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Biggs, Massie call on Trump to remove troops from Afghanistan
The Hill ^ | July 8 | BY JULIEGRACE BRUFKE

Posted on 07/08/2020 11:21:37 AM PDT by RandFan

Two House conservatives are calling on President Trump to “immediately withdraw" all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, arguing the country needs to stop engaging in “endless wars.”

In a letter sent to President Trump on Tuesday, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) said keeping a military presence in the region could mean a loss of power for the U.S.

“Throughout your entire presidency, you have worked tirelessly to Make America Great Again. We are confident you will repeat this feat again after this pandemic. However, the United States will not remain a great power for long if we stay engaged in perpetual warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan,” the letter says.

The Trump administration is reportedly finalizing plans to withdraw 4,000 troops from Afghanistan before Election Day, a move that critics — including House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) — argue would destabilize the region and put the U.S. national security at risk.

The lawmakers said they believe the calls from members on both sides of the aisle to remain in the country are misguided.

“You will be best served if you listen to your gut instincts on this momentous decision. We urge you to ignore any ‘wisdom’ from the bipartisan cabal of phony experts in the administrative state that have bungled both military and diplomatic campaigns since their start in 2001 and 2003 respectively,” they continued.

“Iraq and Afghanistan do not possess any weapons that can reach the continental United States. Moreover, neither nation is vital to the national security of the United States. Finally, neither nation is worth one more Gold Star family,” they added.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; US: Arizona; US: Kentucky; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; andybiggs; arizona; biggs; iraq; juliegracebrufke; kentucky; lizcheney; massie; thehill; thehillary; theshill; thomasmassie; trump; wyoming
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1 posted on 07/08/2020 11:21:37 AM PDT by RandFan
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To: RandFan

Amen. Send them to some other war-torn country. Like America.


2 posted on 07/08/2020 11:23:16 AM PDT by Texas Eagle
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Bring them home from Germany, too - enough is enough.


3 posted on 07/08/2020 11:24:21 AM PDT by dainbramaged (That information is classified. Request denied.)
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To: dainbramaged

The Cheney’s are working with the Democrats in the House to STOP any troop withdrawals by putting language in the NDAA bill.

It’s unbelievable and she should be kicked out of her leadership position!


4 posted on 07/08/2020 11:30:39 AM PDT by RandFan (3C)
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But it’s only been 19 years! What’s the rush?


5 posted on 07/08/2020 11:34:41 AM PDT by ArcadeQuarters (Socialism requires slavery.)
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“There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.”

“In war, then, let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns.”

The Art Of War, II:6 and II:19
There is only one thing that stops “endless war”, and that is victory.
6 posted on 07/08/2020 11:37:10 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: RandFan

She was elevated above many more senior reps because she is a Bush League Republican who supports their globalist goals.

Nobody gets into House leadership without being a globalist.

Pence was once in that leadership.


7 posted on 07/08/2020 11:43:46 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Olog-hai

Victory in Afghanistan would involve wiping out most of the population.
I’m OK with that, but the American public is not.
We need to leave, never should have gone in.
Nobody has ever tamed Afghanistan and no one ever will.


8 posted on 07/08/2020 11:45:47 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

And she is untouchable even though she is colluding with the opposition to undermine the president and his policies.

People have lost committee spots etc. for FAR less when they opposed Boehner/Ryan and their globalist agenda.


9 posted on 07/08/2020 11:48:53 AM PDT by RandFan (3C)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

The same was said about victory against Japan.

Perhaps something is wrong with the American public. Sounds like a crisis of faith to me.


10 posted on 07/08/2020 11:49:24 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: RandFan

I find it hard to form an opinion about Afghanistan because I haven’t heard anyone articulate what our mission is over there.


11 posted on 07/08/2020 11:53:41 AM PDT by Nachoman (Following victory, its best to reload.)
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CIA / DEA and poppy fields (heroin) is my guess.

No other reason to be there that I can think of ...


12 posted on 07/08/2020 11:58:07 AM PDT by RandFan (3C)
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To: Olog-hai

We were willing to nuke them if necessary in those days, and it was necessary.
There is no will to win today.
Wiping out most of the population of Afghanistan would just be a fraction of what’s needed for peace.
Islam has to be eradicated.


13 posted on 07/08/2020 12:02:54 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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Good idea. Let the Dems run on a pro-war platform


14 posted on 07/08/2020 12:05:59 PM PDT by escapefromboston (Free Assange)
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To: dainbramaged

YES!


15 posted on 07/08/2020 12:19:16 PM PDT by KC_Lion
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To: RandFan

“You will be best served if you listen to your gut instincts on this momentous decision. We urge you to ignore any ‘wisdom’ from the bipartisan cabal of phony experts in the administrative state that have bungled both military and diplomatic campaigns since their start in 2001 and 2003 respectively,” they continued.

“Iraq and Afghanistan do not possess any weapons that can reach the continental United States. Moreover, neither nation is vital to the national security of the United States. Finally, neither nation is worth one more Gold Star family,” they added.


16 posted on 07/08/2020 12:20:59 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Who, now in America, are people not allowed to criticize in our life, in public, and in politics?)
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To: Texas Eagle
Amen. Send them to some other war-torn country. Like America.

OUCH! (but oh so truthful)

17 posted on 07/08/2020 12:21:47 PM PDT by eddie willers
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Get the hell out of there NOW! And Iraq too!!!


18 posted on 07/08/2020 12:25:03 PM PDT by Tejas Rob
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To: Tejas Rob

I believe Trump wants to leave but the deep state are tying his hands especially in Congress with Cheney colluding with Democrats.

Disgraceful.

I can’t believe the media are silent on this?


19 posted on 07/08/2020 12:27:21 PM PDT by RandFan (3C)
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"... “immediately withdraw" all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, arguing the country needs to stop engaging in “endless wars"...(Blackwater Founder Erik Prince) told FNC's Tucker Carlson Thursday night that military orthodoxy failed in Afghanistan and Iraq and that no one in Washington is willing to think outside of the box on "hybrid" ways to continue a U.S. military presence in Syria.

"The president's instincts are right to note have a permanent American presence in Eastern Syria, that is not in the interest fo the United States," he said. "On the flip side, abandoning the Kurs is not the best idea. But there are other ways to do this. The perfect analogy is the Flying Tigers: when you had Japan in the 1930s bombing the hell out of Chinese cities, America was not going to be involved. But FDR, a beloved Democrat, allowed American Marines, Navy, and Army pilots to go work for a private company that became the Flying Tigers. and they defended Chinese cities against Japanese aggression before the United States entered the war."

The Eisenhower warning about the Military-Industrial Complex is alive and well....

20 posted on 07/08/2020 12:29:15 PM PDT by yoe (Want to HELP the Slave Trade and Drug Cartels in USA? Vote for a democrat........)
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