Biden has been touting his evacuation ‘airlift’ as though it was one of the greatest achievements in American history, almost dismissing the fact that he left Americans behind. His partisan media army have been treating it just like Biden wants:
The royal flush of Ron Klain Retweets.
Klain retweeting Joy Reid retweeting Jennifer Rubin, who is comparing the airlift from Kabul to Schindler’s list.
An absurd comparison for so many reasons. pic.twitter.com/6VGHB4WsBI
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) August 30, 2021
But as we all know, Biden left hundreds of Americans behind, including 24 school students we reported on this morning.
But he didn’t just leave Americans behind. It turns out that Biden’s state department is now admitting that out of the more than 116k evacuated from Afghanistan, the majority of our Afghan allies, who assisted the US government over the last 20 years, have also been left behind:
A Senior @StateDept offl acknowledged for 1st time today that the majority of Afghans who helped the US Gov't over last 20 yrs didn't make it out of Kabul. Asked about SIV applicants left behind, the offl said while they couldn't provide a # "it's the majority of them."
— Abigail Williams (@Abs_NBC) September 1, 2021
The U.S. left behind the majority of Afghan allies who had applied for visas to escape reprisal from the Taliban, a senior State Department official said https://t.co/9biZ1HF56g
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) September 1, 2021
Here’s more from the WSJ:
The U.S. left behind the majority of Afghan interpreters and others who applied for visas to flee Afghanistan, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, despite frantic efforts to evacuate those at risk of Taliban retribution in the final weeks of the airlift.
In the early days of the evacuation effort, thousands of Afghans crowded Kabul’s airport seeking a way to flee the country. Some made it through without paperwork, while American citizens and visa applicants were unable to enter.
The U.S. still doesn’t have reliable data on who was evacuated, nor for what type of visas they may qualify, the official said, but initial assessments suggested most visa applicants didn’t make it through the crush at the airport.
“I would say it’s the majority of them,” the official said. “Just based on anecdotal information about the populations we were able to support.”
Over 20,000 Afghans who had applied for the Special Immigrant Visa program remained in Afghanistan when Kabul fell to the Taliban on Aug. 15, according to advocacy groups and congressional officials.
Including their family members, as many as 100,000 Afghans may be eligible for relocation.
“Everybody who lived it is haunted by the choices we had to make and by the people we were not able to help,” the official added.
Just who the hell did we actually evacuate? They’re saying we got somewhere in the neighborhood of 5k Americans out. Who made up the other 110k people we flew out since August 14th?
There really does need to be a congressional investigation to get to the bottom of just how bad Biden screwed this up. There are so many unanswered questions that he needs to account for. Not to mention why he tried to get the Afghan president to lie about the Taliban.