Sunday, September 26, 2021

The White House corrects Biden on the number of U.S. citizens staying in Afghanistan

The White House corrected President Joe Biden on Tuesday that 90% of Americans who were in Afghanistan and wanted to leave had been evacuated before the U.S. military left Afghanistan on August 30.

Biden made his speech for the first time since the withdrawal. In his speech at the White House, he said, “The bottom line: 90% of Afghan Americans who want to leave can leave.”

exist Transcript In the speech, the White House crossed out the “ninety” and added “[Ninety-eight]. “

US officials said that when the Taliban took over Afghanistan in mid-August, there were about 6,000 Americans in Afghanistan. Before the final U.S. withdrawal, all but 100 to 200 people were evacuated.

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Biden defended leaving the Americans behind, accusing Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and other senior advisers of recommending him to do so.

The Pentagon stated that it provided Biden with options and was not responsible for policy.

Biden also used the wrong name for the rescue operation of Americans, Afghans and others from Afghanistan on Tuesday.

He called it “Allied Rescue Operation”. This is the Allied Refuge Operation.

Zachary Stieber reports on US news, including political and court cases. He started working as a reporter for the New York City subway in The Epoch Times.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

The White House corrects Biden on the number of U.S. citizens staying in Afghanistan
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