President Joe Biden has been nearly silent about Afghanistan after the U.S. military’s departure despite his promises to help those in need.
The report comes as the U.N. reported over 90% of the Afghan population is without sufficient food.
Hey, Remember When Biden Pledged to “Continue to Support the Afghan People’? https://t.co/chxW9jfcG4
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) July 19, 2022
“Let me be clear: We will continue to support the Afghan people through diplomacy, international influence, and humanitarian aid. We’ll continue to push for regional diplomacy and engagement to prevent violence and instability,” Biden said in August.
“We’ll continue to speak out for basic rights of the Afghan people, especially women and girls, as we speak out for women and girls all around the globe. And I’ve been clear that human rights will be the center of our foreign policy,” he added.
One year ago today, Joe Biden held one of the most embarrassing press conferences in American history, claiming it was “highly unlikely” the Taliban would take over Afghanistan.
One month later, it happened. pic.twitter.com/avaAMhTFxs
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 8, 2022
The current situation
The Wall Street Journal reported about the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan since America’s departure.
“The U.N. says over 90 percent of the Afghan population isn’t eating sufficiently and that nearly half of the population is facing acute hunger. Families have resorted to selling their children or their organs to survive. The worst drought in decades has compounded the crisis,” it wrote.
“’The current humanitarian crisis could kill far more Afghans than the past 20 years of war,’ warned the International Rescue Committee, a nongovernmental organization that has been providing assistance in Afghanistan for decades,” the report added.
The massive contrast between promises made and not kept marks a major difference between Biden’s time in office and former President Donald Trump.
Known as the “promises made, promises kept” president, Trump often followed through on commitments in ways rarely seen among political leaders.
Biden’s ongoing problems in Afghanistan and on other issues may cause major issues for Democrats at the November midterms as Republicans hope to regain an advantage in Congress.