Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said in an interview with Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin aired on Saturday that “what you saw unfold with this noncombatant evacuation operation was one of the contingency plans.” And “There was an extensive amount of planning in this.”
It's an extraordinary statement considering what is considered to be one of the greatest debacles in U.S. history. The evacuation saw 13 U.S. service members killed, tens of thousands stranded behind enemy lines (with a couple hundred Americans still there), billions in high-tech military weapons and equipment left to terrorists and the profound long term consequences our foreign relations will suffer with the world surely losing confidence in our ability to lead and take care of our allies.
Was all that planned as well, Ge. Milley?
As Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”
Move to page 2 for the interview.