President Joe Biden has said he stands “squarely” behind the US exit from Afghanistan as he faces withering criticism over the Taliban’s lightning conquest of the war-torn country.
“How many more American lives is it worth?” said the president.
He said despite the “gut-wrenching” scenes in Kabul “there is never a good time to withdraw US forces”.
On Sunday the Taliban declared victory after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled and his government collapsed.
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