Both CENTCOM Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie and Joint Chiefs Chair Gen, Mark Milley have testified to Congress that they told President Biden to keep a force of 2,500 troops in Afghanistan. Biden told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, “No. That wasn’t true.”
So he’s a liar, right? Well, according to CNN – no.
CNN anchor and chief correspondent Jim Sciutto bent-over backwards on Twitter to link it all back to Donald Trump.
“Contradicting Trump and supporters who say he’d have done differently or better, Milley confirms he received an order in 2020 to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan by January 2021,” Sciutto tweeted. “After further discussions regarding the risks associated with such a withdrawal, the order was rescinded. On 17 November we received an order to reduce troop levels to 2,500 plus enabling forces no later than 15 January,” he added.
And finally: “Later, Trump set full withdrawal date for May 1.”
And here comes the internet.