One of disgraced General Mark Milley’s plays these days is to pretend that he didn’t have anything to do with the botched Afghanistan evacuation.
Milley claims that Biden did not consult him until August 25 in regards to the Taliban-enforced deadline of August 31.
It’s Senator Tom Cotton’s view that maybe Milley should have resigned if the president was going around making these decisions all on his own.
“General Milley, I can only conclude that your advice about staying in Afghanistan was rejected. I’m shocked to learn that your advice wasn’t sought until August 25th on staying past the August 31 deadline.” Cotton said. “I understand that you’re the principal military adviser, but you don’t decide, the president decides, but if all this is true, General Milley, why haven’t you resigned?”
Cotton, a republican from Arkansas, wanted to know what exactly Milley was going as a general if it wasn’t giving worthwhile military advice to the president.
Milley couldn’t really answer, but did say that he’s done the bare minimum the law requires of his job, so to get off his back.
“My job is to provide advice. My statutory responsibility is to provide legal advice or best military advice to the president, and that’s my legal requirement. That’s what the law is,” Milley said. “The president doesn’t have to agree with that advice. He doesn’t have to make those decisions just because we’re generals.”
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