“Those who have never fought for the colors they fly should be careful about criticizing those who have.”
British Army vet, Tom Tugendhat gave an emotional speech before the UK Parliament, lambasting the incompetent American “president” for his abject failure in his handling of Afghanistan, and for his “shameful” remarks about the Afghan military.
From MEDIAITE: A member of the UK Parliament tore into Joe Biden on Wednesday over the U.S. president blaming the Afghan military for giving up against the Taliban, which now controls Afghanistan, including the capital city of Kabul.
In a speech during a session of the House of Commons, Conservative Member of Parliament Tom Tugendhat, who served in Afghanistan as a member of the British Army, said that the NATO mission in Afghanistan “was a recognition that globalization has changed us all.”
“The phone calls that I’m still receiving, the text messages that I’ve been answering, as I’ve been waiting, putting people in touch with our people in Afghanistan, reminds us that we are connected. We are connected still today,” he said.
“And Afghanistan is not a far country about which we know little. It is part of the main,” he continued. “That connection links us all to our European partners, to our European neighbors, and to our international friends.”
His speech was emotionally charged, his voice quivering at times, when with clenched jaw he ripped into the alleged Commander in Chief, in response to the reckless remarks he made on Monday when the confused and incompetent Biden said, “The Afghan military collapsed, sometimes without trying to fight.” Adding, “American troops cannot and should not be fighting in a war and dying in a war that Afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves.”
“It is with great sadness that I now criticize one of them. Because I was never prouder than when I was decorated by the 82nd Airborne after the capture of Musa Qala. It was a huge privilege, a huge privilege, to be recognized by such an extraordinary unit in combat,” he said. “To see their commander-in-chief call into question the courage of men I fought with, to claim that they ran, is shameful.”
“Those who have never fought for the colors they fly should be careful about criticizing those who have,”- Tom Tugendhat.
Mr. Tugendhat ends with a heavy-hearted statement, “This doesn’t need to be defeat, but at the moment, it damn well feels like it.”