Greg Gutfeld: It’s impossible for things to go wrong this perfectly

By Greg Gutfeld The White House and media will redefine your outrage against Biden, as directed against the military. If you’re mad about the disastrous pullout – Joe pretends you’re mad that we’re ending a war. …read more

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The Casualties of Peace

By Declan Leary

This past Sunday, August 29, the United States military conducted an airstrike to eliminate an imminent threat to Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, where the chaotic evacuation of Afghans and Americans was limping into its 21st day. An American drone blew up a vehicle in a residential neighborhood, as well as a good deal of its surroundings—which U.S. Central Command said was due to “substantial and powerful subsequent explosions” suggesting “a large amount of explosive material inside” the target vehicle.

Whatever threat may have existed was eliminated. So were 10 innocent Afghan civilians. Their names were Zemaray, Naseer, Zameer, Faisal, Farzad, Armin, Benyamin, Sumaya, Ayat, and Malika. Seven of them were children between 2 and 10 years old. According to relatives of the two families who spoke to Al Jazeera, none of them had any connection to ISIS-K, whose operatives American authorities claim to have been targeting. As yet, there is no evidence to the contrary—nor any confirmation that any ISIS-K operative was taken out by the strike—save Pentagon assurances that a clear and present danger was thwarted swiftly and cleanly by a heroic U.S. drone. Also according to Al Jazeera’s sources, those killed in the drone strike had just finished packing up their belongings, preparing to be evacuated to the United States. Of 12-year-old Farzad, one neighbor said: “We could only find his legs.”

None of them should be dead right now.

U.S. decision makers were on high alert after a suicide bombing last week at the airport, whose security they had delegated to the newly empowered Taliban. That attack killed at least 182—169 Afghan civilians, and 13 members of the United States military who were supposed to have come home three months ago under the agreement forged by President Trump. Their names were David Espinoza, Nicole Gee, Darin Hoover, Ryan Knauss, Hunter Lopez, Rylee McCollum, Dylan Merola, Kareem Nikoui, Daegan Page, Johanny Rosario Pichardo, Humberto Sanchez, Jared Schmitz, and Max Soviak.

None of them should be dead right now.

Of course, on the grand scale, the conditions for these two mass killings should never have been in place. The U.S. should have left Afghanistan 19 years ago, when most of those Marines, soldier, and Navy corpsman were still in diapers and those Afghan children were not yet born. At the very least we should have left in May, when the safe withdrawal of Americans from the site of our longest misadventure was, finally, supposed to have occurred. There was absolutely no reason, in August of 2021, for the United States of America to be blowing up houses and cars in Kabul, much less for members of the U.S. Armed Forces to be on the ground there, vulnerable to suicide attacks from Islamic militants who would have posed no threat to them had they been (as they ought to have) 7,000 miles away. The mere fact of our presence is damning enough.

But the senselessness of these deaths goes beyond that. Seven children killed in a supposedly precise drone strike that may …read more

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Tucker Carlson: Our leaders won’t apologize for Afghanistan, Biden doubled down

By Tucker Carlson Tucker Carlson criticized those who promoted a troop presence in Afghanistan, and slammed President Biden for claiming the troop withdrawal was a success. …read more

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KT McFarland: Biden’s Afghanistan speech was a chance to speak to a nation in pain. It utterly failed

By K.T. McFarland Instead of speaking to a nation in pain on Tuesday, President Biden made this speech all about himself. He dodged and weaved, blamed others, and even claimed our evacuation from Afghanistan was a great success, while most everyone else saw it as an unmitigated disaster. …read more

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Rep. Mike Turner: Afghanistan horror show, other crises belong to Biden. Dems must hold him accountable

By Mike Turner The Afghanistan crisis sits squarely on Joe Biden’s shoulders. Our military personnel, our partners in Afghanistan, and our allies across the world deserve better. …read more

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Dr. Kent Ingle: College is important and expensive. Here’s how to get your best return on investment

By Kent Ingle Picking the right college can feel overwhelming. With the increasing cost of tuition and the staggering national student debt (over $1.71 trillion), many may feel that a college degree is unnecessary. …read more

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Reps. Scalise, Mast: Biden’s Afghanistan exit is a disgrace and it’s one of many avoidable disasters

By Rep. Steve Scalise This week, President Biden and his fellow Democrats in Congress prioritized ramming through their $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree instead of focusing all their energy on rescuing every American that they stranded behind enemy lines. …read more

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James Carafano: Afghanistan withdrawal – 5 ways Biden’s leadership went bad

By James Jay Carafano President Biden must have ignored sound military advice in abandoning Afghanistan. No person who graduated boot camp would have planned a military operation like this. …read more

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Medal of Honor Recipient Littrell: Afghanistan fiasco – don’t punish service members for a leadership failure

By Gary Littrell We, as Americans, should be able to count on our leaders to not repeat the mistakes of the past. Images of the airport in Kabul harken back to images of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon in 1975. …read more

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Rep. Roger Williams: Afghanistan withdrawal fiasco means that Biden must resign

By Roger Williams President Biden doesn’t just owe the American people answers on why this mission in Afghanistan was so catastrophic, he needs to be held accountable. …read more

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