'Symbol of Defeat' for Biden Team: Blinken Bashed Over Shunning Journos' Questions on Afghanistan
"We're trying to determine exactly how many", he said at the news conference.
WEAK: After the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan to end a 20 year war w/an unknown number of Americans and Afghan allies left behind, Secretary of State Antony Blinken REFUSES to take questions.— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 30, 2021
Turning your back and walking away -- the symbol of defeat for this administration. pic.twitter.com/YUYa0haw5m
How perfect. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, after confirming hundreds of Americans have been left behind in Afghanistan, turns and walks away. No questions.— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) August 30, 2021
Disgraceful.— Joanne Berg (@bejoan5) August 31, 2021
Completely failed administration.— Gath (@craniumcrush) August 31, 2021
Sec of State Blinken just finished his statement. Promptly left, took no questions. Unbelievable.— Christine (@Chris697679) August 30, 2021
Disaster! Hard to believe Blinken read that speech & took no questions. Depressing to watch.— Gailmd (@Gailmd2) August 30, 2021
War just ended - no questions— Billy LoBue (@BillyLoBue) August 31, 2021
"This is manifestly not Saigon. We went into Afghanistan 20 years ago with one mission in mind, and that was to deal with the people who attacked us on 9/11, and that mission has been successful", he claimed.
"The Taliban is not the North Vietnamese army. They're not remotely comparable in terms of capability. There's going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of the embassy of the United States from Afghanistan. It is not at all comparable", he said.