Biden’s Biggest Failure Getting HBO Closeup with ‘Escape from Kabul’

Biden’s Biggest Failure Getting HBO Closeup with ‘Escape from Kabul’

President Joe Biden’s many miscues would make an extended, and dispiriting, listicle.

Where to begin? The 79-year-old vowed to unite a fractured nation, and he’s achieved all the things in his energy to do exactly the alternative.

He’s branded Republicans “Ultra Mega,” repeatedly refused to reply press questions and even turned his COVID-19 prognosis right into a petty assault in opposition to his predecessor.

His in depth gaffe listing is spectacular within the worst methods potential.

The remainder of his debacles are clear, from hovering gasoline costs to crushing inflation. One catastrophe looms bigger than the remainder, after all.

Biden’s pullout from Afghanistan proved so catastrophic the mainstream media needed to name it out as such.

The tragedy coaxed an apolitical bard, Five for Fighting’s John Ondrasik, to pen probably the most blistering track of his decades-long career.

And now HBO is prepping a documentary detailing these tragic occasions.

“Escape from Kabul,” debuting Sept. 21 on HBO, captures 18 “monumental days,” in response to the pay channel following the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 20 years of battle.

This deeply immersive and emotional documentary combines never-before-seen archival footage from these on the bottom on the airport, with unique interviews with individuals who had been there all through the interval, together with Afghan residents making an attempt to flee, U.S. Marines tasked with managing the evacuation, and Taliban commanders and fighters who had not too long ago taken the town.

It’s a narrative that must be advised, and HBO has the sources to do it proper.


The director is Jamie Roberts of HBO’s “Four Hours on the Capitol” fame and govt produced by Dan Reed (additionally from “Four Hours on the Capitol”).

The press launch asserting the documentary consists of an odd reality that will trace on the movie’s intentions.

Despite the chaos and struggling, 124,000 folks had been evacuated throughout the Kabul airlift, the most important in fashionable U.S. historical past, marking a devastating finish to America’s longest-running battle.

It’s like bragging about falling gasoline costs after they’re nonetheless at a punishingly excessive degree.

The Afghanistan catastrophe can be studied for many years. and there’s loads of blame to go round within the greater image. Why had been U.S. forces nonetheless there after 20 years? Why did leaders on the Left and Right keep that establishment, and was there even a plan to exit the theater from the soar?

The withdrawal occurred on Biden’s watch, and there’s no escaping how poorly it turned out. Will “Escape from Kabul” maintain him accountable?


HBO is hardly a good and balanced platform. The channel leans aggressively to the Left, witness long-running exhibits like “Last Week Tonight” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

Previous HBO productions embrace “Game Change,” a cartoonish hit piece in opposition to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and “Recount,” a film taking Team Gore’s aspect within the 2000 election nightmare.

The channel’s media bias expose, “After Truth,” proved one of many worst documentaries in current reminiscence.

Pop tradition bias is all too actual, and documentary filmmakers excel at each ignoring subjects that embarrass the Left and exaggerating others to hammer the Right.

The Afghanistan withdrawal deserves a tricky, and objectively truthful, retelling. Will HBO be as much as the problem?



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