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Biden Breaks Promise: Troops Exit Afghanistan, Americans Left Behind

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The U.S. completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan on Monday and ended America’s longest war, but President Joe Biden appears to have broken his promise to stay in the country until every American has gotten out safely. 

In announcing the completion of the evacuation and war effort, head of U.S. Central Command Gen. Frank McKenzie said the last planes took off from Kabul airport at 3:29 p.m. Washington time and a number of American citizens — likely numbering in “the very low hundreds” — were left behind, The Associated Press reports.

McKenzie said he believes they will still be able to leave the country, but AP reporter Zeke Miller tweeted that those Americans remaining in Afghanistan do want to leave. In other words, they are not staying behind of their own volition but because of government mismanagement.

The end of the war marks a chapter likely to be remembered for failure, unfulfilled promises, and a frantic final exit that cost the lives of more than 180 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members, some barely older than the war, the AP reports.

Biden told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos during an interview on Aug. 18 that the U.S. military’s objective in Afghanistan was to get “everyone” out, including Americans and Afghan allies and their families, Fox News reports.

“That’s what we’re doing now, that’s the path we’re on. And I think we’ll get there,” he said. “If there’s American citizens left, we’re gonna stay to get them all out.”

In a statement, Biden said he will address Americans Tuesday on his decision not to extend U.S. presence in Afghanistan beyond Aug. 31, mentioning it was a unanimous recommendation of military commanders to end the airlift as planned.

Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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        • 81 million. Hahaha. You are such a pathetic little weasel. It still blows my mind how one man was able to fry the brains of millions of people. One man who must actually had a favorable opinion of but because the plantation put out the talking points that Trump was now the new Hitler you all fell in line like the monolithic sheep you are. Bahahaa bahaha.

        • You do realize you’re antagonizing 75 million Americans who deeply disagree with you regardless of how many votes Biden got? That’s A LOT of folks you’re antagonizing, not just fringe opinions. The point is there are too many people who disagree with you for you to act like you’ve got some consensus to throw weight around. You clearly don’t. I’d say by now a solid 20% of those Biden voters have serious buyer’s remorse anyway based on the atmosphere of uncertainty he’s created, so it’s not even close to 81 million supporters right now. I’d recommend calming the racially divisive attacks if you actually want to have a positive outcome for the country. Otherwise I don’t think you do, in which case I cannot respect your opinions.

  1. Is Ball Don’t Lie the Mason guy from before, just a different name? C’mon guy…Take your Rachel Maddow poster off the ceiling, sell the bunk beds, stop pretending you’re “injured” so you can’t work. Get off that government check, get your ass off the social media, and try CAPITALISM!!!

    Next time you subscribe to this site, do so with personal funds, not our taxpayer dollars.

  2. Biden does not have the mental capacity to work at McDonald’s much less be President. Who is it that he keeps saying “I am not supposed to do this or they don’t want me to do that”? He’s clearly not running the country. He needs to be impeached immediately.

    None of what’s reported above is fake news.

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