Well, naturally. How could anyone admit to themselves that their policies had caused the deaths of probably thousands of people who had tried to help us?
According to Secretary of State Antony Blinken:
Let me say a few words also about those Afghans who applied for – or may be eligible for – Special Immigrant Visas. There have been questions about the backlog of SIV applicants and why more of these men and women weren’t already out of Afghanistan by the time the evacuation operation began. So let me give you a little bit more context on this.
When we took office, we inherited a backlog of more than 17,000 SIV applicants. The program was basically in a dead stall. There had not been a single interview of an SIV applicant in Kabul in the nine months prior to us taking office going back to March of 2020.
Is that so? THEN WHY DID YOU LEAVE THE COUNTRY BEFORE THIS WAS FIXED?
I mean, the logic-stretching here is an incredible thing to behold.