The American President HAS promised to get every American and other that needs to leave out of Afghanistan….
There are reports of THOUSANDS waiting outside the gates of Kabul Airport….
Biden has said he’s pulling the troops on August 31st….
Something isn’t gonna work….
American troops have been accelerating the evacuation, and military flights were continuing to depart from the airport on Saturday afternoon. But hope is fading that the U.S.-led effort will include everyone who wants to flee, as President Biden insisted that the military mission would not be open-ended.
Mr. Biden reinforced on Friday that the United States would rescue all Americans and Afghans who helped the U.S. government, aiming to quell a global furor over the chaotic evacuation that has followed the Taliban’s return to power.
But with just 10 days until his deadline to withdraw all U.S. troops, Mr. Biden conceded that for many other Afghans desperate to leave the country, “I cannot promise what the final outcome will be.”
The president’s words, delivered at a White House news conference, summed up the anguish and uncertainty in Afghanistan as its new Taliban rulers cement their grip on a poor, war-weary nation.
Mr. Biden has insisted on a full troop withdrawal, arguing that it is time to end the United States’ longest war. After fighting the Taliban for two decades, U.S. military commanders are now working with their former adversaries to ensure safe passage to the airport, an arrangement that the Biden administration has acknowledged might not hold.
Kabul’s airport, the last major exit point for foreigners and Afghans, is now encircled by concrete blast walls and razor wire, and watched over by Taliban soldiers waving weapons….
Since the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban last week, Wittman’s office and many others in Congress have stepped in to assist desperate constituents with family members stranded in Kabul during the chaotic evacuation mission with a closing window. Members of Congress in Virginia — where large populations of Afghans or Afghan Americans live — have been especially involved, as staff members frantically try to facilitate Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applications.
In addition to dozens of families of U.S. citizens and Afghans, Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) said her office is fielding call after call from Afghanistan veterans trying to personally ensure that the interpreters they served with could be evacuated to safety. Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) is working with a nonprofit based in his district, No One Left Behind, forwarding hundreds of cases to the State Department in hopes of bringing stranded Afghans and Americans’ dire circumstances more directly to the attention of authorities.
“My office is in touch with a number of U.S. citizens and SIV-eligible Afghans who are desperately trying to get to safety,” Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) said in a statement. “We are communicating closely with staff from State Department and Department of Defense to get as many of them out of Afghanistan as safely and as quickly as possible, knowing that time is of the essence here.”…
If the President does?
The media could crucify him with images…..