The final five U.S. military transport aircraft took off from Afghanistan on Monday, leaving behind an unknown number of Americans as well as thousands of Afghans who could not exit the country.
There are estimates that up to 200 Americans were abandoned by the Biden Administration. Reports also indicate there were zero Americans on the final five flights out of the country.
General Frank McKenzie told reporters the American military was able to get as many as 1,500 Afghans out in the final hours of the mission.
“There’s a lot of heartbreak associated with this departure,” McKenzie said. “We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out. But I think if we’d stayed another 10 days we wouldn’t have gotten everybody out that we wanted to get out.”
Twenty years later, the Taliban is still in control of Afghanistan as America leaves. There are at least 2,000 “hardcore” ISIS militants. Many of them were released after the Taliban took control.
According to McKenzie, 27 Humvees and 73 aircraft were disabled so they cannot be used again. The Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar System was also disabled shortly before the final Americans left.
There is a serious amount of skepticism about how honest the administration has been in the final days of the Afghanistan operation.
Congressman Mark Green asked:
“Why are soldiers who were on the ground in Kabul swearing to me that the State Department handed manifests to the Taliban but State and White House are saying that didn’t happen?”
Camryn Kinsey said she wanted to ask Jen Psaki two questions during yesterday’s White House press briefing:
“Why hasn’t the Biden Administration released the names of the ISIS commanders that were supposedly killed? Why did the Biden Administration kill seven innocent Afghan kids? She didn’t call on me. Shocker.”
President Biden is expected to address the nation on the Afghanistan defeat at 1:45 p.m.
Congressman Darrell Issa tweeted the following:
“We are demanding that President Biden personally meet with the families of every American he left behind in Afghanistan and tell them how he is going to bring them home. I represent two incredibly brave American citizens stranded in Afghanistan. They are both more than 80 years old. I can guarantee President Biden they did not wish to stay behind. They were left behind.”
The lesson in all of this?
Elections have consequences.
We have gone from America First, to America Last.
Fake elections have real-life consequences as well.