As the old saying goes “a successful operation has a thousand fathers, but a failed one is an orphan.”
Congress has been frustrated thus far in getting to the bottom of the Afghanistan withdrawal fiasco as the Pentagon and the State Department continue to deny responsibility and point fingers at each other.
Senior officials from the Pentagon and State Department are doing their best to pass the buck in Congressional hearings about the events.
“When the State Department is here and we asked them a question they say, ‘Well, you have to ask the Defense Department that,'” said Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) during a recent hearing. “And now today, again, Defense Department people are before us. And the question was asked and the answer… was, ‘Well, you’ll have to ask the State Department that.'”