Because Joseph Farah needs to create another supposed victim of President Biden, he wrote in an Oct. 4 column:
You know the signature picture from the Afghanistan debacle.
It was the Marine who helped hoist a baby over the walls of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul last month.
Well now he's under investigation for making a cameo appearance with Donald Trump at a rally in Georgia Sept. 25.
His name is Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark, and he was simply helping guard the Afghanistan airport in August. A picture of him went viral as he helped save a baby lifted up by an Afghani parent outside of the airport walls.
Later, Trump invited Clark, who is from Georgia, up on stage to say a few words.
"We're also honored to be joined by one of the Marines who bravely served in Kabul during the withdrawal and helped evacuate children over the airport and over the airport wall," Trump told the crowd. "You saw him, he did a great job, Lance Corporal Hunter Ian Clark. Lance Corporal, get up here!"
Clark introduced himself as "the guy that pulled the baby over the wall," and said it was "definitely, probably one of the greatest things I've done in my entire life."
The Marine choked up as he said: "I just want to thank all the support from y'all. It really means a lot and I'm glad to be home now."
He then shook Trump's hand as the crowd chanted: "USA!"
Clark didn't endorse Trump. Nothing else was said about the appearance. But he became another enemy of the people to Biden – another American soldier who maybe likes Trump.
"Maybe" likes Trump? If Clark was not a Trump superfan -- who perhaps was summoned by Trump himself -- there would be no reason for him to be there.
Farah went on to complain: "Clark did not wear his Marine uniform while on stage with Trump, and he did not campaign for any political candidate – even though the former president was there to rally for three different Republican candidates in Georgia." Sure is strange that Trump knew Clark would be there even though he was wearing his civvies, isn't it? It's as if Clark was actively taking part in a political event -- which active-duty military members aren't allowed to do.
Farah finally got around to mentioning the even bigger reason Clark is in trouble:
[Capt. Kelton Cochran, a spokesman for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit that Clark beongs to] also said that Clark was not the Marine shown in the viral photo from Aug. 19 of an infant being pulled over the wall. Multiple Marines were seen helping desperate Afghans to safety during the airlift, and Clark did not provide specific details of when he helped the child.
You can see what a big offense this is in today's military.
He'll probably be charged with treason for claiming credit for the baby hoist. Who knows?
Yes, the military does tend to not take it well when members are caught lying. It's not necessarily treason as Farah insists, but it does look like a recipe for a dishonorable discharge.
Of course, Farah concludes by inventing a conspiracy, blaming Biden for the misbehavior of a low-ranking member of thte military:
Do you see a pattern here?
I can't believe it! Who would have thought it would come to this in America?
Can Joe Biden be this petty? Is there anybody safe from his jealousy, this rage against Trump?
Where will it end?
If Clark hadn't try to steal glory he didn't earn at a rally held by a man who tried to foment an insurrection against the United States, he wouldn't be in this predicament. He's simply being held accountable for his behavior, all of which was proscribed against in military conduct procedures long before Biden became president. Why is Farah so mad about that?