President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan has hit quite a few snags, to put it charitably. Of all the things to mess up, the botching of the evacuation of Americans from Kabul has to be considered the biggest failure of the operation.
As things stand now, there are an unknown number of Americans in Afghanistan trying to get out. Some estimates put the number between 10-15,000. The State Department says it doesn’t know the exact number because Americans traveling abroad are not required to declare where they are, but they apparently have a list of at least five thousand Americans they’ve been in contact with.