A Pentagon spokesman said Thursday more than 7,000 Americans had been evacuated in recent days, but the government concedes it doesn’t have an exact count of those U.S. citizens still marooned in Afghanistan.
This is more evidence for the many journalists, politicians and members of the public who think Biden is royally mucking up the Afghanistan withdrawal.
Longtime government spokesperson John Kirby conceded the government, led by veteran politician Joe Biden, doesn’t have a handle on the number of Americans remaining in Afghanistan.
Reporter: “How many American citizens remain in Afghanistan?”
Pentagon Press Sec. John Kirby: “I don’t know.” pic.twitter.com/pZjHK38Hz6
— America Rising (@AmericaRising) August 19, 2021
Quote: “I don’t know,” Kirby said, when asked how many Americans remain.
WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION DOES KNOW
- President Joe Biden said during an interview Wednesday with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that U.S. forces dispatched for the evacuation would stay in the country as long as necessary.
- But an element of true danger pervades the country as the Taliban has made massive weapons seizures thanks to the U.S. retreat.
- A refugee crisis looms as Biden’s state department faces more than 80,000 visa applications from Afghans who aided the U.S. government the Washington Post reported.
Quote: “We imposed costs on the Taliban and including on its senior leaders,” former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox. “This administration begged. They apologized. They didn’t project American strength.”