Almost 20 months have passed since President Biden’s botched “withdrawal” from Afghanistan. It’s long past time that we hold our government officials accountable for their failures – especially the failures that cost American lives and the lives of our allies.
I was part of the team that conducted the first successful overland rescue mission of Americans from Afghanistan after the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Against all odds, our team saved four American citizens – a woman named Mariam and her three children – even with the Biden administration working against our efforts.
While the government could have helped support the rescue and safety of Americans, they instead chose to thwart numerous rescue attempts. But our team would not be deterred from completing our mission. The U.S. government was an impediment, not an ally, but that didn’t stop them from trying to take credit after the fact.
Mariam’s family had been told again and again to go to the Kabul airport, or to other rendezvous points that would have left them at the mercy of the Taliban, because the Biden administration allowed our enemies to provide the ring of “security” around the airport, and American evacuees had to face dangerous…