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Biden to nation: I’ve seen no ‘questioning of our conduct by allies’

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President Biden, flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris and State Department Antony Blinken, addresses the nation Aug. 20, 2021, at the White House (Video screenshot)

Amid sharp bipartisan criticism at home and abroad for his handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Biden told the nation in a live address Friday he will “mobilize every resource necessary” to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies and ensure “that every American who wants to leave can get to the airport.”

“There will be plenty of time to criticize and second guess when this operation is over, but now I’m focused on getting this job done,” he said.

Answering a question from a pre-selected reporter, Biden insisted his has “seen no questioning of our conduct by allies.”

“As a matter of fact I’ve got the exact opposite, (that we have been) acting with dispatch and doing what we said we’d do,” he said.

Strong rebukes, however, have come openly from allies Britian, Germany and others, charging NATO partners were left in the dark as a “catastrophe” developed.

Biden insisted the U.S. has no interest in Afghanistan, arguing the objective of removing al-Qaida and “getting” Osama bin Laden has been accomplished.

“If Bin laden had gone to Yemen, would we have gone to Afghanistan?” he asked.

“You’ve known my position for a long, long time,” he said.

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