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The fatal failure of Gen. Mark A. Milley
over closing Bagram Air Base

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 8/30/2021 1:24:05 AM

Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, must go. President Biden claims that the military advised him to close Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and instead use Kabul’s airport to evacuate Americans. They were the ones who said the Afghan army would hold, that the pullout would go smoothly. If Biden is telling the truth, this disaster is on Milley’s watch. Or Biden is lying (the more likely scenario, based on what sources inside the administration are saying) and Milley failed to do his duty and push back against a commander in chief who is making deadly decisions. Either way, he is derelict in his duty

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Reply 1 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 8/30/2021 1:34:00 AM (No. 897702)
Milley vanilli has got to be removed!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 8/30/2021 1:34:26 AM (No. 897703)
This general is worse than useless, he has a negative value.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 8/30/2021 2:00:54 AM (No. 897708)
Woke Generals must be purged! Thanks Obama! Why didn’t Trump do it!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 8/30/2021 2:45:44 AM (No. 897714)
Author(s) have it correct: Joint Chiefs and area commanders no doubt strongly recommended holding onto Bagram. Butt-head (notice the resemblance when he's squinting at his lines on the monitor?) refused to accept it. He then lied during his first speech and stated that the military told him "that Bagram Air Base was not much value-added, that it was much wiser to focus on Kabul." They did not recommend that. Pure BS. But there's a fine line here. You make a recommendation to your commander, he considers it, rejects it, and directs another course of action which - if a lawful order - you are bound to dutifully execute. There's a gate at the airport, a gate at Bagram - which could have been bombed just as easily. We'll never know. The point is, what went wrong was tactical decision-making being taken away from the area commanders. And for nothing more than politics: "I got us out of Afghanistan on schedule."
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Reply 5 - Posted by: NotaBene 8/30/2021 3:12:26 AM (No. 897718)
Joke Bidet, Idi Amin Austin and Milley are responsible for a strategic surrender. They brought shame upon the USA. We are the laughingstock of our enemies and friends, just when inflation and Dollar devaluation are about to drag US all down. Trump is the legitimate president and would have fixed all this.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rama41 8/30/2021 3:19:30 AM (No. 897721)
Speak softly and carry a copy of White Fragility.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum 8/30/2021 3:55:47 AM (No. 897727)
What a complete and utter mess. Men and women have died because the democrat party, the media and tech overlords could not bear to have President Trump win another election. Elections have consequences. Not only that, actions have consequences and no one evidently was willing to stop someone they knew was mentally impaired from making such a monumentally bad decision. This is the mindset of the democrat party. They believed that politics trump the safety of men and women that they put at risk of losing their lives because they made decisions based not upon facts but upon what would help them politically. Biden’s advisors allowed him to go ahead and make decisions they knew would put our troops in grave danger, put the fate of thousands of Americans in Afghanistan at risk, make the country a laughingstock, and give the enemy the upper hand. Sane adults would never go along with this, only someone drunk on power would do such a totally irresponsible thing. If so, Biden, the democrat party, and his advisors have betrayed this country in the worst possible way. They knew he was unfit for office and they still stood by and allowed him to make decisions critical to the safety of troops, the Americans in country along with our allies there, and rekindled the jihadi lust for war against the West. The democrats insatiable lust for power has been the catalyst for every bad decision that has played out these past few days in Afghanistan. The deaths, destruction and mayhem are a direct result of their actions, no one else’s and they must pay a high price for their treasonous behavior. Biden has no choice but to resign along with every person in that room for a start. Then the American people must be shown the results of the Arizona audit. The damage that this one lawless, traitorous party has done must be exposed. If the American people see the evidence of what they know transpired on November 3rd, and after watching this debacle caused by the democrats complete incompetence play out these past few days, the democrat party is done. These godless power hungry maniacs have put the entire world at risk.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DCGIRL 8/30/2021 5:40:37 AM (No. 897753)
Heard Kevin McCarthy on Maria Bartiromo when she asked him if he was going to go forward to invoke the articles of impeachment or look into the 25th amendment. He did not answer her and danced about the question. It's time for Kevin McCarthy to step down as Minority Leader. Please call his office and tell him he has to go. I'm calling again this morning (third time) and telling him he has to go. Then I'm calling my congressman and telling him the same thing. McCarthy's phone number is: DC 202-225-2915; his district 661-327-3611.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 8/30/2021 5:56:17 AM (No. 897759)
General White Rage's planning skills are somewhat lacking or non-existent. So how in the world did he get promoted through the ranks? Pure political no doubt. Another Obama golden boy?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Richard from Norwood 8/30/2021 6:00:41 AM (No. 897760)
Another to RINKTUM @ No. 7; My Mother (1899-1994) always said to me that the democrats got us into war and that it was the Republicans that got us out of War. This debacle should be the LAST straw for anyone that can think clearly. So this lets the liberals, (who can't really reason), because they cannot see beyond their own corrupt, (what's in it for me), attitude!!!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: usmc0302 8/30/2021 6:19:08 AM (No. 897770)
I know of one thing that General Milley fears the most....being put on a weight control program. This food blister is an embarrassment to the military and the American people.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Gartrell Bibberts 8/30/2021 6:39:03 AM (No. 897779)
This is either 1) the greatest intelligence failure ever 2) the least intelligent white house ever 3) the least intelligent but most “woke” pentagon ever 4) all of the above
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Reply 13 - Posted by: RCFLyer98 8/30/2021 6:46:41 AM (No. 897781)
No.12, all of the above! The POS's Milley and Equal Opportunity Austin need to be cashiered, and perp walked. Several others to be included too, starting with Blinken. Our military has become as corrupt as D.C. itself!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Otis Gill 8/30/2021 7:01:20 AM (No. 897794)
One of the first things Milley did after being appointed to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs in 2019 was lead a commission to report on the country's impending near-term impacts from climate change. The rest is history.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lazyman 8/30/2021 7:03:44 AM (No. 897796)
They can't get rid of him, he is committed to using the proper pronouns.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Krause 8/30/2021 7:53:25 AM (No. 897828)
Biden has used the presidency to get back at Trump. Trumps served all Americans and did a good job of making things better for just about everybody. Biden undid the good things Trump did, hurting a lot of people. What a small, small man biden is.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: CaptainLibra 8/30/2021 7:59:14 AM (No. 897835)
Much as I hate to point it out, it was President Trump who appointed Milley to serve as Chair of the JCS. Why I wonder? What was it in his resume that led Trump to make this horrible decision?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: udanja99 8/30/2021 8:22:45 AM (No. 897850)
Remember Kurt Schlichter’s article the other day called “Resign!”? He was so dead right. Every one of us should print out multiple copies and sent them to the Joint Chiefs. Maybe then they might feel some shame and do the right thing. But probably not.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/30/2021 8:27:49 AM (No. 897856)
''Why didn’t Trump do it!'' Don't be ragging on Trump. He is gifted, talented, knowledgeable and kind. But he is NOT omniscient​! Agreed that this armchair general Milley is no Schwarzkopf; not even close to an Eisenhower. He is, however, the most forgettable officer to ever ''serve'' in the Army. Serve is a euphemism for what Milley is really doing.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: jasmine 8/30/2021 8:38:45 AM (No. 897872)
The US didn't just abandon Bagram, a huge military air base with two runways, and housing for thousands of people. It did so in the middle of the night without telling our Afghan allies. When they showed up the next morning for work, the lights were out. That was back in July. "Someone" gave the order to abandon the airbase that would have been easier to defend, and safer for people trying to get inside. I'm guessing that order came from higher up. Milley argued it was of little strategic value, but that's clearly not true. It was Biden who prioritized his imbecilic "deadline," knowing full well he would be leaving Americans, Afghans, and $85 billion in military equipment behind for the Taliban to use against the world. That's insane. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was an impeachment inquiry witness against President Donald Trump over a phone call. The Dems tried to get Trump removed from office, with the FBI offering "evidence" of "crimes" made up by a British spy for his entire term. Gen. Milley and his colleagues still have time to blow the whistle on Joe Biden's mental incompetence. Aside from handing the Taliban American hostages, how can it EVER be militarily and morally acceptable for the United States of America to leave $85 billion worth of lethal weapons for terrorists?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Son of Grady 8/30/2021 8:49:12 AM (No. 897885)
I wonder what military ribbon and medals he'll get for losing a war and a country.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: bigfatslob 8/30/2021 9:42:30 AM (No. 897953)
The entire group of buffoons in charge from Meat head Milley, angry black man AA Idi Amin Austin and gay flag waver Blinkin led by the senile CIC Biden are all in this pot of soup together. A military blunder of highest order. What military in the world leave that amount of equipment then slithers off in the middle of the night? The person who planned that should be hanged at sunrise in the Navy Yard. This is disgusting the United States may not recover from this for a long time.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Zigrid 8/30/2021 9:47:26 AM (No. 897958)
Ah...milk toast general milley is a lying fool...beholden to the swamp...and it's up front for all to's becoming clearer every day just how difficult it was for President Trump to run the government...the swamp is infested with scum politicians anxious to sell Americans out for money... K street's lobbyist have corrupted all of Washington...our golden city on the hill...take heart my fellow Americans...WE shall overcome...
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Reply 24 - Posted by: starboard 8/30/2021 10:02:22 AM (No. 897975)
I think that president Trump was not savvy about the swamp when he first entered the White House. Therefore, ee focused on the military to appoint thinking he could trust them. Of all of them General Flynn is still the most trustworthy and he paid a heavy price. All the others have proved to be politicians in a uniform. Trump appointed Milley because McMaster didn't like him. He thought then he must be good. Wrong! His diatribe on White Rage was one of the worse things I ever heard from Military general. Milley must go as should the whole administration. Let's face it, Biden isn't calling the shots. It's coming from Obama and his lieutenants he has placed in the White House. The Democrats stole the election and now they are destroying the country with their idiotic decisions, policies and corrupt government.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: MDConservative 8/30/2021 10:19:04 AM (No. 897994)
In the Japanese military tradition Milley would have committed seppuku to preserve a shred of honor. In American tradition he will carry on, a hero.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: MAGA Might 8/30/2021 10:39:17 AM (No. 898022)
Milley needs to be fired, but don't believe Biden for a minute. Would anyone be surprised to hear that Milley told Biden to keep it open, and slow Joe is either lying or forgets what really happened?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: rytwng 8/30/2021 11:06:53 AM (No. 898055)
How did this little twerp get to be a general?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 8/30/2021 11:12:39 AM (No. 898061)
While Kabul burned Miss Miley was busy getting a mani/pedi and getting his pubes permed...
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Reply 29 - Posted by: john56 8/30/2021 11:42:58 AM (No. 898093)
Assuming that President Trump is able to be re-elected in 2025, I suggest that inauguration festivites be kept to a minimum. Starting about 1 pm on January 20, 2025, President Trump needs to be demanding the resignations of hundreds, maybe thousands of "top level" people in not only the military, but other agencies like DOD, FBI, Intelligence, etc. And President Trump's people need to be ready to move in on the morning of January 21st to start taking over. Have the parties a week or so later.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/30/2021 12:00:23 PM (No. 898132)
A dishonerable discharge and loss of pension and benefits would be appropriate. Milley can hold hands with biden the cheater as they leave the WH.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: weejun 8/30/2021 12:08:20 PM (No. 898147)
At first, it was DOJ and the courts. Then it was the intel agencies, then the FBI, then big tech, and then corporations. Now, it is the US military that has been co-opted by the corrupt, "we know better than you" elitists who have gained control over this great nation to satisfy their desires for power and money. Thus, they now have the final element they need to install their planned tyranny over the American people. Think it won't happen? The COVID restrictions were just the warm up and trial period. Watch as they invoke marshall law after the homeland attacks that are sure to come from the terrorist cells who have crossed the southern border and/or flown in from Afghanistan. They will then use the military to enforce this final act of control and we will all be wondering what and how it happened (pay attention to Australia as they arrest their own citizens for not getting vaccines, etc.). It is coming here, folks.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: PrayerWarrior 8/30/2021 12:20:02 PM (No. 898166)
Are Americans angry enough to take back their country? We'll know soon enough with CA voting to recall Governor Grusome. Petty Dictators all over the country. Petty Dictators in the White House. Petty Dictators in Governor seats in mostly liberal States all over the country. Will Americans throw the bums out? We will see. Will courageous military leaders stand up and criticize evil, corrupt military leaders? We know of one brave Marine leader. Who will follow him? As the photo at the bottom of the morning's postings, with praying hands over the American flag, now is the time for all of us to pray fervently for the preservation of our Republic. Only a righteous and just people can save the U.S.A. At this point only prayer can save our nation and a move of God!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: XCenturion 8/30/2021 12:59:35 PM (No. 898213)
Milley is a repugnant person that allowed his "wokeness" to interfere with solid non political decisions that more than likely would have prevented the deaths of our 13 service members. He is a perfect example of ineptitude and must be removed immediately.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: PCMM 8/30/2021 12:59:35 PM (No. 898214)
It’s almost as if the elites are BEGGING those with sniper rifles to use them so that the weapons could be banned. It’s when they attempt to ban that many will go hot, myself included. None of the people involved with the retreat from Afghanistan should still be breathing. Some things deserve the death penalty (field justice). Not sorry.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/30/2021 1:06:59 PM (No. 898221)
Gen., Soon to be Inmate #666666 at San Quinton Prison for LIFE, Milley is history. While he was Reading and Loving Marx's Manifesto he was doing Communist Work...and killing OUR good Troops. If I were President I'd make his life a living hell! Traitor!
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Penney 8/30/2021 1:35:30 PM (No. 898251)
Reports are that now Biden. THE Commander and Chief, is blaming the Generals for abandoning Bagram?!! ...He is throwing his Generals under the bus, as it were, just as dem pol leaders always do when they themselves are found responsible. Biden and those who follow his irresponsible, tragic policies have no integrity nor loyalty to their oaths of office whatsoever! They should all resign in sham, face accountability and be investigated by Americans who do have integrity!
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Reply 37 - Posted by: rikkitikki 8/30/2021 1:40:36 PM (No. 898261)
The gross incompetence of Milley and Austin is the poster child for the result of Obama's emasculation of the leadership ranks of the American Armed Services. This emasculation began at least following the Benghazi debacle, during which Obama cashiered one Navy admiral and one Air Force general for their resistance to his abandonment of that consulate while it was under fire. It continued with wholesale housecleanings of hundreds of generals and admirals who preferred to retire rather than swear to fire on American civilians as Obama demanded. Consequently, when Biden took charge, the only general officers still left were those who, like Austin and Milley, floated to the top of a cesspool of remaining talent. Yet another of Obama's legacies...truly the worst POTUS in history, even worse than Xiden.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Are You Serious 8/30/2021 2:01:10 PM (No. 898281)
This is what happens when you are more concerned with following the WOKE agenda instead of protecting the nation and its assets
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Reply 39 - Posted by: The Remnants 8/30/2021 2:40:03 PM (No. 898321)
A couple of little boys playing soldiers on their front porch could have made better decisions than these.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: GTO6.0 8/30/2021 4:55:26 PM (No. 898471)
A lot of words typed and a lot of words spoken...... I want action Enough of this BS
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Killed From Being Read
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Posted by happywarrior 8/31/2021 6:01:40 PM Post Reply
A day after the U.S. officially pulled out of Afghanistan, and less than a week after a suicide bomber killed 13 U.S. Service Members, Rep. Carlos Gimenez has just tweeted that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) has blocked the names of those dead servicemen and women from being read on the floor of the House of Representatives. Rep. Brian Mast (R), a wounded combat veteran from Afghanistan, tells The Floridian that during a Republican-only “moment of silence,” Speaker Pelosi refused to recognize them to” read names or bring up bills or anything.”
Tell that to the Abandoned: CBS Rips Biden
Admin Spinning Afghan Crisis
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Posted by Dreadnought 8/31/2021 1:28:42 AM Post Reply
With the final military planes off the tarmac and out of Afghan airspace, the Biden administration was desperate to try to paint their deadly disaster as some sort of success. Each of the press secretaries and top officials at the White House, State Department, and Pentagon parroted the same talking point that it was the largest airlift in U.S. history. But CBS News popped their bubble Monday as they pointed out how the “hundreds” of Americans they abandoned in the terrorist haven would beg to differ. During their Special Report break-in for the Pentagon press conference with U.S. CENTCOM General Kenneth McKenzie, senior White House correspondent Ed O’Keefe seemed taken aback
WH’s Sullivan Won’t Rule Out Giving
Aid to Taliban — ‘It’s Going
to Be Up to Them’
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Posted by Dreadnought 8/31/2021 11:53:44 AM Post Reply
Tuesday, Biden National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan did not rule out providing aid to the Taliban following the United States’ withdrawal out of Afghanistan. Sullivan told ABC News’ “Good Morning America” that giving aid to the Taliban “will be about whether the terrorist organization follows through on its commitments,” including safe passage for Americans and Afghan allies. “[F]irst of all, we do believe that there is an important dimension of humanitarian assistance that should go directly to the people of Afghanistan,” Sullivan outlined. “They need help with respect to health and food aid and other forms of subsistence, and we do intend to continue that. Secondly, when it comes to our economic
Poll: Joe Biden Approval Hits Record Low;
Net Approval Dives Seven Points
in Two Weeks
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Posted by Imright 8/31/2021 10:57:59 AM Post Reply
A poll released Tuesday shows President Joe Biden continues to suffer low approval ratings after his disastrous exit from Afghanistan.Morning Consult reports that 48 percent of voters approve of Biden’s job performance while 49 percent disapprove.That marks a seven-point drop in Biden’s net approval rating in two weeks since Kabul fell into the hands of the Taliban earlier this month. (Snip) The latest poll was conducted Aug. 27-29 among 15,623 registered U.S. voters.Biden’s net approval rating has fallen six points among independents, the poll shows, a drop in line with other polling released over the past 48-hours as the president comes under attack from all sides.
With last troops out of Afghanistan, House
GOP plans 'accountability' for
Biden administration
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Posted by Come And Take It 8/31/2021 9:37:44 AM Post Reply
With U.S. troops fully out of Afghanistan by President Joe Biden’s Aug. 31 deadline, House Republicans who opposed the withdrawal date are full of rage — and planning a variety of legislative tactics to get a better understanding of the situation. GOP lawmakers say they want to hold the administration accountable for failures in the withdrawal’s execution that left 13 U.S. service members dead and hundreds of Americans still in the country.
Blinken Official Final Remarks on Afghanistan
Show How Little They Care
About Americans
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Posted by Dreadnought 8/31/2021 12:26:21 AM Post Reply
Taking after Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken finally showed up two hours late and spoke about the U.S. leaving Afghanistan after twenty years today. He spoke about how they were now going to be setting up diplomatic operations in Doha, Qatar rather than Kabul. He claimed a new “diplomatic mission” had begun. Blinken then claimed a new international consensus and the U.S. would hold the Taliban accountable to allow freedom of movement for people to leave. We didn’t even do that by the airport for Americans when we had troops there when they were right outside the gates. How are we going to guarantee anything without troops there?
Some School Board Members Resigning Amid
Hostile Meetings
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Posted by NorthernDog 8/31/2021 3:23:20 PM Post Reply
A Nevada school board member said he had thoughts of suicide before stepping down amid threats and harassment. In Virginia, a board member resigned over what she saw as politics driving decisions on masks. The vitriol at board meetings in Wisconsin had one member fearing he would find his tires slashed. School board members are largely unpaid volunteers, traditionally former educators and parents who step forward to shape school policy, choose a superintendent and review the budget. But a growing number are resigning or questioning their willingness to serve as meetings have devolved into shouting contests between deeply political constituencies
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