White House press flack Jen Psaki has admitted that it is likely that there will be American citizens still stranded in Afghanistan after 31 August. Indeed, given the current progress in the evacuations, there will probably be thousands of Americans who want out and who can’t get out by 1 September.
There were only 52 American hostages trapped in Tehran in 1979/80.
You know that thing about Carter’s second term being the best case scenario. It was clearly too optimistic.