We know, the Mirror is the only outlet that seems to be watching this. Rep. Matt Gaetz’s cross-examination of Gen. Mark Milley and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin during their Wednesday testimony on the chaotic and deadly US withdrawal from Afghanistan, can only be described as rip and tear. He told Milley and Lloyd that if President Biden wasn’t so “addled,” the military leaders would have been fired.
As Milley and Austin appeared before the House Armed Services Committee, Gaetz (R-Fla.) started his line of questioning by asking Milley to answer for his previous comments that the Taliban would not be able to defeat the Afghan military.
“You really blew that call, didn’t you, General?” Gaetz said.
“You spent more time with Bob Woodward on this book than you spent analyzing the very likely prospect that the Afghanistan government was going to fall immediately to the Taliban, didn’t you?” Gaetz accused Milley, holding up a copy of the new book “Peril,” which claimed the general went behind then-President Donald Trump’s back to deal with China — assuring Beijing officials he would warn them of any planned military actions his commander-in-chief planned.