Our intrepid phantom reporter (see “Joe-Biden: Questions the Press Should Ask. . .,” posted last August 9) has managed to get into the Presidential press conference again. He surprises the President with some real questions. (Of course, this could only be true if we had an honest government and an honest media.) I understand the FBI has a warrant out for him for treason and insurrection.
Q. Mr. President, we were all highly concerned about the fate of George Floyd who died in police custody. At the January 6 event in the Capitol a federal policeman shot and killed an unarmed woman in cold blood. Should this policeman be prosecuted like those in the Floyd case?
Q. Mr. President, the Afghan refugees and illegal immigrants at the Southern border are being released into the country. Can we be assured that these people have had the vaccination for Covid that you are requiring for American citizens?
Q. Mr. President, 3 of the 13 American soldiers killed in the Kabul Airport disaster were women. Do you think non-discrimination and equality requires us to send women into war zones?
Q. Mr. President, many people have crticised how the Afghanistan withdrawal was handled. Do you think in hindsight things might have been handled better?
Q. Mr. President, what is your considered opinion about what is happening right now at Del Rio?
Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews