Yamiche Alcindor on Afghan FIASCO: Biden 'Not Running Away From Responsibility'

It wasn’t straightforward, however we have lastly discovered somebody who claims to have believed Biden when in his speech on the Afghanistan fiasco he boasted, “The buck stops with me.” And—no shock—that individual is none aside from quintessential liberal-media member Yamiche Alcindor of PBS and MSNBC.

On as we speak’s Morning Joe, after Willie Geist pressed her exhausting, twice asking whether or not the Biden administration understood the gravity of the state of affairs, Biden ally Alcindor responded:

“I think it’s been very clear to me in talking to White House officials that they understood the gravity. This is a 20-year war spanning multiple presidencies. And President Biden didn’t take this decision lightly. It’s why in the speech he said the buck stops with me. He’s not running away from the responsibility.”

 

 

Biden’s “not running away from responsibility?” Despite claiming that the buck stops with him, Biden has blamed Trump, the Afghan authorities, the Afghan navy, US intelligence, congress—all the things in need of the Perseid meteor bathe.

And on what did ace reporter Alcindor base her conclusion that the Biden admin understood the gravity of the state of affairs? Why, by “talking to White House officials.” Because you simply know there would by no means been something however the simon-pure fact issuing from officers caught within the largest international coverage fiasco in many years.

The extra beneficiant understanding of Alcindor is that she is just gullible. A extra probably rationalization is that Alcindor is a Biden dead-ender. Someone prepared to sacrifice journalistic integrity for the sake of defending the sitting Democrat President—info be damned. 

Alcindor continued her speaking factors: 

I feel I sense they perceive the gravity of it. It’s additionally why you see President Biden coming again to the White House. Of course, he may do all the things he wanted to do from Camp David. But it does make sense, for optics, for him to be again on the White House as this large, large disaster continues.

But is that true? Is speaking to a Hollywood Squares display screen of advisors as efficient as face-to-face discussions? And after all, when his speech ended, Biden retreated again to his trip within the pleasant confines of Catoctin Mountain. 

Yamiche Alcindor on Morning Joe claiming that Biden is just not “running away from the responsibility” for his Afghanistan fiasco was sponsored partly by BMW and AARP.

A partial transcript is beneath. Click “expand” to learn extra. 

MSNBC
Morning Joe
8/18/21
7:23 am EDT

WILLIE GEIST: Yamiche, the president was defiant, I assume is a phrase you should use, in his remarks earlier this week when he mentioned, I stand squarely behind my resolution. The administration caught flat-footed on Sunday when all of this was taking place, when these chaotic scenes had been enjoying out, and we noticed Kabul being overrun by the Taliban. Does the White House sense now how grave this downside is . . . Has the White House sensed now the gravity of this second in the event that they didn’t early on?

YAMICHE ALCINDOR: I feel it’s been very clear to me in speaking to White House officers that they understood the gravity. This is America’s longest warfare, it is a 20-year warfare spanning a number of presidencies. And President Biden didn’t take this resolution evenly, sources inform me. It’s why in his speech he mentioned, the buck stops with me. He’s not operating away from the accountability. 

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I feel I sense they perceive the gravity of it. It’s additionally why you see President Biden coming again to the White House. Of course, he may do all the things he wanted to do from Camp David. But it does make sense, for optics, for him to be again on the White House as this large, large disaster continues.

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