Biden admin now admits hundreds of Americans were left to terrorists

Airmen prepare to load qualified evacuees aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Crul)

The Pentagon this week has confirmed that 450 Americans were left behind during Joe Biden’s hurried and chaotic evacuation of American troops from Afghanistan.

That’s many times higher than earlier estimates, when officials said may a few dozen, or possibly a hundred, Americans had been abandoned to the whims of the terrorists in the Taliban when U.S. troops left.

Fox News confirmed the Pentagon’s latest information, from Under Secretrary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl, reported nearly 450 Americans citizens remain in Afghanistan.

The response came after Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., noted the Biden administration as releasing contradictory and confusing information about the August 31 withdrawal.

“One of the many confusing things about this whole thing is that we really don’t know how many Americans are left in Afghanistan,” the senator explained. “The administration’s number of U.S. citizens left in Afghanistan keeps changing.”

The administration previously had said may 100 or 200 U.S. citizens were abandoned.

The new total, of 439, even was up from estimates from the State Department just a week ago when it was claimed there were 363 Americans still at risk there.

It was Real Clear Politics that reported many have been frustrated by Biden’s lack of action on those left behind.

It’s because the Taliban was the terror group that controlled Afghanistan before the U.S. went in about 20 years ago, and at that time it hosted Al-Qaida, which launched the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., killing thousands.

Various organizations have been working to evacuate those Americans.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki has rejected the notion that the U.S. was leaving Americans “stranded” in Afghanistan.

The Western Journal recently reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had determined that Biden was “perfect” on foreign policy, leaving many observers astonished.

Pelosi was overseas when she claimed, “He’s perfect for now. He knows his foreign policy. He was chair of the Foreign Policy Committee.”

The report said,”The American military’s hasty retreat from Afghanistan included 13 service members lost to a suicidal terrorist’s bomb at the Kabul airport, the abandonment of some $85 billion worth of military equipment and — most egregious of all — American citizens left behind to deal with the not-so-tender mercies of the Taliban.”

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