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Pentagon Spokesman Downplays Seriousness of Americans Stranded in Afghanistan, Says It Happens 'All the Time'

Added 08-31-21 10:45:05am EST - “'The State Department is going to continue to work across many different levers to facilitate that transportation,' Kirby said Monday.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Pentagon Spokesman Downplays Americans Stranded in Afghanistan, Says It Happens 'All the Time'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Department of Defense press secretary John Kirby seemed to brush off concerns about Americans being left behind in Afghanistan during an MSNBC interview Tuesday morning, saying Americans get stranded in countries “all the time.”

Kirby was asked about as many as 200 Americans stuck in Afghanistan in the wake of the Biden administration’s chaotic withdrawal from that country.

“It’s not completely unlike the way we do it elsewhere around the world,” he responded.

Jen Psaki, August 23: “I think it’s irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not.” pic.twitter.com/syyDJT9P6N

The words also contradicted those of White House press secretary Jen Psaki. During her news briefing on Aug. 23, Psaki said, “I think it’s irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not.”

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