September 10, 2021 --
Here is an excerpt from the August 20 presser:
"But make no mistake: This evacuation mission is dangerous. It involves risks to our armed forces, and it is being conducted under difficult circumstances.
"I cannot promise what the final outcome will be or what it will be — that it will be without risk of loss. But as Commander-in-Chief, I can assure you that I will mobilize every resource necessary."
This excerpt from the president's statement prompts two questions:
1. Why is the "evacuation mission dangerous?"
2. Why do you refer to yourself as "Commander-in-Chief". and not as "president" or "chief executive?"
Mr. Biden also referred to "vulnerable Afghans such as women leaders and journalists". Why are these groups "vulnerable?"
Mr. Biden remarked, further, that all 204 employees in Afghanistan from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post have been safely evacuated.
Were these media outlets given priority?
What of the other American citizens, including women and journalists still in Afghanistan?