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.
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