Sgt. Dan McKnight, founder of BringOurTroopsHome.US, a conservative group of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans, Friday blasted Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), for once again attempting to undercut President Trump’s efforts to end the nearly two-decade old war in Afghanistan through negotiation of a peace agreement with Taliban forces in the country.
Cheney Wednesday released a letter — signed by 21 other House Republicans — publicly challenging the president’s efforts and demanding that any agreement “must not contain a commitment for a full U.S. withdrawal” of troops from Afghanistan.
“For too long, war-mongering chicken hawks like Ms. Cheney – who’s never put on a uniform herself, and whose family profiteered from hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. military contracts – have schemed to keep the United States in perpetual war for nearly a generation, always expecting other people’s families to pay the price in blood and trillions of taxpayer dollars,” said McKnight, who served 18 months in the Pech River Valley in N.E. Afghanistan with the Idaho Army National Guard.
“Thankfully, we finally have a Commander-in-Chief in President Trump,” McKnight said, “with the courage to stand up to the Chicken Hawk Cheneys and the military industrial complex that General Eisenhower warned us about, who’s trying to end these ridiculous, endless, bankrupting wars and finally bring our troops home.”
McKnight said while Cheney’s attempt to “once again publicly undercut the president’s efforts is a slap in the face to those who’ve actually served, bled, and died,” he’s encouraged that the House Republican Conference Chair could persuade less than two dozen of the 197 House Republicans to join her in signing the letter. “Hopefully, given the broken record of her incessant demands that we continue to spill American blood and treasure at every turn, in one country after another, that’s a sign of her increasingly diminished credibility and influence on U.S. foreign and military policy.”
He noted that a Politico poll last year found that 81 percent of Trump voters support the president’s efforts to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and that a YouGov poll last month found that 70 percent of all Americans also support withdrawing troops from the country.
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