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Thu Aug 26, 2021, 06:59 PM

Does anyone know who the congress people are

That was rejected from landing in Afghanistan?

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Deuxcents Aug 26 OP
magicarpet Aug 26 #1
leftieNanner Aug 26 #2
Deuxcents Aug 26 #3
leftieNanner Aug 26 #5
blogslug Aug 26 #4
Deuxcents Aug 26 #6
FakeNoose Aug 26 #7
Celerity Aug 26 #8

Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 07:03 PM

1. Bang bang Boebert & Margie Tee Tangerine ?

🤑🤑 💩💩💩 🤑🤑

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 07:04 PM

2. More of them went???

Even after Speaker Pelosi ground those two other guys into the dirt??

What idiots. As if our military doesn't have its hands full over there as it is.

Sheesh.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 07:18 PM

3. Yes..a flight with congressional people

Were refused to land today. The report did not name them

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 07:36 PM

5. Oh, for F***'s Sake!

Who the Hell thought that was a good idea???

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 07:19 PM

4. Not yet

I would like to know though.

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Response to blogslug (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 08:45 PM

6. Daily Beast n CNN

Reported it but I canít find any more info

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 08:51 PM

7. Pete Meijer(R) and Seth Moulton(D)

(Newser link): https://www.newser.com/story/310303/congressmen-defend-trip-to-afghanistan.html

(NEWSER) Ė Two lawmakers who made an unannounced and unauthorized trip to Afghanistan to see the US evacuation effort for themselves have been strongly criticizedóbut they say the insights they gained were worth it. In an interview with the New York Times, Republican Rep. Pete Meijer and Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton say they took a commercial flight to the United Arab Emirates followed by a military flight to Kabul because they believed the Biden administration was not giving lawmakers the full story. Both men are Iraq veterans who have strongly criticized the administration's withdrawal plan. They say they tried to keep disruption to a minimum. From the interview:

Why they went. Meijer says they realized much of what they were hearing from the administration was "outdated, inaccurate, or otherwise irrelevant." He says he spoke to Moulton and they decided to "try to get there to understand and help communicate, especially to many of our colleagues who are struggling to get American citizens or special visa applicants out."

Their minds were changed. Moulton says he had supported calls to extend the withdrawal date past Aug. 31, but he changed his mind after witnessing conditions on the ground. "Thereís no way we can get everyone out, even by Sept. 11," he says. "So we need to have a working relationship with the Taliban after our departure. And the only way to achieve that is to leave by Aug. 31." Meijer adds that it is "utterly bizarre and baffling that weíre in this position."

What they saw. Meijer says he witnessed "incredibly heartbreaking" scenes of desperation at the airport gate. "Something I think people need to know is that there is no scenario that trains a soldier or Marine to take somebody in a wheelchair, and have to push them back out because they donít meet the paperwork criteria," he says.

Praise for the troops. Meijer and Moulton praised the troops in Kabul for turning the situation from "utter chaos" to an evacuation as orderly as could be hoped for in the circumstances. "Itís the most extraordinary thing Iíve ever seen in my life," Moulton says. "I've never been more proud to be an American than after witnessing the soldiers and Marines."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned other lawmakers against traveling to the region Wednesday, citing safety concerns and the need to concentrate resources on the airlift effort, the Detroit Free Press reports. "We donít want anybody to think this is a good idea and try to follow suit," she said. "It was not, in my view, a good idea." Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the visit "certainly took time away from what we had been planning to do that day" and the military is "obviously not" encouraging visits to a "very tense, dangerous, and dynamic situation."


Short article, nothing more at the link.

Newser post a link to the original NYT story published 8/25/21: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/us/politics/seth-moulton-peter-meijer-kabul-afghanistan.html



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