The day after confronting the White House about the claim, ABC News Senior White House Reporter Mary Bruce discussed it on “Good Morning America” on Friday. She described how the government admitted to making some mistakes in withdrawing soldiers from the region, but argued that they performed an excellent job.
“While the White House now admits that they should’ve acted sooner, this long-awaited report fails to explicitly acknowledge that errors were made. And, despite my repeated requests, the White House refuses to disclose whether the president has regretted anything, just that lessons have been learned. And they are blaming the Trump administration for much of this withdrawal,” she added.
The reporter also mentioned President Joe Biden’s absurd declaration that the departure from Afghanistan was an “extraordinary success,” and she asserted that the White House is still standing by its handling of the situation.
“Now, when pressed on this, the White House is clear: while pointing the finger and blaming the Trump administration for a great deal of this, they say, ultimately, President Joe Biden is commander-in-chief, and he bears responsibility,” she added.
Bruce and other members of the activist media questioned White House National Security spokesperson John Kirby about the story and evacuation during a news conference on Thursday. When Kirby questioned if Biden had any “regrets about how the withdrawal had been carried out,” the president said he is “proud” of it.
According to Kirby, “the president is extremely proud of the way the military, foreign service, and intelligence community handled this withdrawal.”
“Look, I have been around operations my entire life, and not a single one ever goes exactly as planned — things happen,” the official stated. “Enemies sometimes receive a vote.”
However, while Biden is “proud” of how his government managed the drawdown from Afghanistan, the story also blames former President Donald Trump. The author states that “President Biden’s options for how to carry out the withdrawal from Afghanistan were severely limited by conditions established by his predecessor.”
According to the article, President Trump “provided no strategy for the ultimate withdrawal or evacuation of Americans and Afghan allies.”
Even if this were true, wouldn’t this imply that the Biden administration should’ve created these preparations before conducting an incompetent evacuation?
Regardless of how the White House spins it, America knows that this disaster was entirely Biden’s fault. He won’t be able to blame someone else for this one.