Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been busy at work over the past few days whitewashing the Biden administration’s derelictions and snafus in Afghanistan while attempting to rewrite the entire history of the war to serve her own crudely partisan agenda. How disappointing for a senator who the young progressive radicals admire so much.
Warren is never such a pure ideologue, progressive champion, or hero of the people as she represents herself to voters when you scratch just a little below the surface of the bumper sticker slogans and campaign stump speech applause lines. To make her big government tax-and-spend platform go down smoother for rich, old Democrats who run hedge funds on Wall Street, Joe Biden is just a Warren Lite.
But don’t expect Warren to challenge her party when it’s in the wrong about matters that involve two decades of trillions of misspent tax dollars and millions of destroyed and displaced human lives in war-torn countries overseas. When it gets that real, the wily corporate bankruptcy law professor is eager to link arms with anyone who’s got a “(D)” printed next to their name in the papers and excuse the worst failures and crimes of our most powerful politicians and institutions.
Because that’s what’s going to advanced the career of this ambitious Washington careerist and give her cover and protection from below when she reaches her career pinnacle (just kidding, she’s already peaked) and needs up-and-coming politicians to lie and cover for her so they’ll get the same treatment down the road. It’s the circle of death and taxes.
Over the week, Elizabeth Warren spoke on MSNBC’s “The Last Word.” She had the gall to tell host Lawrence O’Donnell that Joe Biden’s badly botched Afghanistan withdrawal “was an amazing undertaking.” She excused the White House’s failures by reasoning, “It was done under chaotic circumstances. Because the government had collapsed.”
But our military had planned for this possibility, Gen. Milley has recently disclosed. Warren still somehow thinks (she doesn’t really, she’s just saying she does) that, “We should be proud of President Biden and proud of our military.” Okay, our military, sure. But not President Joe Biden. And maybe not the military higher-ups allowed to ruin this so severely by the Biden White House.
What takes the cake, though, is that Warren, not to be outdone by her past DNA test to “prove” she is Native American, also told a live cable television news audience that: “They left no American-owned equipment behind. They managed to execute that. And, yes, it was at risk.” After a week of wall-to-wall news and social media discussion, tens of millions of dollars in U.S. military equipment were left in Afghanistan.