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The Dreadful Victim-Blaming Spin, Lurking Just Around the Corner

U.S. service members provide assistance during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 22, 2021. (Sergeant Victor Mancilla/USMC/Handout via Reuters)

In response to A Question for Team Biden: Which Americans Currently in Afghanistan ‘Want’ to Stay There?

Jack, the worst-case scenario is that we’re seeing preemptive spin for when the Biden administration chooses to leave Americans in Afghanistan after August 31. Based on the administration’s gaslighting — Politico’s words, not just mine! – it seems that the Biden team, having found themselves in a situation with no good options and terrified of a bigger fight with the Taliban, is prepared to claim, “we evacuated every American who wanted to get out, the ones who didn’t come to the airport by August 31 clearly wanted to stay.”

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