by Dave Schmidt
(8-30-21) Let us all pray for the people of Afghanistan and their protection from Taliban during this time. To those Americans left behind…we are all sorry for what the White House has done to you during the past two weeks. No words can express the feelings we are having…we failed you. Today as the last American troops left many Americans hearts were breaking to see our country act in this manner…it is a day that we have disgraced a country built and based on the highest of principals, but not today.
On August 20th President Biden promised-
“But let me be clear. Any American who wants to come home, we will get you home.”
But that is a promise that has been broken.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said today that at least 200 Americans still remain in Afghanistan. This would have been more had it not been for private resources helping in the background.
13 brave Americans of all ethnic backgrounds have paid the ultimate price thanks to a poor plan to evacuate and leave Afghanistan. For those families of those brave warriors we pray for you and thank you for your brave children.
Eleven Marines, one Navy corpsman and one soldier were “killed as the result of an enemy attack while supporting non-combatant evacuation operations”.
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas
- Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, California
- Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah
- U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee
- Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, 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
- Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska
- Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts
- Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Missouri
- Navy Hospital Corpsman Max W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio
No matter how you feel about the situation in Afghanistan, what we did in this withdrawal was unconscionable. The effects will last in the future and the US is again going to have be concerned about terrorist…not just the Taliban, but any and all groups.
How bad has all of this been?
Even left wing MSNBC can see what happened – Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal is a masterclass in bad management
With that, the Biden administration’s Pentagon chief implied something truly stomach-churning: The White House’s mission in Afghanistan after the collapse of the pro-U.S. American government — getting Americans out safely — wasn’t the only or even the primary objective. The mission didn’t define the timeline; the timeline defined the mission.
Biden and Harris have been absent leaders during this storm…a President who is facing severe medical issues, including dementia, is supposedly making the calls for not only the US but for the world. No matter what party you belong to there needs to be a change in leadership….only 8 months into a four-year term has been disastrous.
Respect for the US in many ways has been tarnished….from Australia to the UK –
This is not the America I want for my grandchildren….time for us to regain back the respect that the US once had. The war may be done…but the Taliban impact has only begun.