Biden did not deny a report that U.S. officials provided Taliban with names of Americans, Afghan allies to evacuate.
“There may have been,” Biden acknowledged.
Joe Biden: “there may have been” a list of American and ally names given to the Taliban pic.twitter.com/X28iSuuaUh
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 26, 2021
Bruce Golding of the NY Post wrote in a scathing Op-Ed:
A potentially deadly blunder by President Joe Biden’s administration effectively handed the Taliban a “kill list” to target Afghans who aided the US, according to a report Thursday — and admitted it may have happened when asked later at a White House briefing.
Following the Taliban takeover of Kabul, US officials there gave the Islamic extremist group the names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies so they could be allowed to enter the Taliban-controlled perimeter around the Hamid Karzai International Airport, according to Politico.
The decision was reportedly made despite the Taliban’s notorious reputation for brutally executing Afghans who helped the US military and other Western forces during the war and occupation that followed the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
“Basically, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list,” a US defense official told Politico. “It’s just appalling and shocking and makes you feel unclean.”