FactChecking Biden’s Statements About Afghanistan
Since the Taliban seized control of the Afghanistan capital Kabul on Aug. 15, President Joe Biden has delivered speeches and given interviews to defend his administration’s handling of the U.S. withdrawal that preceded the swift fall of the Afghan government.
Here we look at some of the president’s remarks and how they square with the facts — as we know them at this point.
Al Qaeda Not ‘Gone’ From Afghanistan
In an Aug. 20 press conference, Biden questioned why the U.S. needed to be in Afghanistan. “What interest do we have in...