The Afghanistan story just keeps getting worse. When Joe Biden withdrew our troops from the country in July, he was warned that it was a bad idea. Since then, the Taliban have swept the land, capturing it for their own. Americans are stranded, and it’s “almost a certainty” many will remain stranded when Biden finishes withdrawing our troops — and ending evacuation efforts — by the end of the month as the Taliban demands. On top of that, Biden refused to send troops to help Americans get to the evacuation point from the surrounding area even though the Taliban is blocking roads to the airport and there have been reports of Americans being brutally beaten in the streets. The situation is bad — but now we have learned that things are worse than we imagined. According to a Pentagon spokesman, thousands of ISIS prisoners were released in Biden’s Afghanistan disaster.
As the Taliban began to take control of the country in July, one of the 11 U.S. bases they captured had an unexpected gift for the terrorist group — namely thousands of ISIS prisoners the U.S. had captured. And according to Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, they have been released.
It happened when Biden ordered troops to abandon the Bagram Air Base. The base itself just had a lot of nifty toys the Taliban wants, like some of the aircraft they used to build an air force. However, the area surrounding Bagram contains two prisons which held thousands of terrorist prisoners. Biden chose not to relocate the prisoners anywhere else, so they were released by the Taliban.
“How many ISIS-K prisoners were left at Bagram and are believed to have been released from the prison there and why weren’t they removed before the US pulled out – to some place like Gitmo?” a reporter asked Kirby on Friday. Kirby says he “doesn’t know the exact number” — a phrase that is becoming standard with the Biden administration. But he says it’s in the “thousands.”
Biden has made America less safe by creating and then ignoring the crisis at our border. But his Afghanistan disaster has made not only America less safe, but the world. It’s high past time for him to resign or for the 25th Amendment to be invoked to rid our country of Joe Biden once and for all.