Robert O’Neill, the SEAL member who killed Osama bin Laden during a raid on his Pakistan lair in 2011, called President Biden a “disaster” and pressed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to resign over the catastrophe caused by the US military pullout in Afghanistan.
“So, @POTUS is a disaster,” the former SEAL said on Twitter. “This is the worst loss in American history. Our most popular president has vanished. Prove me wrong.” He added: “Joe Biden opposed the raid to kill bin Laden. At least he lost Afghanistan in 7 months.” O’Neill also had Milley in his sights. “There are Afghans falling to their deaths off of our retreating aircraft. Has @thejointstaff resigned yet?” he wrote.
At least eight people were killed at Kabul airport on Monday, including two who were shot dead by US troops, three who were run over by taxiing jets and three stowaways who fell from the engines of a US Air Force plane as it fled an airfield of thousands of desperate Afghan nationals.
Milley briefed Senators on Sunday that after the Afghan government’s sudden collapse, groups like Al Qaeda could make a resurgence sooner than expected, sources told CNN. “Have any of our generals and admirals resigned out of disgrace yet?” O’Neill also questioned.
Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden echoed O’Neill’s criticisms on Fox & Friends Monday morning. “Unfortunately, the Biden administration is redefining the word incompetence,” the military man-turned-Congressional candidate said. “You’ve got Secretary Blinken and Secretary Austin – they need to tender their resignations right now. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Milley, he needs to go peel potatoes in the galley for about a month and then resign also.”
He added that the devolving situation in the war-torn country is “he most dramatic foreign policy crisis” the US has seen since September 11th, 2001. The Taliban took control of Afghanistan and are going door to door in Kabul looking for enemies to kill despite promising the international community they wouldn’t breach human rights because they wanted to be formally recognized.