I don't believe Americans in Afghanistan were given prior warning about the withdrawal, and if they were any distance from the Kabul airport, it has obviously been difficult or impossible to get there qiuickly - or at all. I'm alarmed by the administration using language such as those Americans who wish to leave. It sounds like groundwork for claiming that any American left behind wanted to remain. Commonsense dictates that only a minute fraction of people would want to remain behind as a tyrannical regime tightens its noose around an entire society. I also don't trust the State Department's numbers. But maybe that's just me.