Afghanistan: Pentagon leaders admit Biden ignored their advice (Full show)
Top US military officers gave vague answers at a tense Senate hearing on Tuesday regarding Washington’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. We are learning that the top brass at the Pentagon recommended keeping a larger force in Afghanistan, contrary to Biden’s order to hastily and completely pull US forces from the war-torn country. RT America’s Faran Fronczak reports. Then Prof. D Watkins of the University of Baltimore and former counterterrorism officer Drew Berquist join “Eat the Press” host Steve Malzberg (in for Scottie Nell Hughes) to discuss the continuing fallout from the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Lt. Colonel Stuart Scheller Jr. is in pre-trial confinement after he publicly criticized superior officers at the US Marine Corps and demanded “accountability” for the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. He was relieved of duty and is likely to face military charges.
Plus, Biden says his “Build Back Better” agenda costs “zero dollars,” not the trillions anticipated, because he would also “close loopholes” that allow the rich to avoid paying their fair share. He was denounced in rightwing circles as economically illiterate. Ned Ryun of American Majority and former Georgia state representative LaDawn Jones share their insights. They also discuss reports that President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden may owe as much as $500,000 in unpaid taxes. They also discuss two books taught in public school that are under review for graphic sexual scenes.