On Thursday, reporter Jake Turx asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki where President Joe Biden's "swift and forceful response" was, since that is what he promised in response to any attack on the airport in Kabul.
Turx asked Psaki, “Was this an attack? Were our forces targeted? Was this at the airport? Were our operations disrupted? And if, indeed, it was, would this quality as a ‘swift and forceful’ response?”
Psaki replied, “I think the president just addressed exactly that, when he said, ‘We will not forgive, we will not forget, and we will hunt you down.'”
When Turx pressed for more answers, Psaki replied, “I don’t think he could have been more clear.”
— Belaaz (@TheBelaaz) August 26, 2021
Earlier on Thursday, more than 10 marines were killed and more than two dozen injured after a suicide bomber attacked the airport. Terrorist group ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the attack.
On Aug. 20, Biden promised,“[A]ny attack on our forces or disruption of our operations at the airport will be met with a swift and forceful response. We’re also keeping a close watch on any potential terrorist threat at or around the airport, including from the ISIS affiliates in Afghanistan who were released from prison when the prisons were emptied.”
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