President Joe Biden promised the nation earlier this month that he would make sure every American would be safely evacuated from Afghanistan.
According to Breitbart, in his bizarre, defensive address to the nation on Tuesday during which he announced that the last remaining U.S. troops had been pulled out of the Taliban-controlled country, Biden admitted that he stranded roughly 10% of Americans that were in the country.
“We remain committed”
Biden either forgot about or simply doesn’t care that he promised the United States that no American would be left behind, as there are at least hundreds of American citizens still behind enemy lines with no apparent way to escape.
During his address on Tuesday, the president assured that those remaining Americans would somehow eventually be evacuated from the country, though he, and his top officials, have remained vague on how exactly that will take place.
Biden said: “And for those remaining Americans, there is no deadline. We remain committed to get them out if they want to come out,” also admitting that “90% of Americans in Afghanistan who wanted to leave were able to leave.”
In other words, the president admitted that 10% of the Americans who wanted to leave were literally left under the dust of the departing military aircraft.
“Secretary of State Blinken is leading the continued diplomatic efforts to ensure safe passage for any American, Afghan partner, or foreign national who wants to leave Afghanistan,” Biden said, which means that the Americans left behind will rely on the good graces of the Taliban, a terrorist group we’ve fought for 20 years, to help them get out.
It happens “all the time”
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby admitted on Monday that he was unsure of how many Americans were still left on the ground in Afghanistan, but quickly drew intense backlash after he said Americans are left behind in countries all the time, Fox News reported.
“It’s not completely unlike the way we do it elsewhere around the world. We have Americans that get stranded in countries all the time and we do everything we can to try to facilitate safe passage,” Kirby said.
Kirby admitted that those stranded Americans likely won’t be extracted through U.S. military operations, insisting that the State Department will use “leverage” to help get the remaining Americans to safety.
“And so there are leverage tools we have available to us to hold them to account. But that’s the effort. It’s going to be a whole of government effort, but I don’t see a military role at this time,” Kirby said, insisting that we’re to trust that the Taliban will play nice in the coming weeks and months.
Only time will tell if the trapped Americans are able to be safely evacuated, but Biden and his top officials had better hope and pray that not a single American dies as a result of being left behind, as that will open a Pandora’s box of political consequences.