Apparently, the folks at Good Morning America are giving Biden a pass for the absolute failure in leadership he demonstrated as he destabilized Afghanistan with a deadly withdrawal. During a segment, host Ian Pannell went on about how 90% of the country now faces starvation since the US pulled out. Pannell spoke about the hardships the average Afghan now faces but failed to mention one crucial detail—It was Biden’s leadership that caused much of their suffering.
Reporting from the country, he explained, “One year after America’s withdrawal lapsed into chaos, one year since the Taliban’s victory, Afghanistan is isolated, sadder, and hungrier than ever.”
Pannell then showed several troubling images of Afghan children reportedly starving, “this is the image to remember today, not the Taliban celebrating, but babies dying from hunger. More than 90 percent of Afghans no longer have enough to eat. The youngest and weakest struggling to survive in the new Afghanistan.”
He added, “One year after America’s withdrawal lapsed into chaos, one year since the Taliban’s victory, Afghanistan is isolated, sadder, and hungrier than ever.”
While the rest of the world holds Biden responsible for the current growing threat that Afghanistan has become, the people at GMA didn’t find it savory enough to mention his name even once.
Pannell struggled, but manage to end the segment on a lighter note, “there is actually hope despite that bleak picture. Women defying Taliban on the street, girls going to secret schools. This is a very different country from 20 years ago. Even the Taliban has smartphones. The country is connected to the outside world and they can see what’s going on. Yes, there are broken promises, but, Robin, not broken spirits.”
A new report released by Amnesty International on Tuesday, titled “Death in Slow Motion: Women and Girls Under Taliban,” corroborates her claim, stating that “the rates of child, early and forced marriage in Afghanistan appear to have surged” under the Taliban rule—Who could have guessed? Certainly not Biden.