[Ed. – Yes, their brutalization of women has been very businesslike.]
The United States on Thursday praised the Taliban as businesslike and cooperative in facilitating the first evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan since the US military withdrawal.
The departure from Kabul to Doha on a chartered Qatar Airways flight Thursday marked “a positive first step” with the new regime, National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne said.
“The Taliban have been cooperative in facilitating the departure of American citizens and lawful permanent residents on charter flights from HKIA,” she said in a statement, referring to Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport.
“They have shown flexibility, and they have been businesslike and professional in our dealings with them in this effort.”
More than 30 US citizens or permanent residents were invited to board the flight but US officials are verifying how many ultimately boarded, State Department spokesman Ned Price said.