Former CIA Director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is thanking and praising our troops, while lamenting the Biden Administration’s utter bungling of the nation’s long-awaited military withdrawal from Afghanistan. “Our young men and women did amazing work there, and it was time to get our team home,” Pompeo tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “We could have done it in a way that would have reflected well on America and would have protected the interests we had.”
A national coalition of Asian American organizations is calling on the Biden Administration to take “concrete action” to stem anti-Asian racism and violence. “Though President Joe Biden has repeatedly condemned anti-Asian hate and has proposed measures to address the problem, thus far his administration has failed to fully identify and properly address crucial issues of longstanding violence and racism against Asian Americans,” the coalition lamented in a statement issued last week.