DEAR EDITOR:

We have all heard the term “elections have consequences”, mostly from the left. Usually it is used in the context of, “we won, you lost, so sit down and shut up”. Elections do have consequences, some good, some not so good, and others very bad. What we are going through now is the latter. We are told that all the generals and advisors agreed with the President to abandon the strategic Bagram airfield with all its 80 billion dollars worth of military weaponry, some highly sophisticated and expensive. Now it is in the hands of some of the most vicious people on earth. No one in his right thinking mind would do this or believe that report.

The consequence of this election is that we do not have leadership that provides any level of comfort that America and Americans will be protected, the first responsibility of the office of President. We have lost thirteen wonderful lives due to the incompetence of someone or others, and there must be accountability if mistakes like this are to be avoided in the future. Without accountability, we have to worry about what is the next costly action or actions that will take place over the next three and a half years. America has been hurt seriously while the world and our adversaries are watching.

As fellow Americans of all political persuasions we must now band together to save this free republic and demand that our leaders work for the good and safety of the citizens and be accountable. We must demand and expect our media to be truly honest in their reporting without political bias. Most of all, as the electorate, we cannot be lazy about knowing for whom we are voting and that includes the local and state races as well. Know your candidates, what they stand for and their qualifications. Remember the phrase “garbage in garbage out”? It applies to politics as well. Yes, elections do have consequences.

John Cory

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(3) comments

DocPiquant

tRump did the deal and undermined the military. Give Biden credit for keeping his word even though dealt a bad hand.

jimwins33

Your sourcing, while generally lacking in substance, is also inaccurate. The $80+ billion number that is being thrown around social media is patently false. It represents a number that roughly equates to all money spent on weapons over ~20 years in Afghanistan. While I do not agree with much of what you said, it is more offensive that your points are poorly researched and equate to nothing more than a “hit-piece” based on “how you feel” instead of a thought-based, compelling argument for why you felt the need to write this.

Here’s a good source for the actual costs associated with equipment, which, I might add, has mostly been demilitarized or is unable to be used or maintained by someone that is not highly trained.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/08/31/no-taliban-did-not-seize-83-billion-us-weapons/

Jimmy Nomayo

Bla, bla, bla. You think the last president was so great? He set up the withdrawal from Afghanistan. If you thought the last president was worthy of office, you are a fascist. "Fascism (/ˈfæʃɪzəm/) is a form of far-right, authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and of the economy." Sound familiar??

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