McCarthy Says it's Impossible for Every American to Be Evacuated From Afghanistan By Deadline


After attending a classified briefing, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that he does not believe that it will be possible to get all Americans out of Afghanistan by the August 31 deadline.

McCarthy and other Republican lawmakers held a press conference on Tuesday slamming the Biden administration for the mismanaged withdrawal.

“I’m less confident after leaving that briefing. There’s no possible way that we can get every American that’s still in Afghanistan out in the next seven days,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy said that we should be using every recourse necessary to make sure that every single American is evacuated — and not allow the Taliban to dictate the terms.

“At no time should America ever bend or allow the Taliban to tell us when we have to stop bringing Americans out. We should stay until every single American is able to get out of Afghanistan. And we should use every recourse possible to make that happen.”

McCarthy continued on to say that “we should not negotiate it. We should explain that is what is going to happen. And anybody in our way to stop us from bringing an American out, will be in danger.”

The House Minority Leader also called for the Biden administration to be investigated over their handling of the withdrawal. He said that the president’s decision to fully withdraw before September 11 was a “mistake that will haunt us for decades.”

“How does the rest of the world look at us?” McCarthy added. “They like that the president doesn’t tweet, but they don’t think America is very tough.”

Biden defended his decision to withdraw in a statement on Sunday.

“Over our country’s 20 years at war in Afghanistan, America has sent its finest young men and women, invested nearly $1 trillion dollars, trained over 300,000 Afghan soldiers and police, equipped them with state-of-the-art military equipment, and maintained their air force as part of the longest war in US history,” the statement said. “One more year, or five more years, of US military presence would not have made a difference if the Afghan military cannot or will not hold its own country. And an endless American presence in the middle of another country’s civil conflict was not acceptable to me.”

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7 responses to “McCarthy Says it’s Impossible for Every American to Be Evacuated From Afghanistan By Deadline”

  1. Element says:

    Maybe if Biden prioritized Americans over refugees from the beginning.

  2. prcntm says:

    I’m not saying we should steam roll in there and get Americans trapped in Afghanistan out, but we kind of should. The Taliban are known terrorists. Hell, we gave them their rule book, so we know they will lie to us without remorse if it benefits them. I do not want to be in charge, but if I were the last thing I’d do is trust that group. I would develop my own plan of action, which would unfortunately involve sending troops back in, but they would only stay long enough to revive the Bagram Airfield as a viable evacuation hub. From there, send out patrols to locate and escort Americans back to the Airfield to be evacuated safely. After all American citizens have been evacuated, re-abandon Bagram, but this time make sure it can’t be revived. I would love for the Afghan National Army to have that base, but not if the Taliban will just roll in behind them.

    Obviously there are logisitical and tactical nightmares that would need to be worked out in the “plan” above, but if I can think of this, it can’t be that hard. I’m a lay person in all of this; I can literally only give you a surface read of the situation. These people have careers dedicated to making these kinds of decisions. And the longer we do nothing but trade on all the good will and foreign relations we’ve fostered with the Taliban over the last 20 years, the more we look incompetent as a world power.

  3. roranchak@mail.com says:

    Charlie Chan “words don’t cook rice”.

  4. MeSoTrashed says:

    I can’t believe that we did this. No honor!

  5. CNN_sucks says:

    Useless Rinos. They voted for the big guy.

  6. Turk_Longwell says:

    Ok. So they can’t get out by the Deadline.
    Be Fucking Leaders and make it happen!
    Many a Vets would risk their lives for those Americans and Allies behind enemy lines.
    Be a Fucking Leaders. Make shit happen.
    but no….
    They’re only Politicians.
    Useless…

  7. Wolv256 says:

    Figure it out, Fuckwads!