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On Afghanistan, Bidenites Blame the Press

Like Rich Lowry, I’ve taken the press treatment of the Afghanistan withdrawal as my latest column subject. I list eight reasons the Biden administration is getting worse press than it’s used to. A sample:

Sixth, the administration’s attempts to blame its predecessor for the situation undercuts its own position. When Biden’s allies say that Trump owns this debacle, they’re conceding it’s a debacle. If things were going well, they would be saying that withdrawal is a great achievement that Trump only talked about but Biden accomplished.


Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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