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President Joe Biden: "Let me be clear, any American who wants to come home, we will get you home."
That was unelected president Biden's promise to any Americans or Afghan allies stuck in Afghanistan during the U.S. military pull-out.
Now, the United States has officially withdrawn from Afghanistan, but Americans have been left on the ground under Taliban control. United States Army Airborne Corps posted a picture of the last American soldier in Afghanistan as he boarded a plane during the night.
The Taliban is celebrating its takeover of Kabul — signaling its complete control of Afghanistan. The terrorist organization swept the country in a matter of weeks, riding in the wake of departing U.S. forces. This, after Biden's reassurance the Taliban would not rapidly seize control of Afghanistan.
Biden: "The Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely."
Biden began negotiating with the Taliban, organizing a dangerous evacuation from Kabul airport in the City Center. He then resolved to adhere to the Taliban's pullout deadline of Aug. 31, heightening the danger of the U.S. military's operation.
A self-proclaimed ISIS affiliate group, ISIS-K, took advantage of the rushed evacuation and sent two suicide bombers into Kabul. The bomb blasts killed 13 U.S. service members and scores of Afghans.
While these soldiers died serving their country, Biden's evacuation has left countless military vehicles, aircraft and weaponry that cost taxpayers billions in the hands of the Taliban. The Taliban also has a U.S. contractor hostage and has not released him to America.
General Kenneth McKenzie of U.S. Central Command announced Monday the end of U.S. military presence — just hours before the last flight left Kabul airport.
Gen. Kenneth McKenzie: "We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out ... ."
The Pentagon estimates hundreds of Americans are still in the war-torn country.
Biden's administration announced it will use diplomacy to help rescue the remaining Americans under Taliban control. Senator Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., a former ambassador, slammed Biden for opening a "dangerous new chapter" in Americas's war on terror and leaving Afghanistan as a "cauldron of terror."
With 13 American soldiers dead, U.S. weapons in terrorist hands and hundreds of U.S. citizens under Taliban control, Joe Biden is far from claiming victory after 20 years of war.