At least 13 U.S. troops and a hundred Afghans lost their lives August 29th, when the Kabul airport bombing attack occurred as the U.S. Forces were working to evacuate by the August 31st deadline. The assumed terrorist led Biden to make a public statement of “We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.” Now, after further investigation into who were the victims of the deadly retaliation bomb, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie now says it is “unlikely” to have hit ISIS-K as intended–but instead, has killed at least 10 civilians, mostly children. He went on to claim it “was a mistake,” as the announcement aired today. The U.S. Central Command, continuing to address The Department of Defense, known as the Pentagon, extended his apology before closing out.
Kabul is currently under severe conditions as the Taliban enforces control over the formerly known U.S. ally. I’ve covered a summary of the Taliban and the U.S’ relationship with Afghanistan here.
It is disheartening to hear about the lives that’ve been lost to this series of tragedies. What will be the result of this mistake? After this, will America be the one who wasn’t forgiven?