It is sad when the entire world knows your government botched the Afghanistan withdrawal, but our media allows this administration to pitch a positive narrative.
Well, Secretary of State Blinken is no longer on home soil, having gone to France to try to calm down tempers after the United States stepped all over a deal the French had with Australia.
Let’s just say the French media did not quite treat him with the kid gloves our media has.
For the most part, the mainstream media has allowed this administration to dictate the narrative rather than the facts doing it.
Joe Biden tells the media something worked, they bite.
The French media took a different approach.
France 2 TV journalist Anne-Sophie Lapix came out firing at Blinken during an interview, hitting him on Afghanistan.
She asked, “There is another aspect of international policy led by the United States that interests us, and that is Afghanistan.
“This withdrawal took place in chaos.
“We all remember the images of thousands of Afghans trying to get on planes to escape the Taliban. And yet President Biden spoke of success, of an extraordinary operation. Is there a misunderstanding?”
Blinken came back with nothing but spin, stating, “Two things: for us, for the United States, it was our longest war. 20 years. We went to Afghanistan for a reason, a mission.
“We were attacked on September 11, 2001. We had to bring justice to those who attacked us and ensure that this could not happen to us again, or to our allies and partners.
“And this is a mission that was largely accomplished a decade ago. Osama bin Laden was killed ten years ago now.
Lapix fired right back, “Mission accomplished? But the Taliban have regained power. You left your weapons. We saw the Taliban dressed as GIs from head to toe, and we heard American veterans screaming in anger.”
Blinken looked like a fool capable of doing nothing more than spin during this interview.
The world knows this administration screwed this up. Unfortunately, it appears as though we will have to wait to see our history books tell the story rather than today’s mainstream media in the United States.
You can see the full interview in the video below, but it is in French. I have a link at the bottom of the page with the full translation of the interview…
Sources: Daily Caller & State.gov