A Fox News contributor is speaking out this week to say that President Joe Biden needs to stay away from Ground Zero on the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks this weekend after his “dereliction of duty” in Afghanistan.
“His incompetence is turning this solemn day of remembrance into a victory celebration for the terrorists,” said Fox News  contributor Marc Thiessen. “Biden has abdicated his right to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11.”
Theissen later doubled down by saying that Biden oversaw a “dishonorable” surrender by U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
“He is the president who surrendered to the enemies who attacked us on September 11th, 2001,” said Thiessen. “Not only surrendered, but, surrendered with dishonor because he left behind American citizens and American permanent residents and Afghan allies who risked their lives over the last 20 years alongside our troops. Left them stranded behind enemy lines, not by accident, intentionally. I don’t see how he can show his face on 9/11 after having done that.”
This comes after Thiessen penned an oped for the Washington Post  saying that Biden need to “stay away” from Ground Zero, the Pentagon, and the site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed.
“I take no joy in saying this. As a general rule, I believe that when a president attends a ceremony on behalf of the American people, he is not representing himself but the office of the presidency. We respect that office, even if we do not respect the man who occupies it,” Thiessen wrote in the piece. “But this is different. Joe Biden is the president who surrendered to the enemies who attacked us on 9/11.”
Thiessen went on to say that Biden’s botched withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan is a “stain” on America’s honor.
“He not only surrendered but did so with dishonor — leaving stranded behind enemy lines American citizens, legal permanent residents, and the majority of our Afghan allies who risked their lives to help us. Not by accident, mind you. Intentionally,” Thiessen wrote.
“This is a stain on the honor of our nation. At the very moment the bells ring at Ground Zero on 9/11, U.S. citizens and allies will be hiding from Taliban death squads because of Biden’s shameful decisions,” he continued.
Thiessen then expressed his disgust that Biden shamelessly used the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks for his own political agenda.
“Worst of all, Biden explicitly chose to time his withdrawal to the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. There was no military justification for this. If operational considerations had driven his decisions, he would never have withdrawn U.S. forces during the summer fighting season,” Thiessen continued.
“He pulled U.S. forces out when he did because he wanted to use the 9/11 commemorations as a political prop — so he could bask in the glory of having ended America’s longest war by the anniversary of the attacks that necessitated it,” he said.
Thiessen concluded by saying that Biden appearing at Ground Zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville “would insult the memory of those who died in that sacred place — and those who gave life and limb to deliver justice to the enemies who struck us that day.”
Biden is the last person who should be appearing at any 9/11 sites this coming weekend on the solemn two decade anniversary of one of America’s greatest tragedies. If he has any respect for this country left, Biden will stay in his basement on 9/11, rather than trying to make this anniversary all about himself.
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