White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki deflected criticism on Wednesday over the administration’s widely-criticized actions in Afghanistan when pressed on the matter during a press briefing.
“Following up on these charter flights that the Taliban is holding up in Afghanistan, the Secretary of State said there are limits to what we can do without personnel on the ground,” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy said. “You just said we are not on the ground.”
“You’re right,” Psaki responded.
“Whose fault is that?” Doocy asked.
“I don’t think this is about fault here,” Psaki claimed.
Doocy later pressed Paski on the fact that there are “now more terrorists wanted by the FBI in the new Afghan government than there are women.”
“Does the President think that is a foreign policy success?” Doocy asked.
“Well, first of all, no one in this administration — not the President nor anyone on the national security team — would suggest that the Taliban are respected and valued members of the global community.