Does anybody remember the helicopters lifting people from the roof of the US Embassy in Vietnam? We might be seeing the beginning of a repeat.
Here from the BBC is Gen. Allen's statement on the retreat:
Gen Allen said he condemned the attack, adding: "We will pursue all leads to find the person responsible. The perpetrator of this attack is a coward whose actions will not go unanswered."
He added: "For obvious force protection reasons, I have also taken immediate measures to recall all other Isaf personnel working in ministries in and around Kabul."