"I have been fighting for 17 years. I am willing to throw it all away to say to my senior leaders, I demand accountability." – Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller on the failures in Afghanistan that led to American servicemen dying. pic.twitter.com/JPH3nTctrG
U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Stuart P. Scheller who was relieved from his duties for openly criticizing the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan said in an updated post on Wednesday that he expects to “do some jail time” if the Marine Corps decides to pursue court-martial.
“The Marine Corps will assign an investigating officer. Most likely a Colonel,” Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller said in the update, according to The Washington Examiner. “Once the investigating officer finalizes his recommendation, the Marine Corps will decide if they should pursue court-martial.”
If it goes to court-martial, Scheller added, “I will be found guilty and will probably do some jail time. This will provide me a valuable opportunity to read, write, and contemplate.”
Latest Facebook post from Stuart Scheller pic.twitter.com/nVrf7effDH
— Jennifer Asper (@j3669) September 1, 2021
So, what did Scheller say that got him into so much hot water?
“People are upset because their senior leaders let them down, and none of them are raising their hands and accepting accountability or saying, ‘We messed this up,’” Scheller said in the video. “I’m not saying we’ve got to be in Afghanistan forever, but I am saying: Did any of you throw your rank on the table and say, ‘Hey, it’s a bad idea to evacuate Bagram Airfield, a strategic airbase, before we evacuate everyone’? Did anyone do that? And when you didn’t think to do that, did anyone raise their hands and say, ‘We completely messed this up’?”
“Potentially all those people did die in vain if we don’t have senior leaders that own up and raise their hand and say, ‘We did not do this well, in the end,’” he continued. “Without that, we just keep repeating the same mistakes. I have been fighting for 17 years. I am willing to throw it all away to say to my senior leaders: I demand accountability.”
The American people would like accountability as well. As of right now, the entire cluster is hanging around the Biden camp like a millstone.
Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, recently relieved of command for video criticizing superiors, issued a crazy video today where he said, “You have no idea what I’m capable of doing.” Then says to supporters, “Follow me, and we will bring the whole f*cking system down!” pic.twitter.com/yKncFCN3mL
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 29, 2021
Update from Marine Lt. Col. Stu Scheller, who was fired for criticizing military leadership on Afghanistan: “If you agree… then step up.” pic.twitter.com/UvBqQdhyZM
— Kristina Wong 🇺🇸 (@kristina_wong) August 28, 2021