Afghanistan Fell to the Taliban One-Year Ago Today

Aug. 15, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the one year anniversary of the fall of Kabul, Afghanistan to the Taliban following the U.S. military withdrawal:

“Today, August 15, 2022 marks the one year anniversary of the fall of Kabul to the Taliban.  Afghanistan fell to the Taliban directly due to the Biden administration’s withdrawal of American air support against advancing Taliban troops in spring 2021.  This was coupled with public assurances to the Afghan leaders that we would back them in the fight, even as we were working directly with the Taliban in their takeover of the country.

“The two plus weeks following the fall of Kabul mark one of the darkest moments in U.S. history with images of desperate Afghans falling from airplanes trying to get out and murdered Afghan allies being hung from helicopters and showcased to the city and the world.

“And finally, there are at least 84 American citizens who remain trapped in Afghanistan a year later as of last month, according to a House Republican report and finds that the Biden administration left behind hundreds more Americans and thousands more green-card holders in its speedy retreat than previously revealed, who have effectively become hostages of the Taliban or else they’d be home already.

“During the second half of August, Americans for Limited Government will have a couple of exclusive interviews with people who worked to protect our nation’s honor and keep our commitments to those Afghan citizens who committed to freedom and were targeted to die as a result.  We will also remember the 13 American service members who died on August 26th in a bombing attack by a terrorist released from the prison at Al Bagram Air Base when the Biden administration surrendered it with no apparent plan on how to deal with the fallout.”

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