He attempted to shift the focus from the questionable decision-making of the pullout to the broader point that he had ended a war that his three predecessors could not, despite indications that the US project was always going to fail.
How postwar events could still hurt Biden
While the President may prefer to speak about anything else, there are compelling reasons why he should keep an eye on Afghanistan.
The fate of perhaps 100 to 200 Americans who want to leave and were unable to be rescued represent a significant risk for the President. Any deaths or high-profile beatings or