The chaos in Afghanistan does not affect the credibility of the United States. US President Joe Biden made the announcement on Friday evening. ‘The outcome of the eviction process cannot be predicted.’
Joe Biden has not had an easy week as US President. As the Taliban regains control of Central Asia in 11 days, Democrats are gaining traction. Images of the chaotic exodus of foreigners and vulnerable Afghanistan from Kabul provoked criticism.
These developments prompted Biden to address the U.S. for the second time in five days on Friday. “I was heartbroken last week. No one can see those pictures without feeling the pain,” the president said.
But scenes like this are inevitable, he said. “We left 15 years ago or five years ago or a decade or so … this situation is inevitable,” he defended his decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by August 31.
With that decision, Biden caught the pace of several allies this spring. In recent days, after the Taliban seized power, important references from US international partners have been echoed. Especially when the discharges are not running smoothly.
It has been suggested here and there that the credibility of the United States is at stake. Biden denied it. Our allies do not question our credibility. On the contrary, we work well with our NATO allies. ‘
I cannot predict the outcome and cannot guarantee that the surgery will not cost lives.
He acknowledged that the eviction was “one of the hardest in history”. “I can not predict the outcome and I can not guarantee that the surgeon will not lose his life. But I guarantee that we will bring home any American who wants to leave.
Biden expects that to happen by August 31. Earlier, NATO called on the United States to “expel more people from the country”.
American soldiers take people outside Kabul airport
The U.S. troops left the airport in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, on Friday. The U.S. Department of Defense announced this Friday.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said: “Many soldiers have been evacuated from the airport for a short time and a short distance. “During the operation, they did not have to cross any Taliban checkpoints.”
There are no plans to install a perimeter wall around the airport around the United States to facilitate the arrival of foreigners and Afghans. President Joe Biden said Friday.
“We have been in contact with the Taliban and we have made agreements with them to ensure that everyone gets to the airport safely,” it said.
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