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Offline Kamaji

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Afghanistan document shows Biden ‘didn’t heed’ warnings ahead of withdrawal, Rep. McCaul says

By Anders Hagstrom, Fox News
May 24, 2023

President Biden’s administration failed to heed certain warnings from U.S. officials on the ground in Afghanistan prior to the president’s withdrawal operation in 2021, a top House Republican says.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, viewed a State Department document detailing the concerns diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul had at the time of the withdrawal.

McCaul worked for months to access the document, known as a dissent cable, through subpoenas and a threat of contempt charges before viewing the document himself on Tuesday.

“The dissenters were absolutely right about everything they said, and it was a warning to the administration about what was going to happen and what they needed to do,” McCaul told Punchbowl News in an interview, adding that the dissenters “deserve a medal.”

“Unfortunately, the administration didn’t heed all their warnings and we got what we got,” he added.

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Offline berdie

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As strange as this is going to sound...I hope that Biden ignored warnings. At least it shows that not everybody are total maroons and tried to warn him.

As an aside, I'm still steaming over this.