I disagree. In matters of everything which relates to what happens “on the ground”: while I am not informed enough about what actual decisions were made, and not qualified to judge those decisions, I and both informed enough and qualified enough to judge that the statements Biden offered were a clusterfuck.
He basically blamed the Afghans and lied to the face of everyone that nation building wasn’t the or even an objective of the ‘engagement’ in Afghanistan.
This is bullshit. And I will stand by this judgement.
Of course, the situation “on the ground” is a loose-loose situation with not the slightest chance of a good ending. However, communication about this is not a blame-game. I think not for any political leader, and certainly not for the military leader of the US. Especially not at the moment when literally thousands of people’s life are in danger because they (probably) trusted in the allied forces.
The world literally was watching while, again, the US were concerned about their internal affairs. Because however I look at this statement from hell: it was targeted at an US audience only. That’s worse enough coming from someone who is openly neo-fascist. But coming from someone who wants to go into the history books as defender of democracy? Even worser.
And if my ignoring of English grammar irritated you now, you might actually feel a teensy bit how everyone outside the US watched this unfolding. Only the dissonance is stronger, and more practical, and much, much dangerouser.