Even if you give Biden the benefit of the doubt, and say he was just trying to prevent extending the occupation in Afghanistan, his actions afterward made it obvious how little he cares for Americans. He stranded over 100 Americans in hostile territory, and now instead of worrying about their welfare, he is proposing a bill that will cost taxpayers billions for the care of Afghan refugees.
“…the administration is also requesting additional money to address what administration officials called urgent needs: the response to natural disasters as well as the relocation of thousands of Afghan allies after the Taliban took over the country as the U.S. withdrew last month.
The administration is seeking $6.4 billion for sites to process Afghan allies overseas and in the U.S. as well as for security screenings and humanitarian assistance. An administration official said the funding request will support plans for as many as 65,000 vulnerable Afghans to arrive in the U.S. by the end of September and up to 30,000 additional Afghans over the following 12 months.
That money includes $2.4 billion for the Defense Department; $1.3 billion for the State Department, for help with refugee resettlement; $815 million for USAID, for humanitarian assistance; $193 million for the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, to ramp up its capacity to process Afghans and put them on the pathway to legal permanent residence; and $1.7 billion for the Health and Human Services Department to help Afghans build new lives in the U.S.
“The operation to move out of danger and to safety tens of thousands of Afghans at risk, including many who helped us during our two decades in Afghanistan, represents an extraordinary military, diplomatic, security, and humanitarian operation by the U.S. Government,” White House Office of Budget Management Acting Director Shalanda Young wrote Tuesday.”
Biden seems to be a better leader to Aghanis than to Americans right now. He is giving these Afghan refugees primo care and fast-tracking their citizenship but the stranded Americans are practically being swept under the rug.