The media have become uncharacteristically critical of the Biden administration during the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Over the last two weeks, the media posed serious, often scathing questions to administration officials.
Here are five of the toughest comments or queries the Biden administration has faced:
“You’re telling me we should trust what the Taliban said.”
ABC’s “This Week” guest host Martha Raddatz called Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on the carpet when he cited the promises of the Taliban as a reason those trying to flee the war-torn country could rest easy. “Your spokesman said the airport will not be open on September 1, and the Taliban obviously can’t secure safety even when U.S. forces are present. So, how do you realistically think any American citizens or Afghan partners who are left behind will be able to fly out?” Raddatz asked.
“First, just about 24 hours ago, a very senior Taliban leader spoke on television and on the radio throughout Afghanistan and repeatedly