A former US training secretary within the Obama administration has slammed anti-maskers and foes of the COVID-19 vaccine for insisting that they’re “combating for freedom,” evaluating them to the suicide bomber behind the lethal explosion on the Kabul airport.
Arne Duncan, who served in former President Obama’s Cupboard from 2009 to 2016, made the comparability Sunday, shortly earlier than the our bodies of the US service members killed within the blast returned to American soil.
“Have you ever observed how strikingly comparable each the mindsets and actions between the suicide bombers at Kabul’s airport, and the anti-mask and anti-vax individuals right here?” Duncan wrote on Twitter.
“They each blow themselves up, inflict hurt on these round them, and are satisfied they’re combating for freedom.”
The comparability obtained backlash on social media, with some critics calling the feedback “disrespectful” to the households of the victims killed within the terrorist assault.
“So disrespectful. You owe these navy households an apology for utilizing them like this. Disgusting,” wrote one Twitter person.
One other added, “On the day that President Biden met the caskets containing the fallen troopers who had been victims of suicide bombers, I can’t think about a extra inappropriate Tweet from former Training Secretary @arneduncan.
“There’s no comparability between non-masking, non-vaxxing & terrorism. Disgrace,” the tweet continued.
The suicide bombing on the Kabul airport gate killed 13 US service members and scores of Afghans trying to flee the nation and escape the oppressive Taliban rule.