— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 21, 2021
The French president, who has been successful in getting his people out of the country including Afghan allies and their families, was quite adamant that Europe and the US couldn’t abandon them. He also said it was our moral responsibility, but that part is not included in the Biden White House readout. Make sense; this all makes him look terrible (via The Guardian):
The White House’s readout of a call between Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron on the crisis in Afghanistan leaves out an impassioned plea from the French president that the US and its allies have a “moral responsibility” to evacuate Afghan allies.
The French government’s readout of the conversation was released on Friday, a day after the call took place, and indicates that Macron emphasised ensuring the safe evacuation of Afghan citizens who assisted American and European troops over the past 20 years at great risk to themselves and their families.
According to the readout, Macron described the mission to evacuate allies as a “moral responsibility” and told Biden: “We cannot abandon them.”
The Élysée said Macron “underlined the absolute need to ensure rapid and concrete coordination among allies on the ground to continue the evacuations”.
The White House version, however, made no mention of a “moral responsibility” to evacuate Afghan allies.
“Perfect phone call” https://t.co/Gcw5Bq5ZBz
— Josh Copen (@joshcopen) August 21, 2021
“The disaster you’re seeing is a result of our planning” is not the slam dunk talking point Bidenworld thinks it is.
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) August 21, 2021
"Biden ignored Boris Johnson’s attempts to speak on the phone for 36+ hours." https://t.co/AWPue3j2la
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 19, 2021