Hundreds of Afghanis fleeing the Taliban are forced to line up behind barbed wire at Kabul Airport today
They waited to board flights out of the country under the guns of Afghan guards and US Apache helicopters
Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes to convene a meeting of G7 world leaders at the 'earliest opportunity'
12 military flights take off from Kabul today, including three UK planes as MoD tries to get out 7,000 people
President Joe Biden has been slammed for the chaotic retreat which his critics said had 'humiliated' the US
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'F*** that. Nixon and Kissinger got away with it in Vietnam': What Biden told Obama's special representative for Afghanistan he thought of America's obligations to the Afghan people
A diary entry from Richard Holbrooke suggests that Biden was intent on pulling out of Afghanistan more than a decade ago when he was VP
Biden compared pulling out of Afghanistan with the US exit of Vietnam in 1973
The then-vice president reportedly said: 'F*** that, we don't have to worry about that. We did it in Vietnam, Nixon and Kissinger got away with it'
Biden on Monday defended his decision to bring home U.S. troops
The rapid US withdrawal from Afghanistan that has left the gate open for the Taliban to surge to power may come as a surprise to some, but President Joe Biden has been in favor of pulling out for years.
In 2010, Biden reportedly told Richard Holbrooke, then Obama's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, that the US had to leave Afghanistan regardless of the cost for the Afghan people.
According to Holbrooke, when Biden was asked about America's obligation to maintain their presence in Afghanistan to protect vulnerable civilians, he scornfully replied by referencing the US exit from southeast Asia in 1973.
'F*** that, we don't have to worry about that. We did it in Vietnam, Nixon and Kissinger got away with it.'
Biden has defended his decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, despite harsh criticism over the botched execution and claims that he ignored intelligence community warnings that Kabul could quickly fall to the Taliban.