A Paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division conducts security as evacuations continued at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 29, 2021. (U.S. Army/Master Sergeant Alexander Burnett/Handout/Reuters)
Welcome back to “Forgotten Fact-Checks,” a weekly column produced by National Review’s News Desk. This week, we examine the media’s willingness to shift the blame on Afghanistan and condemn a distasteful attempt to politicize the tragedy unfolding there.
Media Plays the Blame Game on Biden’s Behalf
A collection of prominent columnists have asked the million dollar question about what went wrong in Afghanistan — who is to blame? — and returned a surprising answer: the American people.
Washington Post columnist Max Boot wrote in a column published Sunday that “all of us” are to blame for the disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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