Reverting to typical Republican form, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) blamed President Joe Biden and his predecessor, Donald Trump, for the “calamity” taking place in Afghanistan, where the Taliban is on the verge of taking control of the country’s capital city, Kabul.
Posting on Twitter, Cheney made it sound like the morass in the Middle East was all someone else’s fault, despite the fact that both Afghanistan and Iraq were invaded by the U.S. military while her father was serving as vice president to former President George W. Bush.
The Trump/Biden calamity unfolding in Afghanistan began with the Trump administration negotiating with terrorists and pretending they were partners for peace, and is ending with American surrender as Biden abandons the country to our terrorist enemies. https://t.co/PQ1i5W6zZt
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 14, 2021
And yet, Ms. Cheney conveniently neglected to mention her father’s role in the situation we now see unfolding in Afghanistan, Newsweek notes:
“The withdrawal has received bipartisan criticism due to documented Taliban gains, delays in granting visas to translators who assisted U.S. troops, and other criticisms related to the initial decision to invade — and it wasn’t Cheney’s comments that were under fire as much as her not acknowledging her father’s role in creating the situation in the first place.”
Yes, Afghanistan is a mess. But it’s been that way for centuries, and the country was further destabilized by the invasion and occupation that was carried out during the Bush-Cheney administration, all in the name of a nebulous “war on terrorism” that did little to actually stabilize the country or region, as had been promised in the lead up to war.
Cheney was slammed on Twitter:
The war was won 10 years ago when US soldiers put a bullet in the head of Osama bin Laden.
Everything since has been pointless warfare that can never be won because there are no stated conditions for victory.@Liz_Cheney wants America to be an occupying empire forever! https://t.co/0x7aZ98Gcw
— Eric Brakey (@SenatorBrakey) August 14, 2021
It would never occur to Liz Cheney that if making any attempt to extract the US from a 20-year-long conflict is necessarily “calamitous,” then maybe the true “calamity” was the mission itself https://t.co/xY9pzMDtEg
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) August 15, 2021
When you’re not yet aware that Darth Vader is your father https://t.co/CH8QFFgUc1
— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) August 14, 2021
That’s all well and good Ms Cheney but let’s not forget whose party was in government between 2000-2009 that was highly involved and started much of the bullshit in the middle east…Iran, Iraq,Kuwait,Afghanistan…
— pauline davis (@huffandpuff) August 14, 2021
Liz Cheney really needs to sit this one out unless she’s ready to place some of the blame on her old man.
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