It was up to CENTCOM’s Gen. Kenneth McKenzie to address the press today and call an official end to the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan. The commander-in-chief did issue a statement Monday praising the “unparalleled results” of the airlift of Afghan refugees and American citizens. We always knew the Biden administration would frame this bug-out as a great victory, even though President Biden assured us we wouldn’t be seeing images like those of the fall of Saigon.
The president will address the nation Tuesday afternoon.
President Biden will address the nation on the Afghanistan withdrawal at 1:30pm EDT tomorrow.
— Anders Hagstrom (@Hagstrom_Anders) August 30, 2021
— cldsellars (@cldsellars) August 30, 2021
Right before his afternoon nap
— Jim Harchar 🇺🇸 (@JimHarchar) August 30, 2021
That's 4 o'clock Biden time.
— Rich Weinstein (@phillyrich1) August 30, 2021
Be sure and check your watch and mark your calendar specifically for important events. pic.twitter.com/afG3jnP3t5
— Arlis ⚜️ (@ArlisGumbo) August 30, 2021
Bet he does not take any questions.
— Helen M (@he1entweets) August 30, 2021
No, he will read words written by someone else
— ❌Sharon Wood❌ (@SharonWood1946) August 30, 2021
Thank you, I’ll be sure to miss that.
— Tanna Jones (@tannawj) August 30, 2021
Does he plan to face the camera or will we just see his back.
— Dana Diller (@dsd8100) August 30, 2021
— Matt Chambers (@MattCyChambers) August 30, 2021
Letting the Taliban dictate terms. Disgrace.
— E (@Dointhehonors) August 30, 2021
He’ll reportedly address the hundreds of Americans who weren’t able to make it to the airport for those last flights out before the Taliban’s deadline, saying that it was a unanimous recommendation.
Biden: “Tomorrow afternoon I’ll address the American ppl on my decision not to extend our presence in Afghanistan beyond Aug 31. For now, I’ll report it was the unanimous recommendation of the Joint Chiefs & all our commanders on the ground to end our airlift mission as planned.” pic.twitter.com/xgmWSzn1n1
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) August 30, 2021
"The generals told me to bug out, so if any of the Americans I left behind are hurt or die, it's totally their fault." https://t.co/IxGo6vVyFv
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) August 30, 2021
— Jags Board Game & Movie Guy (@MoviePaul) August 30, 2021
— Ozark Finesse Guy Redux (@DTReeves2) August 30, 2021
All of them should resign.
— Dan Goldwasser (@dgoldwas) August 30, 2021
They should all be fired, or resign in disgrace
— Michael Brennan (@MikeBrennan330) August 30, 2021
— Wiley Thruster (@WileyThruster) August 30, 2021
I thought the buck stopped with Joe
— Lenector (@Lenector1) August 30, 2021
On this I can see the bug out recommendation *if* the security situation is deteriorating and the commanders know they won’t be given authority to repair the situation. At that point it becomes save as many as you can but get out now.
— Mark Noonan (@Mark_E_Noonan) August 30, 2021
I'm shocked he didn't manage to get something about Beau in there.🙄
— dfinney (@dfinney16) August 30, 2021
Is he busy with something else this afternoon, because this is kind of big news.
Biden admin's promise nobody would be ‘stranded’ in Afghanistan has been broken (if ‘trapped’ means the same thing) https://t.co/nsgarjKXZd
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 30, 2021