... defeat is always an orphan. In related news: LOL)))
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration on Thursday laid the blame on his predecessor, President Donald Trump, for the deadly and chaotic 2021 withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan that brought about some of the darkest moments of Biden’s presidency. The White House publicly released a 12-page summary of the results of the so-called “ hotwash ” of U.S. policies around the ending of the nation's longest war, taking little responsibility for its own actions and asserting that Biden was “severely constrained” by Trump’s decisions. It does acknowledge that the evacuation of Americans and allies from Afghanistan should have started sooner, but blames the delays on the Afghan government and military, and on U.S. military and intelligence community assessments. The brief document was drafted by the National Security Council, rather than by an independent entity, with input from Biden himself. The administration said detailed reviews conducted by the State Department and the Pentagon, which the White House said would be transmitted privately to Congress on Thursday, were highly classified and would not be released publicly.
This is, my friends, how political and governing institutions cease functioning being preoccupied with own "survival". Boy, how I recognize this from 35 years ago, but in a different country and under different circumstances. Still, a total recall, and a coward and impotent, surrounded by a coterie of sycophants and agents of influence, as a head of the nation, while having no clue and blaming the others before him. While the alcoholic and power-hungry low life waits in the wings. Comparison is warranted.