As her boss, President Joe Biden, continues to embarrass the United States on the world stage with his Afghanistan blunder, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was not thrilled on Monday when she was pressed on the situation.
According to Fox News, Psaki was asked by Fox News’ Peter Doocy about the “stranded” Americans in Afghanistan — a descriptor that Psaki apparently found offensive, as she lectured Doocy, telling him that it was “irresponsible” to use such a term to describe Americans in Afghanistan.
“Does the president have a sense that most of the criticism is not of leaving Afghanistan? It’s the way that he has ordered it to happen by pulling the troops before getting these Americans who are now stranded. Does he have a sense of that?” Doocy asked the top spokesperson for the White House.
Psaki immediately shot back, saying, “I think it’s irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not. We are committed to bringing Americans who want to come home, home.”
She didn’t elaborate on what else the White House might prefer to call Americans who are literally begging for help to get through multiple Taliban checkpoints and on to the Kabul airport without being harassed or literally beaten.
Many would reasonably call those poor souls “stranded.”
As a matter of fact, anyone, whether American or Afghan ally, who wishes to leave the country but still can’t, falls into the category of being “stranded.”
Doocy doubles down
Thank goodness for Doocy being in the White House press briefing room, or else all we would ever hear about is Biden’s favorite ice cream flavor of the day and COVID-19 vaccination promos.
The Fox News reporter press Psaki on her visible defensive position after he used the “stranded” terminology to describe standed Americans, asking Psaki if the official White House position on the matter is that no Americans are currently “stranded.”
“I’m just calling you out for saying we are stranding Americans in Afghanistan when we have been very clear that we are not leaving Americans who want to return home,” Psaki shot back.
“We are going to bring them home and I think that’s important for the American public to hear and understand,” she added but failed to mention that neither the State Department nor the Pentagon has any earthly idea of how many Americans are, in fact, still stranded in Afghanistan.
Psaki and everyone else at the top ranks of Biden’s White House should probably start tightening up their resumes because as this foreign policy blunder worsens in the coming days, heads will probably soon be rolling in Washington D.C.