Thus changing the comments his boss President Biden made recently that ‘some might NOT get out’…..
And this IS a acknowledgement that Biden is coming to realise that the situation on the ground IN Afghanistan will dictate things not his haste to leave….
Joe Biden did NOT create the Afghan policy since 2001…
But once he dwcisied to leave?
The situation became HIS…
Every time he says he wants out yesterday?
(He appears to have got the message and has stopped)
He gets blow back….
He continued: “And we are not going to rest until we have followed through on getting visas to all of those people and getting them on planes and getting them out of the country.”
Sullivan’s message is on par with President Joe Biden’s vow on Friday to evacuate all Afghan allies of the U.S. who are seeking protection from the Taliban. In that same address, Biden indicated he may be willing to expand the U.S. military presence in the city of Kabul beyond just the international airport, where all evacuations are taking place.
Biden also said last week he would extend his self-imposed Aug. 31 deadline for pulling all troops out of Afghanistan if the evacuation operations were not yet completed.
Sullivan didn’t say how many Afghans still needed to be evacuated from the country. He also declined to give a precise number for how many Americans and legal permanent residents are currently awaiting evacuation in Afghanistan, but said, “We believe it is several thousand Americans who we are working with now to try to get safely out of the country.”
He added that the Biden administration has been in contact with “a few thousand Americans” and is “communicating with them by email, by telephone, by text message” to try to get them safely to the airport in Kabul and out of the country.
“We’ve already spoken with nearly all of them over past 24, 48 hours. We’ll be making a plan for you to come to the airport, and we have secured the capacity to get large numbers of Americans safe passage through to the airport and onto the air field,” Sullivan said. “The goal here is to move people as rapidly and safely and efficiently as possible. That’s what we’re doing.”
He also said the Biden administration is taking the threat of a potential ISIS attack on the Kabul airport and its surroundings “absolutely deadly seriously,” and that they are talking with the Taliban through military channels to ensure safe passage of Americans and Afghans to the airport….
While some Democrats wanted Sullivan gone to cover for Biden’s miscue’s on the evacuations …
Others have pushed for National Security Advisor Sullivan to be used more in the media….