Morning Jolt: Blinken’s Hollow Assurances on Afghanistan

On the menu today: The plight of Americans and Afghans still trapped in that country is rapidly disappearing from the news cycle, as Secretary of State Antony Blinken offers implausible answers on Capitol Hill; and the Biden administration's cynical bet about the short attention span of the American public appears to be paying off.

A Blinken Warning Light about American Commitments

Yesterday's edition of the Morning Jolt did not include the daily reminder that at least 100 American citizens, an unknown but considerable number of U.S. green-card holders, and more than 100,000 Afghan allies who qualified for Special Immigrant Visas remain trapped in Afghanistan, despite the president's promise that, "If there’s American citizens left, we’re gonna stay to get them all out."

But that reminder was almost superfluous in light of yesterday afternoon's interview with Jean Marie Thrower ...

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Blinken's Hollow Assurances on Afghanistan

On the menu today: The plight of Americans and Afghans still trapped in that country is rapidly disappearing from the news cycle, as Secretary of State Antony Blinken offers implausible answers on Capitol Hill; and the Biden administration's cynical bet about the short attention span of the American public appears to be paying off.

A Blinken Warning Light about American Commitments

Yesterday's edition of the Morning Jolt did not include the daily reminder that at least 100 American citizens, an unknown but considerable number of U.S. green-card holders, and more than 100,000 Afghan allies who qualified for Special Immigrant Visas remain trapped in Afghanistan, despite the president's promise that, "If there’s American citizens left, we’re gonna stay to get them all out."

But that reminder was almost superfluous in light of yesterday afternoon's interview with Jean Marie Thrower ...   READ MORE

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