What can these people say?
What does the media want them to say?
There is nothing to say.
The war is over.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is taking a break from her duties at the same time as controversy surrounds the silence of President Joe Biden, who is on vacation while the Taliban quickly seizes control of Afghanistan.
Fox News sent questions to Psaki’s White House email address Sunday morning and received an auto-reply. Hours later, on Sunday evening, Fox News attempted once again to reach the White House spokeswoman. The same auto-reply, stating that the voice of the White House would not be available for the next week, was sent.
“I will be out of the office from August 15th-August 22nd,” read the email returned to Fox News. Instead, Psaki’s reply directs the press to reach out to other press officers in her absence.
The timing of Psaki’s time off comes as Biden has faced criticism for remaining on vacation as the Taliban seize control of much of Afghanistan, even moving into the capital city of Kabul and seizing the presidential palace at a pace that has caught the White House off guard.
Biden has remained mostly silent on the issue, a fact not lost on many of the president’s critics.
“Where is Joe Biden,” asked Rep. Jim Banks, a Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan, asked on Twitter as the crisis unfolded Sunday.
Yeah sure, okay, Jim.
Where is Joe Biden?
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) August 15, 2021
It’s over, buddy.
You can cry out and rent your clothing, but nothing is going to change.
Them bois are in the place, big chilling.
I guess it’s funny that Biden and Psaki fled, so as not to have to comment on the most humiliating defeat in the history of the Empire – at the hands of a bunch of cave people wrapped up in towels – but there obviously isn’t anything they could say.
It’s funny that Biden thought that it would take three months for the Taliban to take Kabul, and it actually took less than 24 hours.
Biden released one image of himself sitting alone in a room looking confused and distraught.
This morning, the President and Vice President met with their national security team and senior officials to hear updates on the draw down of our civilian personnel in Afghanistan, evacuations of SIV applicants and other Afghan allies, and the ongoing security situation in Kabul. pic.twitter.com/U7IpK3Hyj8
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 15, 2021
I’m not sure what the PR people were going for with that, exactly, but they failed about as badly as the US Afghan strategy just failed.
That’s all funny.
The problem is, Republicans can’t tell the difference between pointing out something funny and promoting the opposite of the thing. Republicans are now sounding like we should re-invade Afghanistan in order to save the OnlyFans whores.