On ABC’s This Week Sunday, ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl said the White House’s efforts to spin the Afghanistan withdrawal as a success don’t hold up to the grim facts on the ground in Kabul. “They have been describing something that isn’t reality,” Karl said, noting that while the U.S. had done heroic work in airlifting more than 100,000 people, the reality of America’s exit from the country has been “a disaster.”
Karl’s comments came after an interview with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who told This Week’s Martha Raddatz that in the wake of Thursday’s terrorist attack at a gate to the Kabul airport, U.S. forces faced the possibility of additional attacks.
“This is the most dangerous time in an already extraordinarily dangerous mission, these last couple of days,” Blinken said.
“Clearly Thursday was the worst day of the Biden presidency, and we don’t really know…how bad it really is,” Karl said. “Does Afghanistan once again become a safe haven for terrorist attacks on U.S. interests around the world or at home. The terror threat has increased and our ability to combat it has decreased.”