Biden Administration Admits There Are Far More Americans Stranded in Afghanistan Than They Said Previously
“The Biden administration is in touch with nearly 400 Americans who are stranded in Afghanistan, a figure that far exceeds the administration’s claims”
Back in August, when President Joe Biden abandoned American citizens in Afghanistan during a disastrous withdrawal from the country, we were told that it was about 100 people.
Many people suspected at the time that the number was actually much higher, and it turns out it is.
Adam Kredo reports at the Washington Free Beacon:
The Biden Admin Said It Left 100 Americans in Afghanistan. They Now Admit It’s Far More.
The Biden administration is in touch with nearly 400 Americans who are stranded in Afghanistan, a figure that far exceeds the administration’s claims that about 100 Americans were left in the nation following the United States’ hurried exit from Kabul, according to a senior congressional source who was briefed Thursday by the State Department.
With Afghanistan in the administration’s rear-view mirror, U.S. officials are providing exact figures on the number of Americans who are still stranded and want to leave—although they are doing so in private, off-the-record forums—according to two senior congressional aides, who relayed the contents of the non-public call to the Washington Free Beacon.
The United States is in touch with 363 Americans who are stuck in war-torn Afghanistan and around 176 U.S. permanent residents who are asking to be evacuated immediately, Biden administration officials said on the call with congressional staff, according to the source, who requested anonymity to discuss non-public information. These figures demonstrate that senior Biden administration officials routinely misrepresented the number of stranded Americans to the public and Congress for nearly two months.
It appears they left at least 600 Americans behind and those are just the ones they were actively communicating with….
— AG (@AGHamilton29) October 22, 2021
Off record leaks were Page A1 stories for 4 1/2 years at national news outlets. What happened? https://t.co/B2fXsES1UN
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) October 22, 2021
Of course, the media moved on from the Afghanistan story after about two weeks. Since then, they’ve reported obsessively about the Democrat spending bill, and we’re now wrapping up three weeks on Dave Chappelle vs. the trans community.
Frankly, I don’t know why we’re even discussing Biden’s domestic agenda when there are still Americans trapped in Afghanistan.
Biden did a town hall event on CNN this week and didn’t get a single question about Afghanistan.
Brian Flood reports at FOX News:
CNN gives Biden a pass on Afghanistan, completely ignores topic during 90-minute town hall
President Biden took questions for roughly 90 minutes during a highly publicized, although low-rated, CNN town hall event on Thursday, but nobody bothered to ask the commander-in-chief about the botched withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
“How Anderson Cooper — who has won awards for his reporting from war zones including Afghanistan — felt no need to ask even one question on Afghanistan is telling. Former CNNer Jen Psaki and current chief comms adviser to the president had to be pleased,” Fox News contributor Joe Concha said.
And what is the Biden State Department up to? They found time this week to tweet about International Pronouns Day.
— Department of State (@StateDept) October 20, 2021
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