Hundreds Of Americans Stranded In Kabul Despite Biden Promises

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Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said he was heartbroken over leaving an estimated 200 Americans, along with thousands of Afghan allies, behind in Afghanistan. Speaking on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday, he said the U.S. government was still committed to get everyone out, even without troops on the ground. “As General McKenzie said yesterday, we’re heartbroken that we couldn’t get everybody out, but they still have our commitment,” he stated. “They have the commitment of this administration and the United States and we’re going to do everything we can to continue to try to get them out of that country and out safely.” On Monday, Commander of Central Command General Kenneth McKenzie told reporters something similar. He said that even if there had been an extension, everyone who wanted to leave would not have been able to. “Look, there’s a lot of heartbreak associated with this departure. We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out, but I think if we’d stayed another 10 days, Luis, we wouldn’t have gotten everybody out that we wanted to get out,” he expressed. “There still would have been people who would have been disappointed with that. It’s a tough situation.”

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