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Harold Hutchison / August 31, 2021

Is This Senator the Biggest Fool in Congress?

Chris Murphy is leading the charge to hamper our ability to support global allies.

America needs to recover from the dishonorable debacle that Biden’s betrayal of Afghanistan caused, not to mention work to deal with the effects of said debacle. The phrase “easier said than done” doesn’t even begin to approach the magnitude of the task ahead for grassroots Patriots.

When we discussed what had to be done after Biden’s betrayal of Afghanistan, we went over a lot of the lessons. That said, some people in elective office have learned the wrong lessons. One of the worst in this regard is Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT).

How far off is Murphy’s take on Afghanistan? He’s been on record saying: “We have twice as many Afghan partners we have to evacuate. Because we stayed in this war 10 years longer than we should have.”

The thing is, such a pullout 10 years ago would have been equally foolish and just as much of a debacle under Barack Obama, especially when one looks at the overly restrictive rules of engagement that were foisted on our troops.

Murphy’s track record on being wrong extends beyond Afghanistan. For instance, he victim-blamed Israel for Hamas rocket attacks. Not only does he act as if Israel is in the wrong to take measures in self-defense, but he forgets that the Hamas charter calls for the destruction of Israel — which would inevitably mean a second Holocaust.

Murphy also condemned Donald Trump’s decision to take out Qasem Soleimani — and had flip-flopped after claiming Trump wasn’t tough enough on Iran. Of course, despite Iran’s track record, Murphy hasn’t had much to say while Biden’s tried to give away the store to Iran. Then again, Murphy was trying to undercut the Saudi-led effort to keep Iranian stooges from controlling Yemen — stooges who, by the way, fired missiles at one of our ships in 2016. President Trump’s veto was all that stood against Murphy’s desired stab in the back of American allies.

That track record is bad enough, but Murphy is now teaming up with Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Bernie Sanders (Socialist-VT) in sponsoring legislation, the National Security Powers Act, that will make recovering America’s geopolitical and grand strategic position much more difficult. Not only does it further tie the hands of the president when it comes to using military force to protect the interests and allies of the United States, but it makes it harder to arm those same allies by requiring Congress to actively approve all but the smallest military aid packages.

Here’s a bit of common sense: If one wanted America to reduce its military deployments in the Middle East (for instance), the worst possible way to do it would be to have a politically motivated timetable. Iraq showed that in the last decade, and we’re seeing it again in Afghanistan. The right way to do it is to create the conditions that will obviate the need to maintain large forces in the region.

One of the best ways to do that is to arm and support allies. It was precisely the cutoff of this support that was a proximate cause of the collapse of the Afghan military in the face of the Taliban. Yet Murphy wants to make it more difficult to keep supporting allies around the world.

Biden’s folly is very apparent, but he’s not the only person whose miscalculations would make preserving the national security of the United States — not to mention American allies — a harder task. Chris Murphy, vying for the title of biggest fool in Congress, is right there with Biden. Grassroots Patriots need to note those who are taking the wrong lessons from Afghanistan and vote accordingly.

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