The Biden administration has faced widespread criticism for its chaotic execution of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The fundamentalist Taliban regime retook the region faster than any officials predicted, resulting in thousands gathering at the Kabul International Airport to escape Taliban rule and retaliation.
Despite a deadly terrorist attack that killed more than a hundred Afghans and 13 U.S. service members, more than 100 thousand people were evacuated from the region in the month of August.
And on August 30, the last American troops left Afghanistan, ending 20 years of war that cost more than a trillion dollars and stole hundreds of thousands of lives.
Republican elected officials and media personalities have sharply condemned the handling of the withdrawal, but the administration got praise from a surprising source: far-right pundit Ann Coulter.
Throughout her career, Coulter has demonstrated a repeated apathy, and even aversion, to basic human rights.
In 2001, Coulter said as the U.S. was entering Afghanistan:
"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity,"
Now, Coulter—who emerged as a critic of former President Donald Trump because his policies supposedly weren't cruel enough to immigrants—is singing a much different tune.
Coulter praised Biden at Trump's expense for finally getting the U.S. out of the war.
People were stunned, even horrified, to find themselves agreeing with the likes of Coulter.
Others had a more sobering response.
Somehow we find it unlikely that Biden considered Coulter's opinion on the decision to withdraw.