On August 15, the Washington Monument located in front of the White House was hit by lightning. The accident took place the same day when the Taliban took control over Afghanistan following the U.S. withdrawal from the country. Just a coincidence but of a very symbolic one.
The Washington Monument was temporarily closed following the accident.
The end of the mission to Afghanistan has already been identified as one of major failures of US foreign policy. The White House had not even commented on the issue yet.
U.S. President Joe Biden is now reportedly en route to the White House where he will finally deliver remarks on the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan. Day after Afghanistan fell.
The delay in his comments was officially explained with Biden being at the Camp David presidential retreat since Friday. However, he could probably speak on air from his residency in the Camp David.
It is more likely that Mr. Biden was looking for words to say to the world after the shameful failure of the U.S. and NATO mission to Afghanistan.
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