President Biden assured Americans that the Taliban would not storm the US embassy in Kabul in the same way the North Vietnamese stormed the US embassy in Saigon in 1975, but the footage captured a scene eerily reminiscent of Sunday – completely refuting the confident prediction Biden made last month.
“The Taliban are not the south – the North Vietnamese army. They are not – they are not comparable in terms of ability. There will be no circumstance where you will see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy in the – the United States of Afghanistan It’s not at all comparable, “Biden predicted at a press conference on July 8.
Weeks later, US troops sent helicopters to the embassy in Kabul, rescuing diplomats as the Taliban stormed the building. Photos of the rescue eerily echoed photos of US helicopters rescuing diplomats from the embassy in Saigon in 1975.
“It’s a very serious situation when you see the US Embassy being evacuated,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-LA said Sunday. “In fact, you just heard President Biden say a few days ago that you wouldn’t see helicopters evacuating the embassy like Saigon, and yet here we are. This is President Biden’s time in Saigon. , and unfortunately, it was very predictable. “
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The U.S. House Republican Conference shared video of Biden’s July 8 remarks on Sunday after his prediction was proven wrong.
“There will be no circumstance where you will see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy in the United States from Afghanistan,” Biden said, 38 days before this exact scenario happened.
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken felt the need to say, “This is not Saigon.
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Republicans blasted Biden for going on vacation to Camp David during this crisis. While the president issued a statement on Saturday, he has not addressed the American people since, and has avoided cameras as Americans fled the embassy and the Taliban stormed the presidential palace in Kabul.
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