President Joe Biden is set to speak Monday afternoon on the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban — cutting short his vacation at Camp David in order to address the latest developments.
On Sunday President Ashraf Ghani fled the country and the Taliban took Kabul, even holding a press conference inside the presidential palace.
In the past few days comments Biden made mere weeks ago have gotten renewed attention. At a press conference in July the president said it’s “highly unlikely” the Taliban will be “overrunning everything and owning the whole country.”
When asked at the time about potential parallels to Vietnam, he said, “There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of