(RightIsRight.co) – Hearts broke around the world as people of all walks of life watched the Taliban take over Afghanistan and ransack the nation’s capital of Kabul. As tens of thousands of Afghans attempted to flee the country, many people felt hopeless, only able to watch the footage unfold on their TVs and phones.
After this, President Joe Biden, the one in charge of the whole debacle, declared that he stood by his decision and that we accomplished our nation’s mission despite the chaos. This statement understandably did not sit right with many Americans.
Widow of CIA Officer Mike Spann Speaks Out Against Biden
CIA Officer Mike Spann died during a prison riot at Mazar-e-Sharif in 2001. He was the first American killed in Afghanistan after our 2001 invasion. On Thursday, August 19, his widow, Sharron Spann spoke with Fox News about Biden’s terrible handling of the situation in the Middle East.
Spann declared she was “deeply disappointed” in Biden’s leadership, saying his “defiant stance…utterly failed at keeping people bigger than the problem.” While the White House may say our “mission was accomplished” in the country, Spann disagrees. Biden’s swift withdrawal of US troops from the country, which allowed the Taliban’s quick takeover, did not protect the vision of military personnel who worked there over the past 20 years.
Spann emphasized how Biden “prioritized a narrow subset of a problem” rather than the people themselves. She finished by highlighting how “unconscionable” it is that the current administration has no real plan to get our citizens and Afghan allies out of the fallen nation.
Aftermath of the Taliban Takeover Won’t Affect Just Afghans
During the interview, Spann reflected on the time she spent in Afghanistan with women and children who thanked her for US involvement in their nation. The women felt like “prisoners in their own homes” under Taliban rule before the US stepped in to rid the nation of terrorists. Now, as the Taliban is running things once again, what’s to become of those women and children?
While the Taliban promised to support women’s rights “within the framework of Shariah,” few believe that statement. Watching Afghans cling to the landing gear of aircraft taking off at the Hamid Karzai International Airport near Kabul made clear the nation’s deep-set fear of the Taliban and its power.
The World Mourns
As the world watches and waits to see what will happen, tens of thousands of Afghans, especially women and girls, are living their lives in fear. Similarly, just as many Americans who gave decades of their lives to protect that country are watching their work disappear right before their eyes.
Hopefully, our military men and women who are currently deployed to Afghanistan will help with the swift removal of those we can protect and can provide a bit of hope for those left in the nation.
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