(TargetLiberty.org) On Tuesday during President Biden’s State of the Union address, the president made sure not to address the criticisms over the messy withdrawal from Afghanistan, or the new case of classified documents being found in his former office and Delaware home.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., following Biden’s speech said that while Biden appears to have forgotten about Afghanistan the rest of the world still remembered the withdrawal which led to terrorists overtaking the city. He added that despite this there was not a single word about Afghanistan in the address.
In August 2021, following the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, hundreds of Americans had to be evacuated from the country. To this day, following the Taliban taking over the country, there are thousands of Afghans who collaborated with the U.S. that have been stranded within the country. President Biden had previously promised that he would make sure to get all of those people out of the country.
Following the completion of the withdrawal, Secretary of State Antony Blinken informed members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that there had been only around 100 Americans still left in Afghanistan and that they wanted to leave. However, a year later the State Department revealed that around 800 American citizens and 600 legal permanent residents of the U.S. were still stranded in Afghanistan unable to evacuate the country.
Biden during his address did not acknowledge the need for an evacuation or relocation plan. This is a topic that he also skipped over during his previous State of the Union address.
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