Just when it seemed that the news couldn’t get worse for the Biden administration’s handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, a new development has made it look that much worse.
As you may recall, last month, the Biden administration conducted the worst possible extraction of forces and American citizens since the Vietnam War.
An untold number of Americans were left behind in Afghanistan as the 20-year war came to a close, as well as citizens from allied countries and an estimated $80 billion in military weapons and equipment.
But now it is being reported that only 3% of the 60,000 people evacuated from the country were Afghans who helped America during the war.
That’s right, the Biden administration abandoned those who risked their lives, and those of their family members, in the hopes that we would win the war.
This administration continues to be a disgrace.
Why would any group or individuals ever help us during a conflict again if this is how they can expect to be treated? Our word is no longer sacred.
And nearly all the people who helped us had applied for special immigrant visas (SIV) to emigrate to the United States. As of May, NBC News reported that 90% of the 20,000 Afghans eligible applied for SIV’s.
During Congressional testimony this week, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said the following:
“Of the over 60,000 individuals who have been brought into the United States [from Afghanistan]—and I will give you approximate figures and I will verify them, approximately 7 percent have been United States citizens. Approximately 6 percent have been lawful permanent residents. Approximately 3 percent have been individuals who are in receipt of the special immigrant visas.”
This begs the question: Who the hell are the other 97% of folks who have been transported to the United States?
Well, according to Mayorkas, “The balance of that population are individuals whose applications have not yet been processed for approval who may qualify as SIVs and have not yet applied, who qualify or would qualify—I should say—as P-1 or P-2 refugees who have been employed by the united states government in Afghanistan and are otherwise vulnerable afghan[sic] nationals, such as journalists, human rights advocates, et cetera.”
So, basically, that’s a roundabout way of saying none of these Afghans were properly vetted.
Yet more evidence of the Biden administration’s incompetence.
If President Biden had listened to experts and non-experts alike, who warned him against withdrawing too early, there would have been time to properly vet these folks, and the Taliban wouldn’t be in power now.
These are some of the harsh lessons that our military and future leaders will need to learn from Biden’s Afghan boondoggle.
Apparently, Biden hadn’t read a history textbook about the fall of Saigon in 1975 during the Ford administration.
Heck, he didn’t even need to pick up a textbook. He’s so old that he was already in the Senate at the time the Vietnam War ended.
So far, those evacuated to America are posing risks to Americans.
In Ft. McCoy, in Wisconsin, immigrants are being allowed to come and go as they please without supervision, and two Afghan men have been charged with felonies.
According to ABC 12 in Wisconsin, “the indictment, Bahrullah Noori, 20, sexually assaulted more than one minor while at Fort McCoy.
He was charged with one count of attempting to engage in a sexual act with a minor using force against that person and three counts of engaging in a sexual act with a minor, with one count alleging the use of force.
The indictment alleges the victims were younger than 16 years old and were at least four years younger than Noori.
Mohammad Haroon Imaad, 32, was charged with assaulting his spouse by strangling and suffocating her.
The indictment alleged the assault occurred on Sept. 7, 2021.
According to a criminal complaint, the victim told investigators Imaad ‘threatened to send her back to Afghanistan where the Taliban could deal with her.’”
This is what incompetent leadership gets us.
But hey, at least we no longer have meant tweets, so we’ve got that going for us…