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The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan was inevitable, but the deaths and national pain that this poorly executed withdrawal has caused were preventable. 13 of America’s greatest were killed by evil savages that couldn’t care less for rules of engagement, let alone human rights. ISIS-K is responsible for these deaths, but President Joe Biden bears responsibility for putting our troops at the mercy of the Taliban and ISIS—this alone is sufficient reason for his resignation.
Incompetence, Abdication of Duty, and Countless Lies
The lies, poor assessments, and deaths in Afghanistan have shown us that the 46th President of the United States has abdicated his responsibility to lead our republic. The quick and shocking demise of Kabul regrettably promoted many—myself included—to question our intel assessment. The New York Times confirmed, however, that intelligence assessments warned both the White House and State Department of a rapid Taliban takeover, confirming that we do have the best intelligence in the world.
Despite these warnings, President Biden and Blinken falsely assured the American people that Kabul would not fall to the Taliban this quick. A lie that proves that both Democrats were either willfully misleading the American people or foolishly dismissing our intelligence community.
Under Biden’s leadership, our military leaders—not our servicemen—have shifted focus from protecting America to the false premise of “white rage.” Islamic terrorists paid attention and attacked. We now left our citizens and Afghan allies at the mercy of the same individuals who provided refuge to Al-Qaeda as they plotted 9/11.
President Kamala Harris?
The only deterrent against a Biden resignation is the elephant in the room—Vice President Kamala Harris, a woman of color who is more interested in perpetrating identity politics, victimhood, and other woke ideas against America than governing and uniting the nation.
My editor, Ben Kew, argued against a Biden resignation, claiming that while Biden is “senile, incompetent, and a puppet of other malign forces,” he is a “known quantity.” On the other hand, Kew argues, Kamala Harris “is someone who has never demonstrated anything but contempt” for the nation.
While I partially agree with Ben, what value does Biden’s “known quantity” have when it is costing—quite literally—American lives? The evidence of Biden’s disastrous foreign policy is vast. Robert Gates, the former Secretary of Defense under the Obama-Biden years, said it himself: Biden has “been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
The Theatrics of Congressional Hearings
Calls for congressional hearings are filled with the foolish notion that the deeply divided Congress will accomplish something. The editorial boards of USA Today and El American issued damning statements, demanding Congress for “accountability” and “straight talk under oath” about what happened in Afghanistan. But have not learned anything from the past (Benghazi, Trump Impeachment, lie-ridden Russian Collusion)?
Here’s what going to happen: On one side, the GOP will roast Biden officials and their disastrous foreign policy; on the other, Democrats and its progressive wing will blame the U.S. for the crisis in Afghanistan. Members of both parties will interrupt each other, go beyond their time limits, and then rush to appear on cable news for reaction, campaign donations, and fame. This cycle would be repeated for weeks, months, if not years, ultimately costing millions of dollars to the American taxpayer.
Yes, congressional hearings are needed—but we need action now, starting with the resignation of our commander-in-chief. The families of the American patriots killed in action deserve much better.
The Disrespect of our Troops
Not too long ago, Biden was bragging that no one had died in the Afghan evacuation. “But no one’s being killed right now,” said Biden, simultaneously knocking on wood. Mr. President, we knocked on wood and now our nation is mourning the unnecessary death of 13 servicemen. America is no longer safe under your leadership.
America expected Biden to show compassion and strength the day of the terrorist attack. Instead, we got a nonchalant, smirking president, who was more concerned about Fox News’ Peter Doocy than the families of the soldiers. This individual is not fit to run America and has left our citizens and allies at the mercy of Islamic terrorists.
Back in March, I warned that our darkest days lay ahead with Biden in the White House. Regrettably, those dark days are here. Our great nation, however, must find solace in the fact that those killed in Afghanistan died doing what they loved the most: defending and protecting the liberties that we all enjoy in the United States of America.
To the soldiers listed below: Our nation will be forever grateful for your sacrifice and you will not be forgotten.
- Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah
- Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts
- Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, California
- Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California
- Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska
- Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Missouri
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyoming
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California
- Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio
- Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee.
Luis Cornelio is the English Editor-in-Chief at El American. After graduating cum laude from the Colin Powell School for Civil and Global Leadership, he went on to intern at the Heritage Foundation. Most recently he served on President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, writing research articles on topics including law and order, immigration, and the Supreme Court. He also currently works as the Director of Communications for Got Freedom and researcher for the election integrity watchdog Amistad Project. A Dominican-American, he was granted U.S. citizenship in February 2020.
// Luis Cornelio es el English Editor-in-Chief de El American. Después de graduarse cum laude de la Escuela Colin Powell de Liderazgo Civil y Global, pasó a ser pasante de la Heritage Foundation. Recientemente, participó en la campaña de reelección del presidente Donald Trump escribiendo artículos de investigación sobre temas como la ley y el orden, la inmigración y la Corte Suprema. Actualmente trabaja como director de Comunicaciones de Got Freedom y es investigador para el grupo de integridad electoral, el Amistad Project. Un dominicano-americano, se le otorgó la ciudadanía americana en febrero de 2020.