In an interview yesterday, Biden said that American troops would stay in Afghanistan beyond the August 31 deadline if that move is necessary in order to ensure Americans are able to evacuate.
Right now there are between 10,000 and 15,000 Americans scrambling to leave the country that was overtaken by the Taliban. Additionally, there are more than 50,000 Afghans who want to escape
“The commitment holds to get everyone out that, in fact, we can get out and everyone who should come out. And that’s the objective. That’s what we’re doing now. That’s the path we’re on. And I think we’ll get there,” he said.
He continued: “It depends on where we are and whether we can get… ramp these numbers up to [5,0000 to] 7,000 a day coming out. If that’s the case, they’ll all be out.”
Biden’s guesswork is not even slightly reassuring right now. At last count, an estimated 2,000 people were able to evacuate within a 24-hour period.
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