In September, the Biden Administration told Americans that about 100 citizens were left in Afghanistan. Last week, the State Department said the number was actually 363. This weej, the Pentagon says that number is actually 450! Of the nearly 450 Americans, the Administration has confirmed that 196 want to escape – a number that is … Continue reading Biden admin wildly undercounts number of Americans trapped in Afghanistan
In the aftermath of the chaotic and haphazard U.S. withdrawal, in which thousands of SIV applicants were shamefully left behind, these same Afghans are at grave risk, vulnerable to retaliation from the Taliban due to their association with the United States.
The President’s own account of the decision to withdraw does not match the sworn testimony of his top military advisors.
Lawmakers emphasized the drone strike that killed ten innocent civilians, including seven children, was unnecessary and conducted only because President Biden promised retaliatory action, and expressed major concerns about the Administration’s “over-the-horizon” capabilities in Afghanistan.
Biden lied when he told the American people that nobody urged him to keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan. Under oath, General McKenzie flatly contradicted the President.
Nearly 70% of Americans think that President Biden and his administration handled the Afghanistan withdrawal badly, but apparently, that number doesn’t include the Democrat candidates for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.
The amendment would direct the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to investigate the withdrawal of U.S. and allied forces from Afghanistan with an emphasis on understanding what military equipment was left behind in Afghanistan, whether the Taliban have control of that equipment, and whether it is being moved or sold to third parties.
Hundreds of Americans and thousands of Afghan allies are still stranded in Afghanistan because of Biden’s botched withdrawal – and Senate Democrats’ number one priority is not hurting Joe Biden politically.
The withdrawal from Afghanistan has been an unmitigated disaster that cost the lives of 13 U.S. service members and left Americans stranded. It is vital for Congress and the American public to understand what happened in Afghanistan, if accurate intelligence was being communicated across government, and if President Biden acted in accordance with that intelligence.
Oversight Republicans initially requested a hearing with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan. Committee Democrats ignored the request and have failed to hold the Biden Administration accountable.