A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…
HEROES OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“When President Trump was president, you didn’t see crisis after crisis. You just didn’t see it.”
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany
“I’m old enough to remember when the Democrats impeached Donald Trump for making a phone call.”
“If President Trump can be impeached over a phone call, then the time has come to IMPEACH Biden for gross negligence in Afghanistan. Americans deserve better. We deserve better than someone who willfully IGNORES the WORST crisis in decades.”
Congressman Ronny Jackson
“Every president since Bush has had to deal with this really difficult decision — Obama, Trump. But Biden is the only one who really followed through with the stupidest possible option. And now we’re paying in blood for it.”
Congressman Dan Crenshaw
“Joe Biden has blood on his hands. The buck stops with the President of the United States. This horrific national security and humanitarian disaster is solely the result of Joe Biden’s weak and incompetent leadership. He is unfit to be Commander-in-Chief.”
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
“I bear responsibility for, fundamentally, all that’s happened of late. But here’s the deal: You know — I wish you’d one day say these things — you know as well as I do that the former president made a deal with the Taliban.”
“To say that the pullout was Donald Trump’s policy is to forget that under President Trump, every time the Taliban violated their agreement, they got bombed. They got attacked.”
Congressman Darrell Issa
“Nothing in Joe Biden’s lifetime of government experience suggests that he’d be any better at executive leadership than he’s proven to be. He enjoyed a half-century of privileged service as a U.S. senator and vice president, with stature and influence but zero personal accountability for any decision he’s ever made. He’s a 78-year-old rookie.”
“I trust his judgment.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding Biden’s Afghanistan debacle
“[Biden] was dealt a horrible situation and as of today, he’s done an extremely good job in this situation. … I actually think the president, for what he was dealt and what he’s done over the course of the last week, should be congratulated on the way this was done. … And he’s the first president in four presidents to actually get done what the American people wanted done in Afghanistan, which was get out.”
Political commentator Matthew Dowd
“I suspect the majority of Americans don’t like to see their country humiliated.”
“The US has been humiliated by Islamic radicals who have killed and maimed Americans for 20 years toward the end of restoring their medieval rule to Afghanistan, and the president of the United States can’t call them out — because he’s so dependent on them.”
“I wish Joe Biden would fight to save trapped Americans in Afghanistan half as hard as he’s fighting Ron DeSantis over masks.”
Congressman Ronny Jackson
“We have vaccines. They are tremendously effective against hospitalization and death. Get it or don’t, and bear the consequences. There is no further public policy question in play, and calls for broad restrictions on freedom have no limiting principle under these circumstances.”
“Yeah, I’ve been immunized. There’s guys on the team that haven’t been vaccinated. I think it’s a personal decision. I’m not going to judge those guys.”
Packer QB Aaron Rodgers
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
U.S. service members killed in a terrorist bomb attack have been identified through various reports.
One bomb went off near the Abbey Gate of U.S.-held Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, late on Aug. 26 local time. Pentagon officials said that 10 Marines, one Navy corpsman, and two U.S. Army soldiers were killed by the suicide bombing. At least another 18 service members were wounded.
The deaths mark the first U.S. military combat-related deaths in Afghanistan since February 2020.
The terrorist group ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, bragging about a suicide bomber “managing to penetrate all the security fortifications” put into place by U.S. forces and the Taliban.
The ISIS terrorist “managed to reach a large gathering of translators and collaborators with the American army, and then he detonated his explosive belt,” the group said in a statement. It claimed the attacker was able to get within five meters of U.S. troops at an eastern gate to the airport. Another explosion struck a nearby hotel, the Pentagon said.
ALSO: POLITICO reported that we gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders, and Afghan allies. Biden himself didn’t even deny it.
ALSO: Illinois sex ed classes to teach gender expression as early as K-2 starting next school year.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Support for voter ID
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
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