CLUELESS: Republicans Demand Re-Invasion of Afghanistan After 20-Year War Failed Miserably
Certain Republican leaders, led by Rep. Dan “McCain 2.0” Crenshaw (R-TX), are calling for a re-invasion of Afghanistan because they are so angry with President-imposed Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal.
Crenshaw is saying that billions of more dollars need to be squandered and more troops need to die for no discernable reason in Afghanistan because he’s real angry.
Other Republicans echoed Crenshaw’s calls for more endless war in Afghanistan even after 20 years of fighting in Afghanistan only seemingly strengthened the Taliban’s power throughout the country.
“You are the commander in chief, sir; reverse course and fight for our people. This is likely to get worse, and weakness will accelerate the bloodshed,” said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE).
“I’d put more military in there, I’d get every single American out and I’d start killing bad guys,” Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) said.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that he doesn’t care if many more troops were to die in a re-invasion of Afghanistan. It is a choice he would happily make so he could feel better about his own personal lack of masculinity.
Even though the Biden withdrawal was horribly botched, it was well-known within the Washington D.C. swamp that the Afghanistan war was a lost effort for many years. However, Pentagon brass deliberately lied to the public in order to protect their power and prestige, sending countless brave men and women to gruesome deaths so they could secure their well-paid positions with defense contractors.
The Afghanistan Papers showed the level of deception that came from the Pentagon to continue the war effort for years:
“A report released by the Washington Post on Monday has confirmed the obvious: officials in the deep state and the intelligence community have been deliberately lying to the public about the war in Afghanistan for many years.
Journalists perused 2,000 pages of interviews obtained due to a Freedom of Information Act request. In those documents, they discovered that influential U.S. officials have known that the war was a losing effort for years. These perspectives were largely suppressed to the public so the agenda preferred by the military-industrial complex could continue.
“If the American people knew the magnitude of this dysfunction … 2,400 lives lost. Who will say this was in vain?” said retired Army Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, who advised former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama on Afghanistan policy, in a Feb. 2015 interview.
Bob Crowley, a former counterinsurgency adviser in Afghanistan from 2013 to 2014, noted that the “truth was rarely welcome” within a military bureaucracy that “just wanted to hear good news, so bad news was often stifled.”
“Every data point was altered to present the best picture possible,” Crowley said. “Surveys, for instance, were totally unreliable but reinforced that everything we were doing was right, and we became a self-licking ice cream cone.”
Lt. Col. Daniel Davis confirmed that Pentagon brass and other interventionist officials knew the war was unwinnable, but knowingly perpetrated lies and allowed troops to die needlessly for a lost cause.
“This stuff has been known,” Davis said.
“It was known at all levels,” he added. “They have known from the beginning that the war was unwinnable, but they continued to say the exact opposite.”
“How many more men still have to die before we finally do the right thing?” he asked.”
Republicans need to be careful not to fall into the deep state’s trap and support foreign policies that are an abject failure and have been soundly rejected by the public. An “America First” foreign policy is the only way forward with no more regime-change wars abroad.