No regrets! NONE. Yes, the Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin admitted that today, under oath.
He was asked if he had regrets about the withdrawal, to which he responded, “I support the president’s decision,” and when Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) specifically brought up the 13 U.S. service members who were killed in a bombing in the final weeks of the occupation, Austin said, “I don’t have any regrets.”
President Joe Biden had announced the troops were departing Afghanistan on Sept. 11, 2021, the 20-year anniversary of the attacks that prefaced the war. But, in August, the Taliban launched a military offensive and quickly began amassing territory before ultimately overthrowing the U.S.-backed Ghani government.
The utter gal of this man. The jaw-dropping hubris of someone in charge of all our military to proclaim that he regrets NOTHING about how the Afghanistan withdrawal was handled??!! AYFKM??!!
Is it any wonder that our military recruitment levels are in the crapper?? With this guy running things and admitting to zero mistakes, no wonder no one wants to join up!
Then again, this is the guy who tried to claim he knew nothing about the DOD funding abortions, even if it breaks federal law, and insisted that the DOD isn’t promoting drag shows for kids on several military bases, even as there is proof they are happening.
All of that is bad enough. Yet, for the Secretary of Defense to sit there and tell the world that he regrets nothing about the botched Afghanistan withdrawal that left thirteen American soldiers dead, many more wounded, other Americans left behind, and the Taliban in charge of everything is arrogant beyond belief.