It’s the job of every level of employment to hold each other accountable in some way. When considering actions you’ve taken from a leadership perspective, you have to endure and accept feedback from all levels in the agency, organization, or company you work for, even the military.
When Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan was abandoned, that marked the beginning of bad things to come. Since then, everything has been increasingly worse. Though Biden claims that the buck stops with him, the world will have to live with the consequences of his decisions for years to come.
Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller made a viral video calling out leadership in the military following the deaths of 13 military members and over 100 Afghans at the Kabul, Afghanistan airport. Scheller has served in the Marines for 17 years and knew the consequences of his video. Scheller has combat experience, and since the video, he has been relieved of his command and resigned on his fruition. Scheller said in the video, “I have been fighting for 17 years. I am willing to throw it all away to say to my senior leaders, I demand accountability,” among other things.
In a video on LinkedIn, Scheller went further. After announcing his resignation from the Marines, he said, “All I asked for was the accountability of my senior leaders when there are clear, obvious mistakes that were made.”
The military has no problem holding lower enlisted personnel accountable for every single action they make. Still, it seems like the further up the chain of command it goes, the less accountability exists.
According to the Daily Wire, leaders of the Office of Naval Intelligence told active duty and retired service members that they weren’t allowed to criticize Biden over the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the deadly results of his actions. Biden is reckless. Not only with Afghanistan but with every step of his presidency. He can’t seem to gather himself and doesn’t appear to be trying.
Senior leaders of the military have been so focused on racial issues that they have forgotten about Afghanistan. General Mark A. Milley says, “I want to understand the White rage,” because that’s what his boss wants. Unless Milley believes that, he needs to rethink his position in the military and re-evaluate his priorities.
Something is wrong. And not just bad at the top levels of politics or the military, but with people who support them. You can look at their actions and should be able to conclude that they caused every bit of this to happen, yet they’re void of responsibility. The best Biden could do was blame former President Donald Trump when things got bad. Evidence exists that Biden uses anti-trump cards for speeches and press conferences. Just like this:
Biden and the military leadership have no interest in taking responsibility. They only blame others and claim that they did the best they could.
It’s not just a slap in the face for the Marines, and it’s also a slap in the face for Americans. Scheller said nothing was outside his first amendment rights, even though parts were against the military policy.