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Either General Milley or Bob Woodward Is Lying

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 28, 2021. (Patrick Semansky/Pool/Reuters)

Both General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and General Kenneth McKenzie, CENTCOM commander, told the Senate under oath today that they recommended the United States leave 2,500 troops on the ground in Afghanistan. Joe Biden lied to George Stephanopoulos — or couldn’t recall — when he said that every military leader concurred with his method of withdrawal, which left 13 troops dead and hundreds of American residents stranded. (It’s a shame that media outlets stopped featuring those presidential-lie tickers when Trump lost, because Biden is racking them up at an impressive clip.)

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