Say, Joe Biden, Ended Any Forever Wars Lately? You Did? Tell Us All About It!

Photo: Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons license 2.0

President Joe Biden is set to address America about the end of the US military presence in Afghanistan, which became official as the last US C-17 transport plane took off from Kabul's airport yesterday, just before midnight local time. As Lawrence O'Donnell noted last night on MSNBC, it's a pretty unusual situation for a president to give a speech after an unsuccessful military conflict. O'Donnell noted that he'd checked with NBC News archivists, who confirmed that in 1975, following the fall of Saigon, Gerald Ford didn't so much as hold a press conference, let alone a speech to the nation.

"We're betting this one starts on time" is a thing Dok wrote in his draft that then did not come to pass.

[The White House on YouTube / Photo: Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons license 2.0]

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Doktor Zoom's real name is Marty Kelley, and he lives in the wilds of Boise, Idaho. He is not a medical doctor, but does have a real PhD in Rhetoric. You should definitely donate some money to this little mommyblog where he has finally found acceptance and cat pictures. He is on maternity leave until 2033. Here is his Twitter, also. His quest to avoid prolixity is not going so great.


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