Following a disastrous withdrawal that resulted in the killing of 13 American service personnel, President Joe Biden insisted that he would “support the Afghan people.”
Despite that pledge, a new report revealed that many in the country are suffering, with some being forced to sell their organs.
Biden promised to focus on human rights following Afghan pullout
In an article published on Monday, National Review contributor Jim Geraghty highlighted the contrast between Biden’s words and the conditions that people in Afghanistan are currently facing.
Geraghty began by quoting remarks that the president made at the White House last August as the last American troops departed from Afghanistan.
“Let me be clear: We will continue to support the Afghan people through diplomacy, international influence, and humanitarian aid,” Biden declared, stressing that he would “continue to push for regional diplomacy and engagement to prevent violence and instability.”
“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,” Biden promised.
What’s more, the president also claimed that “human rights will be the center” of his administration’s approach to foreign policy.
Children and organs are being sold on Afghanistan’s black market
However, Geraghty then linked to a Wall Street Journal piece from Monday which cited U.N. data as saying that “over 90% of the Afghan population isn’t eating sufficiently and that nearly half of the population is facing acute hunger.”
Particularly shocking are the desperate lengths that some in the Central Asian nation are resorting to, with some Afghans selling their children and others offering their organs. One man who was interviewed admitted to selling his son’s kidney on the black market.
The International Rescue Committee is a nongovernmental entity providing assistance in Afghanistan, and it was quoted as saying, “The current humanitarian crisis could kill far more Afghans than the past 20 years of war.”
Geraghty concluded with a scathing assessment of Biden’s record, complaining, “President Biden has barely mentioned Afghanistan since that August speech. Nothing this guy says matters.”
“What he says is just pretty words that he reads off a teleprompter, it has no connection to what U.S. policies actually are.”