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Biden faces new criticism on Afghanistan withdrawal
President Biden stated earlier that he promised to keep in Afghanistan till each American is evacuated, however after Monday’s withdrawal, critics say he didn’t dwell up his vow.
Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. introduced Monday night that the final of the U.S. troops stationed on the Kabul airport had left, finishing the navy’s drawdown within the nation, though tons of of Americans doubtless stay.
McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, stated some American residents who needed to go away Afghanistan remained within the nation.
“We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out,” he stated.
President Biden advised ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos throughout an interview on Aug. 18 that the U.S. navy goal in Afghanistan was to get “everyone” out, together with Americans and Afghan allies and their households.
“That’s what we’re doing now, that’s the path we’re on. And I think we’ll get there,” he stated. “If there’s American citizens left, we’re gonna stay to get them all out.”
A senior State Department official advised Fox News on Monday that there remained a “small number” of Americans inside Afghanistan.
That official put the variety of Americans at “below 250,” including that some extra Americans have departed Afghanistan in latest hours. The official added that the State Department additionally was dedicated to evacuating “those who worked with us,” referring to Afghan “partners.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON OUR TOP STORY.
Sen. Tom Cotton, who appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday night time, stated Biden stored his promise to the Taliban to be out by Aug. 31, however not to the Americans nonetheless within the nation.
In different developments:
– Last US troops have departed Afghanistan
– Taliban brags: US troops left Kabul, Afghanistan ‘gained full independence’
– Blinken pledges assist to Americans left in Afghanistan after withdrawal: ‘We will assist them go away’
– Biden emphasizes ‘unanimous advice’ of navy leaders to meet Aug. 31 Afghanistan exit deadline
– NBC’s Richard Engel: Biden’s Afghan withdrawal was ‘the worst capitulation of western values in our lifetimes’
– Veterans group works to evacuate Afghan interpreters determined to discover security as US troops withdraw
Marine who criticized navy leaders over Afghan exit stated he was ordered to endure psychological well being screening
A U.S. Marine officer who was relieved of his command for breaking rank and calling out the brass over the chaotic and lethal evacuation of American troops from Afghanistan by which 13 service members had been killed stated Monday that he was ordered to endure a psychological well being screening.
Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller was fired after posting a video on social media the place he criticized navy leaders over the botched exit. In the footage, the 17-year Marine, simply three years shy of a full pension, stated took leaders to job.
“I’m not saying we need to be in Afghanistan forever, but I am saying, did any of you throw your rank on the table and say, ‘Hey, it’s a bad idea to evacuate Bagram Airfield, a strategic airbase, before we evacuate everyone?'” Scheller stated final Thursday. “Did anybody do this? And whenever you didn’t suppose to do this, did anybody elevate their hand and say, ‘We completely messed this up?'”
In an online post on Monday, Scheller said his commanding officer ordered him to go to a hospital for the mental health screening. He said he was evaluated by mental health specialists and “then sent on my way.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
In other developments:
– Fathers of Marines killed in Kabul blast rip Biden: ‘He talked more about his son than my son’
– Wounded Marine rips Blinken, Gen. McKenzie on Taliban praise: ‘How dare you do that’
– Grieving father remembers Utah Marine killed in Kabul attack: ‘He had the biggest heart in the world’
– Marines post photo of dignified transfer of fallen service members killed in Kabul
Taliban take control of Kabul airport, celebrate ‘enjoyable moment of victory’
Taliban leaders took over management of the Kabul airport Tuesday and marked the departure of the final U.S. airplane from the nation by taking a symbolic stroll throughout the airport’s sole runway, in accordance to a report.
“The world should have learned its lesson and this is the enjoyable moment of victory,” Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, stated in a livestream video, in accordance to the Associated Press. He spoke to reporters on the Hamid Karzai International Airport and stated Americans “could not achieve their goal through military operations,” in accordance to Al Jazeera.
Celebratory gunfire could possibly be heard all through Kabul earlier than daybreak, Reuters reported. A reporter from the Los Angeles Times posted video of Taliban fighters inspecting a hanger after the U.S. departure.
The AP reported that automobiles carrying the Taliban raced backwards and forwards alongside the airport’s sole runway.
Before daybreak broke, closely armed Taliban fighters walked via hangars, passing a number of the seven CH-46 helicopters the State Department utilized in its evacuations earlier than rendering them unflyable. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
In different developments:
– Hannity calls on Biden to resign for abandoning US residents in Afghanistan
– Unvetted Afghan refugees allowed to go away Wisconsin navy base unsupervised: Rep. Tiffany
– ‘Don’t belief the Taliban,’ tons of collect outdoors White House
– Taliban supplied Kabul to US, however Americans stated no: report
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SOME PARTING WORDS
Sean Hannity demanded President Biden resign Monday for “lying” to the American folks about his pledge to keep in Afghanistan till each citizen is evacuated.
“Apparently Joe Biden was telling all of us an outright lie,” Hannity advised viewers of “Hannity” after the final U.S. airplane departed Kabul. “This transcends politics, this is [for] a Democrat, Republican, conservative, or liberal. Everybody should see it right here.”
The host referenced Biden’s earlier interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, the place he pledged on Aug. 18 that the U.S. navy goal in Afghanistan was to get “everyone” out, together with Americans and Afghan allies and their households.
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