If you had to guess who said it, you might start with the logical assumption it was Joe Biden’s water carriers in the media. But you’d guess wrong. To be sure, the president has still got some far-left “journalists” in his pocket. The American Prospect’s Robert Kuttner, for example, has a rose-colored column out that asks “How Much Trouble Is Biden In?” The author answers in a subhead reading “The picture is likely to look better in a few months’ time.”
But the majority of the musings from the Left have been abnormally realistic considering Biden’s (and their) party affiliation. NBC’s Richard Engel predicted yesterday that “history will judge Biden’s withdrawal as a very dark period for the United States.” And George Stephanopoulos in his now-infamous interview with Biden last week was uncompromisingly candid about how grim the situation on the ground is in Afghanistan.
So who — besides Biden himself — credits the commander in chief with a big win against the Taliban? The answer is the Democratic National Committee. They are not only confident that their fair-haired boy will come out of this fiasco unscathed. They are also convinced that the difficulties in evacuating Americans are behind us.
Best of all, they cite “endorsements” from fellow Kool-Aid drinkers. Here’s MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: “This is the best run evacuation from a war America lost. Vietnam was much worse including the killing of American soldiers who were helping the evacuation and whose bodies were left behind in a Saigon hospital.”
Best run evacuation from a war America lost? If that doesn’t bring a smile to your face, what does?
(h/t Byron York)