Biden Releases Statement On Anniversary Of Afghanistan Withdrawal

On August 30, 2021, the Biden administration completed its withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan, an operation that ended with the deaths of thirteen American servicemen in a terrorist assault in Kabul.

On the eve of the second anniversary of the pullout from Afghanistan, the Biden administration issued a statement that was surreptitiously leaked late Wednesday night.

The message in honor of the occasion, expressing gratitude to the service troops, diplomats, intelligence officers, and development workers who assisted in carrying out the pullout, was controversial because not everyone thinks Biden did a praiseworthy job. Many feel Biden should apologize for the deaths of our soldiers.

President Joe Biden said in his message that on this day, “we stop to remember the selfless devotion of generations of heroic women and men throughout the fight who, time and time again, risked their safety and security for that of their fellow Americans.”

He said that includes the 20,744 brothers and sisters in arms injured in combat and the 2,461 Americans who died for their country. Biden said these soldiers took enormous risks for their country and sacrificed everything.

The President said we could never adequately repay them or their loved ones.

Families of the 13 military soldiers murdered in the Abbey Gate terror assault on August 26, 2021, at the Kabul airport have been vocal in their disapproval of President Joe Biden’s decision to pull American troops out of Afghanistan and have demanded that President Barack Obama step down.

According to reports, the families want the president to remember the slain military men on the anniversary of the pullout by hosting an event at the White House.

The 13 military personnel who died were not mentioned explicitly in Biden’s remarks commemorating the second anniversary.
In April, the Biden administration released an assessment of the pullout, in which they blamed then-President Trump for the operation’s failure. The audit found fault with Trump’s decision to initiate contact with the Taliban, establish a pullout date, and fail to provide the Biden administration with a detailed strategy for carrying out the withdrawal.

John Kirby, a White House National Security Council spokesperson, stated in April that President Biden was “proud” of the withdrawal’s execution.

Approximately 120,000 people were evacuated in one of the biggest airlifts in history, according to a statement released by President Joe Biden on Wednesday. Ever since then, they have deftly used every possible military, diplomatic, and intelligence asset to safeguard the United States against terrorist threats emanating from Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Biden said we have shown that we can effectively counter terrorist threats without permanently stationing troops in dangerous areas.