While President Biden’s decision to execute a speedy withdrawal of American armed forces from Afghanistan has proven a chaotic state of affairs well worth criticizing, it must be viewed through an objective rather than a partisan lens. Many Americans have agreed for some time now that the two-decade-long war needs to end, and Donald Trump planned to pull American troops from the region on an even faster timeline.
It’s fair to question how the Biden administration could have handled this move better but it’s foolish to take any of the Republican criticisms of his actions in good faith. Most of them supported Trump’s push to yank our troops from the region and now they’re just looking to score cheap political plans. They care nothing about the plight of the Afghan people.
One individual whose attacks on Biden’s Afghanistan decision can be discarded outright is former Trump Senior Advisor Stephen Miller. His white nationalist tendencies are well known at this point, so the mere suggestion that he cares about the fate of nonwhite Afghan refugees or allies is absurd. He’s a skittering cockroach of a man, a spineless little fascist focused solely on accumulating power for himself and wielding it against those he perceives as less than himself.
On Twitter today, Miller attacked Biden’s “policies on the border, on the pandemic, and on Afghanistan” and alleged that they “are causing immense human suffering.” Then the man who served the worst president in American history had the gall to accuse the White House of a “colossal failure of moral leadership.”
The tweet was a textbook example of psychological projection. Miller is a grand architect of human suffering, having been one of the main proponents of the patently evil family separation policy that was instituted along the Mexican border during the Trump years. Miller proudly served a president who worsened the COVID-19 pandemic by downplaying its risks and spreading misinformation. He doesn’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to discussing morality and his attempt to do so crystallizes the bad faith nature of the conservative barrage being leveled at President Biden.
Joe Biden’s policies on the border, on the pandemic, and on Afghanistan, are causing immense human suffering. There is a colossal failure of moral leadership at the White House.
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) August 19, 2021
Twitter users were quick to dogpile the monstrous miller.
The guy who implemented the child separation policy has some thoughts in moral leadership https://t.co/YiVQLdcTda
— Ball Lightning Mcqueen (@deeboscoup) August 19, 2021
What pandemic policies are causing suffering? Is it the vaccination push? Or the financial support. And could you elaborate on what Trumps plan would have been to support the Afghan people had he oversaw the final withdrawal?
— One Your Mama Warned You About (@jrocktalk) August 19, 2021
You love human suffering. It’s your entire brand.
— Rob Haffey (@rbhaffey) August 19, 2021
Moral leadership? pic.twitter.com/nLd7r9BiZG
— jeff0045 (@jeff00451) August 19, 2021
I tried to get hold of you Stephen, but you just slipped out. You strike me as someone who isn’t comfortable in their own skin. pic.twitter.com/044awEYNkD
— Nogbad the Bad (@Bad_Nogbad_Bad) August 19, 2021
I thought immense human suffering gave you a chub.
— Lori (@LoHoFran) August 19, 2021
I spit out my coffee when I read the words "moral leadership" coming from a criminal White supremacist who separated families and locked babies in cages!
— Vinnie Longobardo (@VLongobardo) August 19, 2021
"Immense human suffering"…wouldn't you support the policies then?
— (((Adam Weissman))) (@ACW1129) August 19, 2021
Yes they need to do better, but you are SUCH A HYPOCRITE!!!#kettle
— ModerateMom (@mom_moderate) August 19, 2021
White nationalist who's just sad being out of power says what?
— MAGIC BERNIE (@PerniciousZ) August 19, 2021
Nobody knows more about being a colossal failure than you do! You may need to look up the word moral cause I don't think it means what you think it does.
— David B. Faltz (@dfaltz) August 19, 2021
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This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.