House Democrats, Working With Liz Cheney, Restrict Trump’s Planned Withdrawal of Troops From Afghanistan

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What do you think of this revealing article (excerpted here) by the outstanding independent left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald?

THE U.S. MILITARY HAS BEEN fighting in Afghanistan for almost nineteen years. House Democrats, working in tandem with key pro-war GOP lawmakers such as Rep. Liz Cheney, are ensuring that continues....

President Trump throughout the year has insisted that the Pentagon present plans for withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan prior to the end of 2020.... In February, Trump announced an agreement with the Taliban to end the war completely...

Shortly after those White House withdrawal plans were reported, anonymous intelligence officials leaked a series of claims to the New York Times regarding “bounties” allegedly being paid by Russia to Taliban fighters to kill U.S. troops.... It was that New York Times leak that Liz Cheney ... cited ... to suggest troop withdrawal would be precipitous... Last night, the House Armed Services Committee voted overwhelmingly in favor of an amendment — jointly sponsored by Democratic Congressman Jason Crow of Colorado and Congresswoman Cheney of Wyoming — prohibiting the expenditure of monies to reduce the number of U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan below 8,000.

For decades, the perceived threat from Moscow was the leading instrument used to justify endless U.S. imperialism, and even now ... it still somehow occupies this same crucial role in the U.S. imagination and militaristic discourse....

There were elements of the progressive left and the pro-Trump right who supported these withdrawals. Yesterday on Twitter, Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna, the former co-chair of the Sanders campaign, and GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, traded mutual support and vows to work together to defeat the Crow/Cheney amendment.... But this left-right anti-war coalition is no match for the war machine composed of the establishment wings of both parties and the military and intelligence community.

Combined with the fact that Democrats are increasingly merging with and being led by the Bush-era neocons and other Bush/Cheney operatives in creating such jingoistic and militaristic messaging campaigns as the beloved-by-liberals Lincoln Project, and that Biden is clearly trying to run to Trump’s right on foreign policy with ads accusing him of being too soft on China ... the picture is clear. It should come as absolutely no surprise that House Democrats are finding common cause with Liz Cheney and other GOP warmongers to block any efforts to reduce even moderately the footprint of the U.S. military in the world or its decades-long posture of endless war.

House Democrats, Working With Liz Cheney, Restrict Trump’s Planned Withdrawal of Troops From Afghanistan and Germany
 

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Here is a revealing article (excerpted here) by the outstanding independent left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald. What do you think of it?

THE U.S. MILITARY HAS BEEN fighting in Afghanistan for almost nineteen years. House Democrats, working in tandem with key pro-war GOP lawmakers such as Rep. Liz Cheney, are ensuring that continues....

President Trump throughout the year has insisted that the Pentagon present plans for withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan prior to the end of 2020.... In February, Trump announced an agreement with the Taliban to end the war completely...

Shortly after those White House withdrawal plans were reported, anonymous intelligence officials leaked a series of claims to the New York Times regarding “bounties” allegedly being paid by Russia to Taliban fighters to kill U.S. troops.... It was that New York Times leak that Liz Cheney ... cited ... to suggest troop withdrawal would be precipitous... Last night, the House Armed Services Committee voted overwhelmingly in favor of an amendment — jointly sponsored by Democratic Congressman Jason Crow of Colorado and Congresswoman Cheney of Wyoming — prohibiting the expenditure of monies to reduce the number of U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan below 8,000.

For decades, the perceived threat from Moscow was the leading instrument used to justify endless U.S. imperialism, and even now ... it still somehow occupies this same crucial role in the U.S. imagination and militaristic discourse....

There were elements of the progressive left and the pro-Trump right who supported these withdrawals. Yesterday on Twitter, Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna, the former co-chair of the Sanders campaign, and GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, traded mutual support and vows to work together to defeat the Crow/Cheney amendment.... But this left-right anti-war coalition is no match for the war machine composed of the establishment wings of both parties and the military and intelligence community.

Combined with the fact that Democrats are increasingly merging with and being led by the Bush-era neocons and other Bush/Cheney operatives in creating such jingoistic and militaristic messaging campaigns as the beloved-by-liberals Lincoln Project, and that Biden is clearly trying to run to Trump’s right on foreign policy with ads accusing him of being too soft on China ... the picture is clear. It should come as absolutely no surprise that House Democrats are finding common cause with Liz Cheney and other GOP warmongers to block any efforts to reduce even moderately the footprint of the U.S. military in the world or its decades-long posture of endless war.

House Democrats, Working With Liz Cheney, Restrict Trump’s Planned Withdrawal of Troops From Afghanistan and Germany
The house can stamp its feet and hold its breath till they are blue in the face

but this resolution is meaningless
 

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What do you think of this revealing article (excerpted here) by the outstanding independent left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald? THE U.S. MILITARY HAS BEEN fighting in Afghanistan for almost nineteen years. House Democrats, working in tandem with key pro-war GOP lawmakers such as Rep. Liz Cheney, are ensuring that continues....
Guess democrats don't want to get out of foreign wars after all to balance the budget.

Next time some democrat tells you Trump is a warmonger and a reckless spender, punch him in his big, fat mouth.
 

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The timing makes it clear that this is motivated by Trump's desire to win the election.


But better a hypocritical peace than a sincere war, so, go for it.
 

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Liz Cheney may well know something, but the President thinks it's time for Europe to fight its own wars that date back to the Crusades. I hope the President talks to her to find out what's up on her infomation highway, and recruits her to find solutions to get Europe to pay for their disputes with their own blood, not ours. He may already have that idea set into motion. There has to be a reason why two great Americans do not seem on the surface to agree. Just sayin'.
 

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What do you think of this revealing article (excerpted here) by the outstanding independent left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald? THE U.S. MILITARY HAS BEEN fighting in Afghanistan for almost nineteen years. House Democrats, working in tandem with key pro-war GOP lawmakers such as Rep. Liz Cheney, are ensuring that continues....
Guess democrats don't want to get out of foreign wars after all to balance the budget.

Next time some democrat tells you Trump is a warmonger and a reckless spender, punch him in his big, fat mouth.
Trump is a warmonger and a reckless spender not to mention he has more chins than China.
 

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What do you think of this revealing article (excerpted here) by the outstanding independent left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald? THE U.S. MILITARY HAS BEEN fighting in Afghanistan for almost nineteen years. House Democrats, working in tandem with key pro-war GOP lawmakers such as Rep. Liz Cheney, are ensuring that continues....
Guess democrats don't want to get out of foreign wars after all to balance the budget.

Next time some democrat tells you Trump is a warmonger and a reckless spender, punch him in his big, fat mouth.
Trump is a warmonger and a reckless spender not to mention he has more chins than China.
Party project much? :laughing0301:
 

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What do you think of this revealing article (excerpted here) by the outstanding independent left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald? THE U.S. MILITARY HAS BEEN fighting in Afghanistan for almost nineteen years. House Democrats, working in tandem with key pro-war GOP lawmakers such as Rep. Liz Cheney, are ensuring that continues....
Guess democrats don't want to get out of foreign wars after all to balance the budget.

Next time some democrat tells you Trump is a warmonger and a reckless spender, punch him in his big, fat mouth.
Trump is a warmonger and a reckless spender not to mention he has more chins than China.
Party project much? :laughing0301:
Oblama was a war monger and a spendthrift..Not to mention he had to carry additional weight on him so if a wind blew hard enough he wouldn't become airborne.

Now, if only you could open both yer eyes instead on just one...:auiqs.jpg:
 

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What do you think of this revealing article (excerpted here) by the outstanding independent left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald? THE U.S. MILITARY HAS BEEN fighting in Afghanistan for almost nineteen years. House Democrats, working in tandem with key pro-war GOP lawmakers such as Rep. Liz Cheney, are ensuring that continues....
Guess democrats don't want to get out of foreign wars after all to balance the budget.

Next time some democrat tells you Trump is a warmonger and a reckless spender, punch him in his big, fat mouth.
Trump is a warmonger and a reckless spender not to mention he has more chins than China.
Party project much? :laughing0301:
Oblama was a war monger and a spendthrift..Not to mention he had to carry additional weight on him so if a wind blew hard enough he wouldn't become airborne.

Now, if only you could open both yer eyes instead on just one...:auiqs.jpg:
Unfortunately for him, Obama declared war on the United States. It went over poorly.
 

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What do you think of this revealing article (excerpted here) by the outstanding independent left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald? THE U.S. MILITARY HAS BEEN fighting in Afghanistan for almost nineteen years. House Democrats, working in tandem with key pro-war GOP lawmakers such as Rep. Liz Cheney, are ensuring that continues....
Guess democrats don't want to get out of foreign wars after all to balance the budget.

Next time some democrat tells you Trump is a warmonger and a reckless spender, punch him in his big, fat mouth.
Trump is a warmonger and a reckless spender not to mention he has more chins than China.
Party project much? :laughing0301:
Oblama was a war monger and a spendthrift..Not to mention he had to carry additional weight on him so if a wind blew hard enough he wouldn't become airborne.

Now, if only you could open both yer eyes instead on just one...:auiqs.jpg:
Unfortunately for him, Obama declared war on the United States. It went over poorly.
Nixon and Reagan both intensified their wars on the civilian population of the US looking to subjugate those that would not tow their line, so what is new? Then we have the era of 9/11 and the loss of civil liberties by both parties yet you want to tow that line still.
 

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The timing makes it clear that this is motivated by Trump's desire to win the election.


But better a hypocritical peace than a sincere war, so, go for it.
Bullsit, he made his stand clean this before the last election and even before that. So as usual you're simply full of shit and you're lying your dumb ass off.
We have absolutely no further business in Afganistan. If you disagree you're always free to get your on sorry dead ass over there.
 

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