During a speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, President Joe Biden declared that the United States has “turned the page” on Afghanistan even though Americans still remain trapped inside the country.
“We stand, in my view, at an inflection point in history. And I’m here today to share with you how the U.S. plans to stand with partners and allies in answering these questions,” Biden said.
“I stand here today for the first time in 20 years with the United States not at war. We’ve turned the page,” Biden said.
“Twenty years of conflict in Afghanistan, and as we close this period of relentless war we’re opening a new era of relentless diplomacy,” Biden continued. “Of using the power of our development aid to invest in new ways of lifting people up around the world.”
Biden’s comment is a spit in the face to Americans who are still stuck in Afghanistan.
“State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement on Saturday that a Qatar Airways charter flight departed Kabul on Friday with 28 U.S. citizens and seven lawful permanent residents,” according to The Hill. “The announcement comes as the U.S. seeks to evacuate approximately 100 remaining American citizens who stayed in Afghanistan following the U.S.’s full withdrawal of troops on Aug. 31.”
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The U.S. government, however, is having difficulty “lifting up” Americans who are stranded in Afghanistan. Although the State Department initially claimed that between 100 and 200 Americans who wanted to leave the country remained following the American withdrawal, a more recent report noted that around 100 Americans still remain, even as around 100 have been rescued.