White House Walks Back Joe Biden Promise: We Cannot Guarantee Americans’ Evacuation from Afghanistan
The White House on Friday walked back President Joe Biden’s promise that the United States government would evacuate any American who wanted to get out of Afghanistan.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke about whether the United States could commit to getting Americans and Afghan allies out of the country — even after the August 31 withdrawal date for American troops – during the daily briefing.
“I don’t think we can guarantee,” Psaki said.
When challenged about her assertion, she said her answer applied to “individuals who are still there because they’re not prepared to leave.”
“Just for clarity,” she added to reporters. “I know you care about context.”
But Psaki’s answer is a contradiction of Biden’s promise during a speech to Americans on Sunday.
“[L]et me be clear, any American who wants to come home, we will get you home,” he said during a speech about evacuations in Afghanistan.
This is similar to Biden’s own words during an exchange with reporters after his speech on Afghanistan on Thursday, as he tried to walk back his promise.
EnochWalked: "Ogolobyak, who was an adult at the time of the murders, was given 20 years, and wasn’t due to be released until 2030." So he's been given 7 years of freedom by Putin. It's like Putin is declaring 2023 to be a Jubilee year for the worst people in Russia.
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EnochWalked: 'Egeland said the two sides would need to begin talks in secret to get the ball rolling. "These back channels, these discreet negotiations, have the great advantage that people are not talking to the gallery," he said.' Maybe they've already started.
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EnochWalked: If they can mass produce them for a few hundred dollars each, like a mobile phone, then for a few $100m they'd be able to produce a million drones. I'm sure Ukraine would appreciate those right now, and they would be enough to kill the whole Russian army.
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EnochWalked: www.iranintl.com/en/202311295280 "Putin Wants To Be Adopted By Khamenei, Iranian Cleric Says". There may be a mistranslation somewhere along the line, but it makes me wonder what acts of "filial" obedience Putin might do to help Hamas in Gaza.
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Natalie : I am currently in the hospital waiting to get my gallbladder out. I was supposed to get it out yesterday so pray they get to me soon.
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Natalie: I got bumped again. So I'm not sure when the surgery will be now
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EnochWalked: Praying too! I don't know if our harpazo transformed bodies will include gallbladders, but if they, you might get replacement as a Hanukkah or Christmas gift! God will be with us, and our families, through whatever we have to face before then, though.
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