In 2008, an Afghan interpreter was among those who helped rescue then-Sen. Joe Biden and other sitting members of Congress when their helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in a remote area of the country.
Now, according to the Washington Examiner, he’s begging for the Biden administration to rescue him, as he remains trapped in the Taliban-controlled country of Afghanistan. While the White House has promised to get him out, it remains unclear how, exactly, they plan on making good on that promise.
Identified by The Wall Street Journal as “Mohammed,” the interpreter was quoted on Tuesday as saying, “Hello Mr. President: Save me and my family. Don’t forget me here.”
The Examiner reported that White House press secretary Jen Psaki promised to rescue Mohammed but offered little in the way of details, saying, “Our message to him is thank you for fighting by our side for the last 20 years.”
“We will get you out”
“Thank you for the role you played in helping a number of my favorite people out of a snowstorm and for all of the work you did,” Psaki added. “We will get you out, we will honor your service, and we’re committed to doing exactly that.”
Fox & Friends co-host Pete Hegseth is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, and he recently expressed outrage over how Mohammed has been treated, thus far.
“There are some defining moments of crises, right?” Hegseth began. “One of them is Marine Lt. Col Stuart Scheller demanding accountability and yet he’s the only one that’s fired. This is one of those.”
“Joe Biden says we’ll leave no one behind, U.S. citizens and allies, yet Joe Biden leaves the very ally that was there for him personally in 2008 in the mountains of Afghanistan when he was stranded on a helicopter,” Hegseth said.
The Fox News host added: “And a unit had to go out and get him and Mohammed, then 36 years old, volunteers to drive through the snow in Taliban country to go get 3 senators, one of which would be a future president.”
“It didn’t have to be this way”
“And when you read about what his fellow vets said about him, one vet said, ‘If you could only held one Afghan, choose Mohammed. He earned it.'”
“The haste with which we left is the reason why Mohammeds are left behind, one of which saved the life of the president of the United States, Hegseth said. He concluded by adding: “It didn’t have to be this way. Yes, we airlifted hundreds of thousands, but we did so in a hasty manner, not vetting many of them, and we left guys like Mohammed behind.”
It’s truly a shame that Mohammed was left behind, out of all people. It’s as much of a shame as it is that hundreds — perhaps more — American citizens and green card holders remain trapped in a country now controlled by ruthless, barbaric terrorists who are pretending to be friendly for the time being.