President Biden’s Remarks on Afghanistan
With the ongoing evacuation effort in Kabul to get Americans, allies, and Afghanis out of Afghanistan, and increasing criticism that he has been far too silent, here are Biden’s Remarks on Afghanistan and questions from the press:
President Joe Biden, in an address to the nation Friday amid the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, touted “significant progress” in evacuation efforts, saying the airport in Kabul has been secured.
“Let me be clear, any American who wants to come home, we will get you home,” he said.
He said the U.S. is still working to get a “strong number” of how many American citizens are in Afghanistan and where they are.
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Biden noted more than 18,000 people have been evacuated since July and approximately 13,000 since the military airlift effort began Aug. 14th.
Biden has faced fierce criticism for the withdrawal from Afghanistan and has defiantly defended his decision to withdraw all troops by Aug. 31.
“The idea that somehow, there’s a way to have gotten out without chaos ensuing, I don’t know how that happens,” Biden told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.
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During that sitdown, he also said he’s committed to getting every American out of Afghanistan even if it means potentially extending the mission beyond the deadline he set.
Meanwhile, the situation in Afghanistan remains dire, with crowds clamoring to get out from the airport in Kabul and reports of Afghans being targeted by the Taliban
President Biden’s Remarks on Afghanistan was the first time he had taken live questions from the press on Afghanistan since last Tuesday.