September 18, 2021

EVERYTHING SEEMINGLY IS SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL: One stunning afternoon: Setbacks imperil Biden’s reset.

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was an hour President Joe Biden would no doubt like to forget.

On Friday, the Pentagon acknowledged that a drone strike in Afghanistan killed 10 civilians, including seven children, not terrorists. A panel advising the Food and Drug Administration voted to not recommend COVID-19 booster shots for all Americans over age 16, dashing an administration hope. And France announced it was recalling its ambassador to the United States out of anger for being cut out of a secret nuclear submarine deal Biden had struck with the United Kingdom and Australia.

The headlines, all within an hour, underscored the perils for any president from situations that can define a term in office.

Already, Biden has seen public approval numbers trend downward as the pandemic has deepened and Americans cast blame for the flawed U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The passive tone in this AP article is just incredible — but it all makes sense when you remember that it’s written by Democratic Party operatives with bylines.

And the hits just keep on coming: Number of Americans Trapped in Afghanistan Exceeds Biden Admin Claims, GOP Lawmaker Says. Rep. Darrell Issa says at least 200 individuals stranded, double Biden’s public claim.

(Classical reference in headline.)

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