As the situation deteriorates, Old Uncle Joe’s Administration is trying to fish up praise from the news outlets about its handling of the Afghanistan evacuation despite the fact that it is showing itself to be a complete disaster.
As reported by Politico this past week, the Biden administration has gone from avoiding the topic of Afghanistan and dodging and deflecting, all questions to now seemingly expecting to be praised for how it handled the event.
“Top Biden officials and administration allies have begun aggressively touting the success of their evacuation efforts in the war-torn country, offering frequent updates on the number of evacuees. They’ve framed the operation as historic — in line with the Berlin airlift — declared that they’re ‘over performing’ their own metrics, and trumpeted the president as ‘defying expectations,’” reported the newsgroup. “It’s a startling 180 from the defensive crouch Biden and his team occupied just days ago, one that reflects the sense of combativeness that has emerged in the West Wing as they sort through the first major, sustained crisis of the administration. And while it’s sparked accusations that the president’s team is trying to divert attention away from a crisis of its own creation, Biden’s defenders stress that, for now at least, he deserves to crow.”
In a statement put out this past Tuesday, Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary, had the gall to call the evacuation process a “success.”
“I would say that this is now on track to be the largest airlift in U.S. history… so no, I would not say that is anything but a success.”
Psaki had been answering a question put forth by Peter Doocy from Fox News, who had asked if the U.S. was concerned at all that some of the Afghans that had been evacuated from Afghanistan may in fact have ties to terrorist groups.
A former State Department employee from back in the Obama era, Philippe Reines, stated that the Biden administration has not changed its message, but that the situation itself had been what has shifted overall.
“That’s not a shifting message. That’s the transition, that’s what’s happening on the ground. That’s a change of circumstances,” they stated.
It’s a stretch to say that the situation has improved when you look at the most recently acquired details. There are reportedly still more than 10,000 individuals waiting to be helped out of the country, but the U.S. had already started the process of pulling out its troops even ahead of the August 31st deadline that Old Uncle Joe had originally stated.