Coward-in-Chief Joe Biden claimed in August that none of his military advisors told him that he should leave troops in Afghanistan despite the news reporting at the time:
FLASHBACK: In August, Biden insisted that “no, no one” advised against his withdrawal timeline.
Today under oath, Generals Milley & McKenzie confirmed they recommended against Biden’s withdrawal timeline and warned him about the impending collapse of the Afghan government. pic.twitter.com/HejzUb5FIf
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 28, 2021
Today, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, both Generals McKenzie and Milley testified that they advised Biden that he should leave upwards of 2,500 hundred troops in Afghanistan:
General McKenzie said:
“But I will give you my honest opinion, and my honest opinion and view shaped my recommendation. I recommended that we maintain 2,500 troops in Afghanistan. I also recommended earlier in the fall of 2020 that we maintain 4,500 at that time. Those were my personal views.
I also have a view that the withdrawal of those forces would lead inevitably to the collapse of the Afghan military forces and eventually the Afghan government.”
Milley was asked if he agreed to what McKenzie recommended. He responded:
What I said in my opening statement and the memoranda that I wrote back in the fall of 2020 remained consistent and I do agree with that.
In response to the question of whether Biden knew of this recommendation, McKenzie added that he was present when Milley offered his recommendation to Biden and said “I’m confident that the president heard all of the recommendations and listened to them very thoughtfully.”
There you have it. Two of Biden’s top military advisors testify that Biden was told of these recommendations and listened to them. Biden lied about knowing about them and obviously went his own way, which is why the Afghan withdraw turned into a complete disaster.