People on both sides of the political aisle have taken issue with Joe Biden’s handling of Afghanistan, and you can count singer and songwriter John Ondrasik among them.
Ondrasik, best known for his stage name “Five for Fighting,” even wrote a song about Biden’s rocky withdrawal from Afghanistan. To give you an idea of how Ondrasik feels, the song is entitled, “Blood on my hands.”
The lyrics go like this:
There’s blood on these hands/ And still Americans…/ Left to the Taliban…/ Now how’s that happening?
The song goes on to specifically call out Secretary of State Antony Blinken and embattled chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley. It goes like this:
Winkin’ Blinken can’t you look me in the eyes / Willy Milley when did you decide ‘this sacred motto’ now means … never mind.
Ondrasik said he was inspired to write and perform the song after the Kabul suicide bombing that killed 13 US service members and multiple Afghans.
“Like all Americans, I was stunned and horrified at the images of falling bodies from planes, mothers handing babies over walls, and terrified Afghans being crushed to death at checkpoints due to our precipitous withdrawal from Afghanistan,” Ondrasik said in a press release.
“While the words reference ‘Joe’ or ‘Uncle Joe,’ he contends the seriousness of the President’s failure in Afghanistan should transcend normal partisan politics,” the Daily Wire wrote.