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Pentagon Brushes Off Concern That Americans Are Stranded In Afghanistan

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In what’s become a common theme of the rocky Biden presidency, government officials are again sending Americans mixed signals. Just a week after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, “I think it’s irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not,” a Pentagon spokesman has confirmed that they are.

 

Brushing off concerns about the stranded Americans in Afghanistan, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby told MSNBC: “We have Americans that get stranded in countries all the time.”

Kirby makes it seem like being stranded in a country that has recently been taken over by a terrorist group and that no longer has a United States military presence is as common as missing a connecting flight from Chicago to Dallas.

More importantly, Kirby is confirming Americans have been left behind, even though Psaki shot down that notion last week:

“I’m just calling you out for saying that we are stranding Americans in Afghanistan, when I — when we have been very clear that we are not leaving Americans who want to return home. We are going to bring them home. And I think that’s important for the American public to hear and understand.”

Though the exact number of Americans left behind is unknown, reports suggest that as many as 250 Americans have been left abandoned. President Biden previously promised to “get them all out,” yet another mixed message from Washington.

Written by Anthony Farris

Anthony is a former high school basketball intramural champion who played a leading role in creating two offspring. He spends his weekends hoping for an MTV Rock N' Jock revival.

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  1. “We have Americans that get stranded in countries all the time.”

    How often does it happen in countries where the White House is the sole reason these Americans are stranded? This isn’t a drunk college kid getting lost in Mazatlan.

  2. Where is the outrage on this? There are Americans not only stranded, but likely being tortured and killed! Trump was impeached for a fricking phone call and this dotard is not being held accountable for anything, and continues to mumble incoherently as he struggles to read the teleprompter.

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