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One year ago, Biden promised to 'stay' in Afghanistan until 'all' Americans got out. He didn't keep his word

By HatetheSwamp
August 18, 2022 5:04 am
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Hundreds of Americans have been evacuated from Afghanistan and thousands of Afghan allies remain since President Biden broke his promise – which he made one year ago, today – to keep military boots on the ground until we "get them all out..."

"If there's American citizens left, we're gonna stay to get them all out," Biden said at the time.

"Are you committed to making sure that the troops stay until every American who wants to be out is out?" Stephanopoulos asked the president.

"Yes," Biden responded.

"The commitment holds to get everyone out that, in fact, we can get out and everyone that should come out," Biden responded. "And that's the objective. That's what we're doing now, that's the path we're on. And I think we'll get there."

Eight days later, during the U.S. military's mass evacuation at the Kabul airport on Aug. 26, 2021, suicide bombers killed 183 people, including 13 U.S. service members. The U.S. retaliated by launching two drone strikes against suspected ISIS-K terrorists, one of which ended up killing 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children.

After the evacuation, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee there were only 100 Americans citizens left in Afghanistan who wanted to leave. The State Department confirmed to Politico this week, however, that more than 800 American citizens and at least 600 legal permanent residents of the U.S. have been evacuated since the withdrawal.


"That feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap" is a coward and a liar.


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Comments on "One year ago, Biden promised to 'stay' in Afghanistan until 'all' Americans got out. He didn't keep his word":

  1. by Ponderer on August 18, 2022 8:04 am

    Where's the "Better than Obamacare" health care system that Trump promised us...?

    .


  2. by HatetheSwamp on August 18, 2022 8:27 am

    po,

    I'm certain that all those nine year old girls kidnapped to be a Taliban's, uh, "wife," find comfort in your retort.


  3. by Curt_Anderson on August 18, 2022 9:28 am
    HtS,
    It seems your complaints about Biden are never legitimate. They fall into to two main categories: misleading and outright lies. Where did your FOX source get her number?

    The FOX report got one thing right. They quoted Biden correctly. Here is what Biden said, "The commitment holds to get everyone out that, in fact, we can get out and everyone that should come out, and that's the objective. That's what we're doing now, that's the path we're on. And I think we'll get there.

    As of June 8, 2022, the United States and the coalition aircraft combined to evacuate more than 123,000 civilians.

    As Sec. Anthony said, there are 100 American citizens left in Afghanistan. It seems that most of them are not willing to depart from the country just yet, mostly due to the fact that their families are rooted there. Most have dual citizenship.

    Those 100 stragglers are a tiny less than 1% fraction. All Americans who wanted to leave could have left. Either they are incorrigible procrastinators or want to stay.

    If an American really wanted to get out of Afghanistan, in year's time they could have walked out. There are scores of NGO's there employing 1000's of foreigners. They are in and out of Afghanistan all the time.

    There are no systematic controls in place at Afghanistan's border crossings. At the Angoor Ada crossing, several vehicles and people enter Afghanistan without any check.

    The Taliban lack the means to check all vehicles and persons thoroughly. Out of the handful of pedestrians who cross the border, several have no ID cards with them, but still manage to enter the country.

    Tribespeople whose homeland straddles both countries don't recognize the Afghanistan-Pakistan border; they have crisscrossed it without papers for centuries.
    dw.com


  4. by HatetheSwamp on August 18, 2022 9:58 am

    Fortunately, Curt, many, many Americans share my take on "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap" and his historic and shameful failure in the Afghanistan withdrawal.


  5. by oldedude on August 18, 2022 12:37 pm
    You really don't understand the control of the country from the taliban and al Qua'eda, do you? From Kandahar city up AH1, is at least a 12 hour drive. That's if your lucky, you don't get stopped more than a dozen times, and you live. That is a LOT of "assumptions." You're going to need about $2,000 in Afghan currency. If you're caught with USD, they'll rob, then kill you. Any woman with you, (especially American) is going to get sold. She'll reach Kabul, but put up in the slave market. If she gets pregnant from the rapes, she'll either be beaten until the baby is killed (no big deal since it's not a "human" anyway), or they'll let her give birth and kill it in front of her if it doesn't look enough like an Afghan.

    i understand that you sincerely (I think) ass-umes your reality of your white middle class privileged existence is what everyone else lives by. You just need to be quiet and just quietly say that you don't know enough about the country to understand how the people live.


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