Afghan Capital Falls as Taliban Take Control, Washington Plays Blame Game

Kabul is under Taliban control. Biden is holed up at Camp David while Washington points fingers.


On Sunday, the Taliban effectively re-took control of the country after capturing the capital city of Kabul.


reporting from the left side of the aisle




  • New York Post’s Miranda Devine tore into President Biden for “the humiliating scenes of Americans evacuating” while including portions of her interview with President Trump who said his plan for Afghanistan was set on certain conditions including warnings of devastating retributions if the Taliban took military action. 
  • The Daily Wire reported on the chaos at Kabul’s airport, with thousands attempting to flee, bogging down jets and preventing them from taking off as gunfire erupts in an attempt to keep the peace. 
  • declared the Biden administration AWOL, including a vacation for White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, highlighting one Twitter response that “Jen Spaki has time for Vogue photo spreads from Annie Leibovitz. Fall of Kabul? Not so much.”

Author’s Take

Much reporting, especially on the right, has paraphrased former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates who previously declared Biden “has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”

Several traditionally-supportive liberal outlets have turned to sharply criticizing Biden, even on matters not related to Afghanistan. After months of effusive praise and laudatory reports about turning a page in American history from the Trump era, is it possible even the liberal media sees the fecklessness and incompetence of the Biden administration?

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© Dallas Gerber, 2021