Are We Really Leaving Americans Behind?

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

(TheConservativeNews.org) – As the military and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan presses on, many commentators are launching scathing accusations in the direction of President Joe Biden and his administration officials. Among the most common criticisms people are voicing is the idea our military is leaving American citizens stranded in the war-torn nation. Is this truly the case?

Behind Enemy Lines

America’s last military personnel left Afghanistan on Monday, August 30, just minutes before the deadline Joe Biden had set for completion of the exit. However, the administration has admitted there may be as many as 100 civilians still there, and other estimates suggest the number may be higher. 

According to a report from the Sacramento Bee, at least 24 students from the Sacramento area form part of the group. The San Juan Unified School District initially thought as many as 150 students could be stuck in Afghanistan. The region has a large Afghan population, with around 9,700 Afghans living in Sacramento County.

Worryingly, many of those Americans still in war-torn Afghanistan are juveniles. There are very young children there, some of whom were born in the US to Afghan parents with green cards. 

The Mission Continues

Speaking on Fox News earlier this week, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby faced questions about Joe Biden’s broken promise to get every American out of Afghanistan before fully withdrawing the military on August 31. Kirby said the administration had made “a lot of efforts” to contact any American still in the region before evacuating armed forces. He also claimed that, while troops were no longer on the ground in Afghanistan, diplomatic efforts to get Americans home safely would continue.

Kirby commented specifically on the case of Mark Frerichs, a veteran of the US Navy who is currently a hostage of the Taliban after they kidnapped him in Kabul in January 2020. Kirby said the government was “laser-focused” on Frerichs’ case.

What’s the Truth of the Matter?

So, is the Biden administration truly breaking promises? On the one hand, there are still more Americans behind enemy lines than we would like to see. These individuals are in grave danger, and their situation is, to some extent, the fault of a flawed withdrawal process.

However, we must also appreciate the process of ending a 20-year-long, trillion-dollar war is an incredibly complex one. Administration officials claim they’ve done all they can so far, and are continuing their efforts. For now, we may have to take their word for it.

Copyright 2021, TheConservativeNews.org

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest news

Biden Is Doing Obama’s Work…

(TheConservativeNews.org) - During an appearance on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America” on Saturday, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) asserted that President Joe Biden’s ultimate agenda is...
- Advertisement -

Biden Praised By Communist…

(TheConservativeNews.org) - President Joe Biden's tweet about blaming oil companies for record-high gas prices may have rankled some Americans on social media,...

This Is An Absolutely Disgraceful Act By Dems…

(TheConservativeNews.org) - In Arizona, the Pima County Democrat Party (PCDP) on Friday tweeted an ad for a women’s march in Tucson entitled ‘F**k the...

Biden Goes Off Script Once Again…

(TheConservativeNews.org) - On Thursday, during a news conference at the NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, President Joe Biden committed the latest in a...
- Advertisement -

Related news

CNN Claims That Critical Race Theory Isn’t That Bad, and Reports About It Are “Misinformation”

(TheConservativeNews.org) - Critical race theory (CRT) has conservatives (and everyone else who isn’t a “woke” liberal) up in arms. The highly divisive...

White House Trying to Back Away From Israel Crisis

(TheConservativeNews.org) - The past week has brought a tragic re-escalation of the long-running conflict between Israel and Palestine. After the latter fired...

Biden Makes Massive Request for Immigrant Children

(TheConservativeNews.org) - With the crisis on our southern border spiraling further and further out of control, leaders are scrambling to contain the...

Trump Ally Reveals Actions Trump Can Take Against Washington Post

(TheConservativeNews.org) - The Washington Post’s credibility took a severe stumble this week. It emerged that the paper misquoted Donald Trump in a...
- Advertisement -