Robert O’Neill, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden during the 2011 raid on his compound in Pakistan, recently said that President Biden is a disaster, tweeting, “So, @POTUS is a disaster.”
O’Neill also called on the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley, to resign.
O’Neill said that Biden opposed the raid to kill bin Laden and managed to lose Afghanistan “in 7 months.” He and other Navy SEALs say that the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan equals capitulation to the Taliban.
“This is the worst loss in American history. Our most popular president has vanished. Prove me wrong,” said O’Neill.
Putting pressure on the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Milley, Sgt O’Neill tweeted, “There are Afghans falling to their deaths off of our retreating aircraft. Has @thejointstaff resigned yet?”
Another Navy SEAL, Derrick Van Orden, joined O’Neill in his criticism, saying, “You’ve got Secretary Blinken and Secretary Austin — they need to tender their resignations.”
For his part, President Biden took a defiant stance during a nationally televised speech.
While he admitted the collapse of the Afghanistan government happened quicker than expected, he stood behind his decision to withdraw U.S. troops.
According to Van Orden, “Unfortunately, the Biden administration is redefining the word incompetence.” Van Orden is just as critical about Joint Chiefs of Staff, Milley. “He needs to go peel potatoes in a galley for about a month and then resign also,” he said.
Van Orden is currently running for a Wisconsin congressional seat. He believes that the Biden administration failed to meet its basic responsibilities to both Americans and the Afghan people.
“These folks’ primary duty is to advise the president of the United States on diplomatic and military matters, and they’ve abjectly failed that,” Van Orden said.
“The national security architecture of the United States of America is clearly broken right now.”
Amid bipartisan and worldwide criticism, Rep. Seth Moulton, D-MA, went on record, saying, “We’re not going to win the war in Afghanistan, but there are devastating ways we could lose. The course we are on today suggests that we are going to leave a lot of people behind.”
Moulton continued, “We so mismanaged the retreat. We’re relying on the good of the Taliban to save our people.”