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So Now That the War Is Over, What About Those Resignations?

AMAC Exclusive – by James Johnson

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Joe Biden asserted in his speech this week that his disastrous plan for the evacuation had the unanimous support of his Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, National Security Advisor, and top military officials. If this is true, it begs the question: now that the war is over, why haven’t those people resigned? And if they won’t resign, why haven’t they been fired?

By now, the entire world knows that America’s 20-year battle against the Taliban ended in a shameful and humiliating surrender. This shocking outcome in American military history was not the fault of the American Soldier, Sailor, Marine, or Airman on the ground in Afghanistan. Instead, the blame rests entirely with senior political, civilian, and military leadership, who failed in their most basic responsibility: the planning, execution, and completion of a military mission.

In cultures that afford greater weight than ours to concepts such as honor and duty, resignation (at a minimum) would be expected in light of such a horrendous performance. When British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain badly misjudged Hitler at the outset of World War II, he did not stubbornly stay in office after losing the confidence of the Parliament and the British people; he had the decency to resign. In a more extreme example, the Japanese minister of war committed seppuku (ritual suicide) after signing the surrender document at the end of the war. To this day, public officials in Japan routinely step down from their jobs to atone for errors or embarrassments within their organizations—even ones that came about through no fault of their own.

The United States has typically not had this tradition, and certainly there is something to be said for an American culture that tolerates errors. We don’t want a society that punishes mistakes so severely that no one takes any risks at all.

That, however, is a far cry from the situation in which we find ourselves regarding Afghanistan—a situation in which our leaders were apparently so certain that they would not be held accountable, no matter what happened, that they were vacationing in the Hamptons and Camp David as Afghanistan was being taken over by terrorists. This despite the fact that, as we now know, they were fully aware of the likelihood a collapse would happen.

Both our political and our military leadership have failed on a spectacular scale—indeed, on a world-historic scale—and they have done so after ignoring repeated warnings about the consequences of their recklessness. And not only have America’s leaders refused to accept responsibility for the catastrophe they caused, but the President is angrily telling Americans that the whole thing was a roaring success! He actually appears surprised and irritated that he is being subject to criticism at all.

Plenty of people across the country, including members of the House and Senate, are calling for Biden’s resignation. These calls are certainly understandable; the situation is so bad that there could very well be grounds to overcome the normal American assumption that a president should be allowed to finish out his term. But in any case, Tony Blinken, Lloyd Austin, Mark Milley, Jake Sullivan, and Ron Klain were not elected by anyone. President Biden’s refusal to accept any responsibility whatsoever only makes it more urgent that his leadership team resign.

This is not just a matter of politics, but of national security. Anything less would communicate to everyone, our friends and foes alike, that Americans believe what Biden is saying—that the whole thing went perfectly fine.

Perhaps more importantly, this particular group of officials stands totally exposed before the entire world as utterly incompetent. It is literally dangerous to leave them in charge now that their staggering ineptitude has been revealed. It is alarming to our allies, and even worse, it is an open an invitation to our adversaries. This is how you end up with calamities like the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, or a Chinese invasion of Taiwan.

In addition, if these people keep their jobs, it will be profoundly demoralizing to our Armed Forces. Many veterans and active-duty service members are furious and devastated by their leadership and are demanding accountability. Last week, in an unprecedented act, a Marine Lieutenant Colonel, three years from his retirement, released a video in which he suggested that military leadership needed to answer for the debacle. He was relieved of command the next day.

Even before the Afghanistan nightmare, morale in the military was already plummeting as the Biden administration has moved to politicize the Armed Forces and refashion it in their “woke” image. They have explicitly stated that the priorities of our military are climate change, COVID, and purging Trump supporters from the ranks, in addition to promoting Marxist concepts like “equity.” The frustration with these priorities reached a fever pitch when the Sergeant Major of the Army Michael A. Grinston tweeted about how inclusiveness and hairstyles make the military more lethal, on the same day that ISIS-K killed 13 American servicemembers. Sadly, the tweet was not a joke.

The results of this leadership crisis, as evidenced in Afghanistan, are catastrophic. The simple fact of the matter is that these people have to go. The war is over. There’s no reason to delay. Biden’s entire national security team should resign, or be fired immediately.

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Diane Harley
1 month ago

I want those responsible to be FIRED!

Lori Eggenburg
2 months ago

This administration has no shame! Nor any morals or scruples! It has brought only shame to those of us who love this country!

BAE
2 months ago
Reply to  Lori Eggenburg

Yes, this democrat administration has brought shame to the US of America that will go down in history FOREVER…..

Marlene Gaudio
2 months ago

I think that not only should Biden and all his appointed officials be made to resign their positions but because of the “adhering to the enemy,” TREASON is something I feel our so called Government committed as well.
Maybe if our Republican Party wasn’t so concerned to lose they would give it fight. Just because the Democrats hold both the House and the Senate we could still bring them down.
Could you see Biden in the hot seat without a TelePrompTer or earbud with someone telling him what to say in a committee hearing? The poor man will have a total meltdown.

BAE
2 months ago

You have a better chance of hitting the lottery twice in one week then to have a Democrat resign. Many Dems should resign……………….but too much money and power.

Harry J Welsh
2 months ago

Impeachment for the President, Firings for defense, State and Justice. They pissed on their own feet and CBS and defenders are telling you their feet are not wet. If you enjoy this just keep voting for Democrats.

Thomas
2 months ago

Anyone that should resign should be Biden! He told us so on 10/22/20, during the last Presidential debate. when he stated that ‘anyone responsible for this many Covid deaths (about 220,000 at the time) should not remain as President of the USA’! Today, 9/5/21, the Biden administration has had 246,000+ Covid deaths since Biden took office! When is Biden going to take his OWN WORDS to heart, and resign??

Max
2 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

He’s forgotten what he stated, probably doesn’t remember yesterday.

Sam
2 months ago

Democrats do not resign. They just keep on getting promoted. And paid more. Then look for that next cushy job as a board member or lobbyist when they leave office or the military. On the dime of us common trash out here in America. You know…the ones paying the bills and carrying the freight.

Longshorts
2 months ago

The French profit from supplying the other side when we are not leaving our equipment and munitions behind. Just thought I would add that for all of you to ponder upon.

Longshorts
2 months ago

The war is never over, just like Rome – it changes locations and enemies, but it never ends! You have to satisfy the MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXES that President Eisenhower warned us against. This is what murdered President Kennedy, he was going to withdraw troops from Vietnam and the military munitions manufacturers didn’t want that. Oh, no, can’t not have a war going on, it is bad for business. They actually control this Country although they chose a really good “puppet” to be their figurehead. War is GOOD for business, and there always are more people after a war than before one. While “floppy, sleepy Joe” presides, Americans WILL die in foreign lands to the profits of the munition makers whether Americans are military or civilian, our precious blood WILL ALWAYS be spilled for money and profit. We really haven’t “WON” a war since WWII, not that our forces didn’t try their very best. Be bitter about all of this.

Last edited 2 months ago by Longshorts
Steve
2 months ago

Our govt never fires anyone. Another group that should be fired are those who misled the
public and our presidents on the ability of Afgan troops. We had to spend 20 years, bury our
youth, and trillions of dollars while ignoring our own stateside needs, all while rebuilding that sandpile just to find out that the only Afgan fighters are terrorists ? The group that misled on that
should be jailed.

Steve
2 months ago

xxx

CJP
2 months ago

Why is it everyone thinks they could have done a better job than Biden without an inkling of the logistics involved and the lack of support from the Afghani Military and government. This withdrawal was bound to be a nightmare no matter who was doing it.

Stephen
2 months ago
Reply to  CJP

Biden’s surrendering Bagram to the Taliban can be considered a major failure of logistics. Bagram was secured and vital to the evacuation rather than surrounded Karzai Airport.

Lee S McQuillen
2 months ago
Reply to  CJP

Maybe so many think they could have done a better job because they have more common sense. This whole debacle was stupidity at its greatest peak! Where are your brains?

Richard
2 months ago

We needed to leave but certainly NOT the way this administration did it. Heads should roll….

Jude
2 months ago

I agree there should be many resignations in the hierarchy of our government, but I think the reason Joe Biden isn’t being forced to resign is because: look at what you’re going to get… Kamala Harris, and if that doesn’t work out: look at what you’re going to get… Nancy Pelosi! Goodness gracious how did we get into this mess…oh, that’s right, the Democrats stole the election in 2020, and now the American people are going to pay severely for that happening (ignorant & stupid spending programs, rising gas prices, rising food prices, rising housing prices, rising electric and gas bills, etc., it’s a domino effect)! So, just remember that all you stupid idiots who voted for the Democrats are just as responsible for the current mess as those who planned the democratic election coup in 2020! Where is our military? Why aren’t you standing up and confronting these people… you know they did wrong and you’ve allowed it to happen! Have you become that complacent!

Tish
2 months ago
Reply to  Jude

Mostly complicit . . .

Stan d. Upnow
2 months ago

I agree with Mr. Johnson 100%. But, none of those incompetent, Leftist scumbags will resign, nor will they be fired. The Progressive-Socialist dominated Congress will do nothing towards that end, either.

Stolen elections have dire consequences.

John Galt
2 months ago

OBiden will remain in office until the end of January 2023. Then he will have either mysteriously died in office or been removed from office under the 25th Amendment, whereupon, the REAL choice of the marxist Democrat Party for the presidency back in 2018, Kamala Harris, will assume the office. This will permit her to serve just under 2 remaining years of OBiden’s term and run for two terms in her own right, in which she could possibly be President for 10 years. Should that occur, I think that would be sufficient time for the commie Dems to secure their American Soviet. This cannot be allowed to happen.

Tish
2 months ago
Reply to  John Galt

No way harris will last that long. Most Americans of both parties are fed up with the destructive antics of dimrats, and 2022 is going to be a turning point for us.

Janet
2 months ago
Reply to  John Galt

While I somewhat agree with you on the Harris issue, please remember that if she is elevated to the position of Giggling President, a new Vice President will be appointed so Pelosi will not be next in line. Too many people forget that Gerald Ford was appointed as Vice President and that is how our system works. If you review your history of Presidents, you will see that this has happened a number of times in the past. Harris is clueless and will be as much or more a puppet than Biden has been.

The military advisers that advised Biden that this was a bad idea and tried to convince him that we needed to keep the air base and to get Americans and others out plus equipment like tanks, helicopters, planes before any of the military were withdrawn are to be commended, but when they turned to support him they joined those that should resign. If they had any self-respect, they would have left and not lied to the American people. I believe that they should have ignored the President’s decision and orders, sent additional troops to guard the embassy and never left the air base. Then they should have proceeded to move equipment and Americans though they risked losing their retirement benefits and Court Marshall. I have a feeling that Biden and his evil chronies would have then taken credit for the success of doing things the right way. How can these Generals look in the mirror and justify violating their oath and principles for money?

Ted Lively
2 months ago

Are you sure we’re not talking about Vietnam?

Stephen
2 months ago

This administration couldn’t organize a piss in a brewery.

Martin
2 months ago

100% spot on.
It’s time for us to petition the Pentagon and all legislators.

Plato
2 months ago

The pathetic Afghan army that Republican administrations put together, coupled with the surrender that Trump agreed to sign with Taliban made this outcome inevitable. Biden did what is best for America, unlike the Jesus hating MAGAts.

Stan d. Upnow
2 months ago
Reply to  Plato

While I certainly have no love for the Republicans(with small exception), and I had issues with Donald Trump on some points, your support for that dementia-ridden puppet, OBiden, and his Progressive-Socialist masters, is disgusting!
Afghanistan, like Vietnam, was a debacle that was bungled by successive politicians; true.
But, the horrific withdrawal was Not “inevitable.” It is my opinion that it was done deliberately for a specific purpose. In any case, just whose side are you on?

Tish
2 months ago
Reply to  Plato

Will never understand fools like you, who plant their feet, cover their eyes and ears, and continue to blame others for what you and your kind do. You seek out conservative sites to post you drivel, just to get your giggles, and everyone but you knows you’ve lost all faith in America.

Stephen
2 months ago
Reply to  Plato

So Plato, you agree with Biden’s policy of abandoning American citizens and Afghan allies to the ruthlessness of the Taliban including students and journalists, the sacrifices of 13 servicemen and women who died valiantly to protect evacuees, the enormous cache of weapons, humvees and aircraft to arm the Taliban for years. No, this could have been prevented if Biden paid attention to his advisors that Afghanistan was rapidly falling to the hands of the Taliban as early as April. Biden even tried to have the Afghan president lie that everything was progressing well in Afghanistan so Biden could reassure the American public, there was no need to worry. This had nothing to do with Trump! This is totally a Biden failure or as you like to claim “Biden did what is best for America”. Laughable!! Enjoy your Kool Aid!

Stephen
2 months ago
Reply to  Stephen

And I would like to add, the best thing Biden can do for America is resign!

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