The Mayor earned quite a few social media accolades after inviting refugees to Kansas City after the fall of Kabul.
However, not everybody in Kansas City was so supportive.
Accordingly . . .
CHECK THE TKC TOP 5 CLAP BACKS AGAINST MAYOR Q ROLLING OUT THE WELCOME WAGON TO THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN!!!
www.TonysKansasCity.com shares a bit of brief description but most of these responses speak for themselves . . . Moreover, we picked these retorts because they're not just reactionary ranting, they're actually kind of clever.
A quick comparison of FAILED local policy . . .
"So you complain daily about not having homes for homeless and now you want thousands more? Are we covid testing each one? Background checks?"
We enjoyed this bit of snark . . .
"Please send them to a safe city with a responsible mayor. KC does not have that."
The Mayor's reputation questioned . . .
"You going to put them in a hotel for a month without food and then kick them into the streets?"
A common infrastructure concern . . .
"I have had the same pothole in front of my work for 12 years, let's start there..."
An important question about accountability . . .
"How about asking your constituents first???"
Further reading . . .
An extraordinary image has emerged that appears to show hundreds of Afghans packed into a US military cargo plane, in a desperate attempt to flee Kabul after the fall of the capital to the Taliban.
The events unfolding in Afghanistan have been difficult to see for veterans who served there.Vincent Morales joined the Army after the Sept. 11 attack. His last tour in Afghanistan was in 2012. He served on a NATO team training the Afghan national army.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Shawn Lee practices law in Kansas City. Some of his practice focuses on pro bono services for veterans. But before he went to college and law school, he was an Army infantryman for eight years. He was in the 101st Airborne in 2010 when he was deployed to Afghanistan.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The fall of Kabul has a worldwide ripple effect. It's even felt by U.S. military members and leaders here in the metro. Retired U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, spoke with FOX4 on Monday. Roberts, who sat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the methods used to remove soldiers is proving to be a mistake.
Her family went to India, and finally settled in Canada. Then she found her way to Kansas City. In high school she experienced 9/11 and watched as war raged across the Middle East. Now, the Taliban is back, and U.S. troops are moving out.
It took days for the Taliban to seize Afghanistan and potentially erase 20 years of gains for Afghan women.
President Biden is making a hell of a gamble - and the stakes are on us. The reason for invading Afghanistan in 2001 was because the Taliban was harboring al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. We stayed to prevent other terrorist threats from arising there. And it worked.
You decide . . .