The President of the United States has broken his silence on the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, backing in his decision to leave the country to the Taliban.
“How many more generations of America’s daughters and sons would you have me send to fight Afghanistans’ civil war when Afghan troops will not?” Joe Biden asked.
It comes as horror scenes are seen in Kabul, of crowds of Afghanis trying to get onto planes at the airport.
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Most disturbingly, some clung to the wheels of aircraft as they took off, then falling to their deaths when the plane was in the air.
Women and girls are already been taken from their homes to be ‘married off’ to Taliban soldiers.
The US President admitted that the Taliban takeover happened much quicker than they had anticipated, but they won’t be staying behind to fight a civil war.
“How many more lives – American lives – is it worth? How many endless rows of headstones at Arlington National Cemetary? I’m clear on my answer,” he said.
US troops are still helping with evacuations of diplomats at the moment, an operation that Australian forces are also trying to help with.
While many who served in the 20-year conflict are now questioning whether or not it was even worth it.
Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton told The Today Show that it’s an extremely difficult situation.