Very few Americans are against our withdrawal from Afghanistan.
But millions of us are amazed by how badly it was botched.
President Biden of course blamed Trump for limiting Biden's options by having set a May 1 withdrawal deadline. Biden said he needed to honor that agreement even though he had reversed numerous other agreements Trump had made. And, in fact, Biden did not honor the agreement Trump had made with the Taliban. He changed the deadline to Sept 11, and then August 31.
I dare say the Taliban did not appreciate that and saw it as their opening to break their parts of the agreement. Then, in a backward move, Biden withdrew more US troops before safely removing Americans and friendly Afghans. Thus, Biden needs to send in 5,000 troops to attempt to fix what he had broken.
In true political fashion, he now praises how well the evacuation is going, ignoring that he could have prevented the current situation by using just a little common sense.
In the meantime, Vice President Harris gives kind words to Biden “who has shown great emotion in expressing sadness about some of the images we have seen.”
I'm sure the effected people feel much better knowing that. Then we have Press Secretary Psaki getting all upset that a reporter talks about some Americans and friendlies being “stranded” in the country.
If Psaki checks the definition, she'd see it is exactly the correct word. Indeed, at one point our own government was telling Americans to stay put and not try to get to the airport to get out. Would Psaki prefer “stuck,” “screwed” or “left in great danger” instead of " stranded?" The Biden administration (not Bush, nor Obama nor Trump) has totally botched our withdrawal from Afghanistan. I, for one, will not forget that.