Fact-checking Biden's claim that Afghans didn't want to leave

Posted on AllSides August 19th, 2021
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The Biden administration has been working to mitigate the fallout from the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban's surprisingly swift takeover of the country. As scenes of Afghans desperate to leave went viral, President Joe Biden announced Monday that the US military will provide assistance to evacuate more Afghans eligible for special immigration visas and their families to the US. Although Biden and his administration have been criticized for not taking this action sooner, he sought to deflect the blame.

"I know there are concerns about why we did not begin evacuating...

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