Former CIA Officer: “The Most Infamous & Devastating Press Conference Ever Held By An American President”

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US President Joe Biden speaks about the situation in Afghanistan from the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 8, 2021. - US President Joe Biden expressed confidence on July 8, 2021 in the Afghan military and said that a Taliban takeover of the country is not inevitable. "I do not trust the Taliban," Biden told reporters at the White House, "but I trust the capacity of the Afghan military." (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Zero Hedge: Kabul’s streets are clogged with panicked civilians fleeing the Taliban onslaught of the Afghan capital, American chinook helicopters are hovering above the US Embassy with an emergency evacuation in progress, and the national government propped up for two decades by US money and power is negotiating surrender with barely a fight.

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One former CIA officer has observed looking back to Joe Biden’s July 8 Afghan policy speech: “This may become the most infamous — and devastating — press conference ever held by an American President,” wrote CIA foreign operations veteran Bryan Dean Wright on Sunday.