Two Congressmen Take Secret Trip To Afghanistan To See Situation Firsthand

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Two U.S. lawmakers — one Republican and one Democrat, both military veterans — took a secret trip to Afghanistan on Tuesday to see exactly what’s happening there as Americans troops prepare to pull out after a 20-year war.

Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), both of whom served in Iraq, issued a joint statement regarding their trip.

“As Members of Congress, we have a duty to provide oversight on the executive branch. There is no place in the world right now where oversight matters more. We conducted this visit in secret, speaking about it only after our departure, to minimize the risk and disruption to the people on the ground, and because we were there to gather information, not to grandstand. We left on a plane with empty seats, seated in crew-only seats to ensure that nobody who needed a seat would lose one because of our presence,” the lawmakers said.

The pair said the situation is worse than what’s being portrayed in the media.

“Washington should be ashamed of the position we put our service members in, but they represent the best in America. These men and women have been run ragged and are still running strong. Their empathy and dedication to duty are truly inspiring. The acts of heroism and selflessness we witnessed at HKIA [Hamid Karzai International Airport] make America proud,” the legislators said.

More:

……They put out a joint statement last night defending their decision to fly to Kabul to observe the evacuation at the airport.

Their takeaway: All the chattering back home about extending the deadline is ignoring a hard reality. Even if the Taliban gave us 10 more days, some people will still be abandoned behind enemy lines. There are too many people left. Biden blew it.

The world will note that if you’re a native who aids the United States in a military mission in your country, this is what’s waiting for you as your reward:

 

Moulton and Meijer are only saying out loud what others are whispering behind closed doors.

 

The incompetent douchebags in the Pentagon had seizures:

The Pentagon blasted two U.S. lawmakers who took a secret trip to the Kabul, Afghanistan, airport on Tuesday, saying their unannounced trip hampered American evacuation efforts and forced the military to protect them while they were in country.

The bipartisan pair, Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), both of whom served in Iraq, sneaked into Kabul to see firsthand how the rescue operation is going.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby was not too happy.

“We were not aware of this visit and we are obviously not encouraging VIP visits to a very tense, dangerous, and dynamic situation at the airport and inside Kabul generally. And the Secretary [of Defense Lloyd Austin] I think would have appreciated the opportunity to have had a conversation before the visit took place,” Kirby said.

……But the congressmen said they simply had to see for themselves and insisted they required no special treatment.

“As Members of Congress, we have a duty to provide oversight on the executive branch. There is no place in the world right now where oversight matters more. We conducted this visit in secret, speaking about it only after our departure, to minimize the risk and disruption to the people on the ground, and because we were there to gather information, not to grandstand. We left on a plane with empty seats, seated in crew-only seats to ensure that nobody who needed a seat would lose one because of our presence,” the lawmakers said in a joint statement.

They did the job that the Pentagon pukes haven’t done. They saw the situation up close and they told the truth,

 

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