U.S. Draws Down Afghanistan Presence, Taliban Gains Ground

Following up on a Trump administration initiative, President Biden has announced an August 3rd withdrawal date for American troops in Afghanistan. The majority of Americans appear to agree with the move.


The Biden administration is committing itself to an August 3rd deadline of a total withdrawal from Afghanistan, leaving a handful of Democrats worried about the political repercussions if the security situation goes belly-up.


reporting from the left side of the aisle




Author’s Take

The apparent memory loss by reporters and pundits on the right is astounding. It was the Trump administration that invited the Taliban to Camp David on the anniversary of 9/11 to negotiate withdrawal terms (before they rescinded the offer after being browbeaten in the media over the optics of such an invitation).

While it is easy to call out the partisan hackery of left-leaning media, because it happens almost daily, this is a clear example of right leaning outlets completely ignoring their own positions and that of President Trump for the sole purpose of bashing Biden.

With distrust in the media, among other institutions, reaching all-time lows, some intellectual honesty and ideological consistency is needed if they ever intend on reversing that distrust.

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