s efforts here fairly weak, that they were trying to limit the number of people that would get out so there was coordination problems for a long time.”

The way the host responded, you’d have thought Saboe had just set an effigy of the ex-president alight and burned a flag to boot:

“Cut him off! Cut him off now! Cut him off now! You’re not going to blame this on President Trump on my show! That’s not happening!”

Still enraged, Stinchfield continued:

“God bless you for being a veteran. God bless you for trying to get Americans out. But don’t come on this program and take the talking points of the left and blame President Trump! That’s not helping anybody! The Biden administration screwed this up from the very start! You know it! I know it! The country knows it!

“I’m mad about that, man. I really am.”

Yeah, Grant, your hypocritical fascist outrage is very impressive. But Trump’s fingerprints are all over the U.S. policy in Afghanistan, and it was Trump’s Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who met with the Taliban in Doha and kissed their asses.

Trump’s foreign policy was a disaster. It could take decades to rebuild the bridges he burned with our allies and distance ourselves from the thugs he so eagerly embraced.

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Lindsey Graham Stuns BBC Reporter By Telling Him The US Will Re-Invade Afghanistan

There’s an almost endless list of reasons that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has never and will never be president.

One of those reasons came from Graham’s mouth during an interview with BBC reporter Stephen Sackur.

The interview began with Graham kissing Donald Trump’s fat ass:

“He rebuilt the military. Whether you like Trump or not, whether you believe it’s Trump’s fault or Biden’s fault, here’s where we’re at as a world. The Taliban are not reformed, they’re not new. They have a view of the world out of sync with modern times.”

And then Graham suggested the United States would be invading Afghanistan again:

“But most importantly, they’re going to give safe haven to Al Qaeda who has ambitions to drive us out of the Middle East writ large. We will be going back into Afghanistan as we went back into Iraq and Syria.”

That led the incredulous reporter to ask:

“Are you serious?. You think the United States will once again, in the foreseeable future, put troops back into Afghanistan?”

The South Carolina Republican responded:

“We’ll have to. Because the threat will be so large.”

Clearly, Lindsey Graham doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about. The U.S. military now has capabilities with drones and other remote weapons to destroy any terrorist threat before it can launch an attack on us. We’ve been picking off Al Qaeda and ISIS members for years now with drone and missile strikes.

Poor Lindsey. He wants so badly to be relevant. But he’s nothing more than a Trump groupie who’s missing his sugar daddy.

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GOP Congressman Says ‘Little Girls’ Will Be ‘Raped And Killed’ If Afghan Refugees Are Allowed Into The US

Now that Republicans have come to the realization that they can’t stop the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, they’ve decided they’ll shift gears and try to demonize the Afghan refugees who helped our troops and are now hoping to become American citizens.

Such is the case with Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), who says Afghan refugees could wind up raping and killing “little girls” in the streets.

Perry was a guest on Greta Van Susteren’s “Full Court Press” show, Vice News reports, and he said he voted against the ALLIES Act which would expedite the visa applications for Afghan refugees and also increase the total number that would be allowed entry to the United States because:

“I don’t think it’s appropriate to bring poorly vetted people from an Islamic state to the United States of America. I represent the United States of America and American citizens, and it’s my job and I think it’s this Congress’s job to ensure their safety.”

Yep, the GOP’s blatant Islamophobia is back again, even though a Republican president, Donald Trump, was responsible for starting the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

If Afghan refugees are allowed into the country, Perry warned, there would be dire consequences:

“Even when we were talking about interpreters that work with the military, there was also plenty of evidence that they would turn on their Americans and actually be part of the complex or less-than-complex attacks against the very Americans they were working with. So I found this highly, highly questionable and I wanted to see it tightened up very much before I would sign my name onto it. I’m not going to be responsible for seeing our little girls raped and killed in the streets because we wanted to bring people that are poorly vetted into the United States.” 

Of course, what Perry didn’t mention and Van Susteren failed to remind him is that immigrants commit crimes at a much lower rate than native-born Americans.

According to a study from the University of Wisconsin at Madison:

“Compared to undocumented immigrants, U.S. citizens were twice as likely to be arrested for violent felonies in Texas from 2012 to 2018, two-and-a-half times more likely to be arrested for felony drug crimes, and over four times more likely to be arrested for felony property crimes, according to a study published by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.”

Congressman Perry, like nearly every Republican, has no solutions to the problems which confront this country or the world. They just have lies and fear, which they use to keep their supporters in the dark.