President Joe Biden has drawn scathing criticism – even from typically friendly corners – in the wake of the Taliban’s swift takeover of Afghanistan, and in a particularly damning indictment of his failed leadership, the man who killed Osama bin Laden declared on Friday that the current commander in chief deserves impeachment over what has transpired, as the Daily Wire reports.
Former U.S. Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill, responsible for taking out the notorious al Qaeda leader back in 2011, blasted the president, but also the top military brass he believes are standing in the way of an appropriate solution to the disasters that continue to unfold in Kabul.
“Look, I don’t want to be in charge,” O’Neill explained with regard to managing evacuations of Americans and allies, “but if I was, oh, I want to get the Americans? Cool. Give me nine guys. I’m going to walk through the streets and I’m going to kill everyone I see and I’m gonna grab the Americans. It is not difficult.”
Calling into question the judgment of those currently calling the shots, O’Neill added, “But we have these people who are in charge that are a disgrace. I’m amazed that there hasn’t been at least 30 generals and admirals that haven’t resigned or been fired today.”
Lamenting what he believes is a humiliating and unnecessary retreat on the part of the United States, O’Neill declared, “I have never once lost a fight. My team has never lost a fight. I don’t know any Marine who’s lost a fight, and that includes the Taliban,” adding his frustration that lawmakers “were pretty good for the past four and a half years at impeaching a president for no reason. If anything deserves and impeachment, it’s right now, because we don’t do this.”
Training his rhetorical sights on Biden specifically, O’Neill stated, “This president surrendered to the Taliban. Does it get any more embarrassing? Should I not be embarrassed as an American right now, wondering what I fought for?”
O’Neill is certainly not alone in his assessment of Biden’s conduct and the consequences he believes it merits, as Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene last week introduced three impeachment resolutions against the president, with one specifically addressing his handling of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, as Fox News reported.
Though commentators on the left often dismiss Greene’s maneuvers as the rantings of a far-right ideologue done primarily for shock value, she is not the only lawmaker who has raised the specter of Biden’s potential removal as a result of the current crisis.
No less than longtime Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) – a self-described personal friend of the president’s – asserted last week that “If we leave one American behind. If we don’t get all those Afghans who stepped up to the plate to help us out then Joe Biden in my view, has committed a high crime and misdemeanor under the Constitution and should be impeached.”