The White House announced that the United States had removed 19,000 people from Kabul in the past 24 hours.
Biden is bringing people out of Afghanistan at a rapid pace.
A White House official provided an update to PoliticusUSA:
From August 24 at 3:00 a.m. EDT to August 25 at 3:00 a.m. EDT, a total of about 19,000 people were evacuated from Kabul. This is the result of 42 US military flights (37 C-17s and 5 C-130s) which carried around 11,200 evacuees, and 48 coalition flights that carried 7,800 people.
Since August 14, the United States has evacuated and facilitated the evacuation of approximately 82,300 people on U.S. military and coalition flights. Since the end of July, we have relocated approximately 87,900 people on US and coalition military flights.
Media / Republican narrative of failed evacuation collapses
Media spokespersons said the evacuation could not be done. Republicans seem to want America to fail, but President Biden and his administration have made impressive efforts to get the locals out.
Evacuation is working well, which is why the next step is to deal with the artificial August 31 deadline.
Biden must extend evacuation mission in Afghanistan
There is no reason for the United States to leave on August 31 if the mission is not completed. It is inconceivable that President Biden would do this.
The Taliban want the United States to leave the country, but they don’t have much of a choice if the Americans decide to stay and finish pushing people out for as long as it takes.
Biden could add more troops to secure the airport and continue the mission. The last thing the Taliban want is 5,000 to 10,000 more American troops in Afghanistan, but they need to be made to understand that this is exactly what will happen if they try to force the United States out.
Regarding the ISIS K threat, it is a risk to take to get people out of Afghanistan. It should be clear to the Taliban that they will be held accountable for any attack on the airport, and it is in their best interests to prevent that from happening.
The United States must stay until the job is done and done right by its Afghan allies and citizens.
Mr. Easley is the editor. He is also a White House press pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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