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Biden’s Afghan Debacle Is Devastating. It’s Been Made Worse Because He Won’t Own His Mistakes

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Biden’s Afghan Debacle Is Devastating. It’s Been Made Worse Because He Won’t Own His Mistakes

FoxNews.com August 17, 2021
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Biden himself is to blame for the disaster sparked by the manner of his withdrawal from Afghanistan

While assuring Americans that "the buck stops with me," President Joe Biden spent much of his speech Monday blaming everyone else but himself and his administration for the foreign policy catastrophe unfolding in Afghanistan.

During his defiant, defensive speech, Biden blamed the debacle on former President Barack Obama for having surged U.S. forces in Afghanistan to fend off the Taliban, President Donald Trump for having negotiated a terrible deal with the Taliban committing American forces to leave precipitously by May 1—and, most egregiously, Afghans themselves for supposedly being unwilling to fend off the Taliban’s horrifying advance. 

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Judith Miller is a contributing editor of City Journal and adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Follow her on Twitter here. Adapted from City Journal

Photo by Aykut Karadag/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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