Saturday, September 11, 2021

D.L. Gardner: 911 is not About Politics

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of 911, Americans have witnessed what would have been completely unbelievable twenty years ago. Our President, military, and intelligence agencies lost a war to the Taliban and forfeited the nation of Afghanistan along with $85 billion of the latest technological weaponry to the very Islamic terrorist organizations that perpetrated 911.

In seven months, President Biden has managed to open the gates of hell releasing Islamic Jihadists into the world. America’s finest military and intelligence men and women had essentially corralled Islamic terrorists for twenty years. Now they are free to attack anywhere, including America, with all the money and technology we left behind. 

But, that’s not the worst thing. After promising to stay until we evacuated “every American” and Afghani who had supported us throughout those twenty years, President Biden dictated a date certain to remove our troops and anyone else “who could make it” to the gates at the airport.

Sunday morning, Representative Mike McCaul (R-TX), ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told Chris Wallace several commercial airliners filled with Americans and Afghanis were still waiting on the ground in Hamid Karzai Airport for Taliban permission to take off. 

How did President Biden describe this mission? He said, “The extraordinary success of this mission was due to the incredible skill, bravery and selfless courage of the United States military, and our diplomats, and intelligence professionals.” Did he even recognize or name the thirteen Americans who were killed by a suicide bomber days before, or those still waiting in the airport?

Later President Biden attended the dignified transfer of the thirteen fallen service members. He met with some of the Gold Star families. After the transfer, some of the parents voiced their anger against Biden, not only for his irresponsible dictates for the evacuation, but also for his lack of empathy for families of the fallen. According to some of the parents, Biden was much more focused on talking about the loss of his son Beau to cancer in 2015. So much for our comforter-in-chief. 

On Sunday morning programs, corporate news celebrities couched Afghanistan, Hurricane Ida, and the latest poor economic numbers in terms of “political issues” republicans would likely try to use against democrats. Yeah. It’s all about politics. Us and them, LEFT and right. 

Don’t be deceived. The issue was never whether to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan. Former President Trump had developed a plan in 2020 and begun negotiations to withdraw troops, Americans, and Afghanis. Biden forsook the planning Trump’s team had negotiated, and came up with his own plan to withdraw by 911, as a sort of memorial or hallmark of his administration. 

Recent polls indicate even hardcore LEFT are beginning to question whether Biden is the right person for the job. Polls and politics are all that matter to the LEFT. 

Most Americans are more likely to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 911 with memorials or time remembering that day and all the losses and tragedies perpetrated by Islamic Jihadists. It has absolutely nothing to do with politics. It’s about humanity, human suffering, bravery, and sacrifice. It’s about loyalty and patriotism and what it means to be an American. Surely, for one day, we can commemorate the heroes and the battered and lives lost without self-serving platitudes. 

Daniel L. Gardner is a syndicated columnist who lives in Starkville, MS. You may contact him at


Anonymous said...

"911 [sic] is not about politics, but that's not going to stop me from making it all about politics."

Anonymous said...

If Gardner had “Jock Itch” he would blame it on Biden.

Anonymous said...

But it has become political for many.

Anonymous said...

Might truly be Gardner’s worst column yet. Biden screwed up a terrible exit negotiated by Trump - who in turn inherited the mess from Obama and Bush.

But hey, let’s focus on the $85 billion in equipment, not the $2.3 trillion cost we now owe China for the entire boondoggle.

Gardner, you are dumb as a box of rocks.

Anonymous said...

20 Years later and "Now, still isn't the Time".

Anonymous said...

How did our military intel not know that the Afghan Army was laying down arms and Humvees to the Taliban.

This has been going on since Pompeo started meeting with the Taliban in Qater.

Anonymous said...

As I post on this thread this morning, there are only four other posts visible. Maybe there will be more before mine appears. But, I see nothing posted other than vitriol from leftists. Nothing heartfelt. Nothing serious. Nothing, in fact, American. Biden and his sissy-handlers are mired deep, deep in this shit sandwich and that will be what's called legacy.

(sic, jock itch, box of rocks, inherited...anti-American pussies all. Every damned one of you.)

Anonymous said...

Gardner, real-life dummy.
Even the firefighters involved in 9/11 said it was an inside job.

Anonymous said...

Here, I’ll go ahead and summarize every column this guy has ever written and, likely, ever will write:

“Republicans rule and Democrats drool.”

There, now the readers can save themselves the trouble of clicking on DL Gardner’s trash articles and loosing the brain cells that would come with it. You know what it says before you even open it. He’s never written anything different, and he probably never will.

Anonymous said...

"Our President, military, and intelligence agencies lost a war to the Taliban and forfeited the nation of Afghanistan along with $85 billion of the latest technological weaponry to the very Islamic terrorist organizations that perpetrated 911."

Shades of "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!"

The Taliban didn't perpetrate 911. It may be a brutal quasi-"government" totally at odds with "western" (and "eastern") ideals, but it isn't interested in much to do with US or any other country, good or bad. They didn't want the Soviets there, they didn't want the US there, it is at war with ISIS-k (which is an actual Islamic terrorist organization that would do harm in and to the US), and they won't want the Chinese there, either. It's only real interest is what it sees as Pashtun lands, i.e., basically Afghanistan. Notably, it doesn't really want US or other foreign aid, either. The leaders and followers just want to run what they see as "their land." You know, sort of like most of us in Mississippi and the USA. Trump was wrong about a lot of things but he was right about Afghanistan - we shouldn't have stayed for 20 years and it was long past time to get the hell out. And yes, Biden and his team totally screwed up and continues to screw up the withdrawal.

Anonymous said...

9:36 provides a really good summary.

Meanwhile, in order to provide a bit of ignorant nonsense, we have 7:20 a.m. I saw three young girls (probably early 20s) in Southaven Wal Mart the other day. They were dressed head to toe in black with red eye shadow, black nails and black boots. They were walking fast, lock step, almost in cadence, obviously looking for 7:20 a.m. who had wandered off.

Anonymous said...

America never wins wars that it’s heart is not in. Seems we learned nothing from Vietnam. You go to war to win you use every available weapon you have. Closing the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan was the first blunder. Nothing but the HoCheMin trail for the Taliban. In the beginning the cause was worth it but after Bin Laden was killed we should have pulled out.

Anyone who thinks the Taliban didn’t pay a heavy price for their actions are dead wrong. But giving them 80 billion in hardware stinks to high heaven. One has to wonder just how many Taliban actually died? Probably over a hundred thousand but in the end they have no place to go.

Anonymous said...

2:38 - Don't overlook the fact that 'it's worth it to them'. When you have virgins lined up at the gates, waiting on you and you alone it's all worth it.

Of course, at the end of the day, 'What possible difference does it make?'

Our politicians will remain millionaires, The Foundation will continue to prosper, Congressional spouses will celebrate at day's end when the bell rings, foreign accounts will bulge, mansions and retreats will be built in short order and many children and grandchildren will never have to work a day.

Anonymous said...

7:20: where is your hard evidence that firemen said 9/11 was an "inside job'?

Anonymous said...

The brainwashed masses DO NOT CARE and that is exactly what Democrats and some republicans were counting on. It's over are far as "normal" Americans living their best lives. IT IS about surviving and waiting for the day GOD decides our fate.

Anonymous said...

The 80 billion in equipment is not true.

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