President Biden promised that the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan would not be a hasty rush to the exits.
It would be responsible, deliberate and safe.
But clearly he and his administration misjudged the speed with which the Afghan forces would collapse and the Taliban would take control.
"The jury is still out. But the likelihood there's going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely," Biden said on July 8, but just a month later that appears to be exactly what's happening.