Retired Marine Corps bomb technician Johnny Joey Jones, who misplaced each legs combating in Afghanistan, stated Friday on “The Five” that President Joe Biden’s continued failure to guide as commander-in-chief leaves veterans questioning in the event that they have been betrayed, whereas the Delaware Democrat seems accountable everybody however himself for his failures.
“It isn’t about blaming Biden for the crisis. We will speak about that. It is about being a frontrunner,” Jones stated. “Robust leaders make unhealthy selections. Each good chief makes a foul choice… however they lead by it.”
As a frontrunner, President Biden cowers. He blames Afghans, he blames Trump and he blames his personal generals – He says the ‘buck stops with me’, I took the consensus choice – You understand how you pivot proper out of that. You do not appear like a powerful chief.”
Jones stated Biden “yelled his manner” by a “victory speech” – which was not useful in making an attempt to persuade the American folks he understands the gravity of the state of affairs:
“It isn’t simply the truth that we pulled out of Afghanistan. It isn’t simply the truth that we now have a 20-year conflict that we get to say failure on. It is the posture,” he stated, including that a few of Biden’s high navy brass additionally deserve scrutiny for each their decisionmaking and their statements as of late:
“You have got a Marine normal sit there and say the Taliban are our companions,” he stated of CENTCOM Commander Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie Jr.
“You have got your entire administration virtually saying one factor and doing one other – then you have got about 22 million veterans that go ‘Wow. Have been we betrayed? What occurred right here?’ — You need to perceive the tone and tenor of the women and men that fought this conflict with a purpose to finish it. [Biden] does not.”
Former Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., added to Jones’ remarks, saying that the Afghanistan disaster has efficiently filtered by the left-wing media to the American folks as a result of, in contrast to coronavirus, the border disaster or financial inflation, the populace has been cognizant of what was a 20-year-long conflict.
“In Afghanistan… the media needed to report the story. In order they report it, they see it is an utter failure. 13 service members died, they see billions left in our gear. To Joey’s level, we take a look at management. You need leaders to alter course with the details on the bottom,” he stated.