Stephen Miller, a former staffer and speechwriter for former President Donald Trump, informed Fox News host Jesse Watters on Thursday that the “vast majority” of the incoming tens of hundreds of Afghan refugees have “rendered no meaningful assistance” to U.S. forces.
As catastrophe after catastrophe continues to unfold relating to the Biden administration’s horribly mismanaged withdrawal from Afghanistan, one facet they’ve managed to run comparatively seamlessly of late has been flight after flight out of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport stuffed with Afghan refugees desirous to get the heck out of Dodge.
President Biden claimed on August 22 that incoming Afghan nationals all obtain “security screenings” and a “background check,” however this Politifact article acknowledges that many vetting course of particulars aren’t public.
Asked by Watters whether or not he trusts the Biden administration “to vet these people before they touch down on U.S. soil,” Miller responded: “Not in the least.” He then cited his personal authorities sources to say that almost all of the present Afghan nationals who’ve been eliminated to date have had little to nothing to do with serving to U.S. forces on the bottom.
“The notion that we’re going to indiscriminately bring 100,000 into the U.S. and just cross our fingers and hope this works out is just clinically mad.” pic.twitter.com/dgh0cxrIhI
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) August 27, 2021
What I’ve heard from my authorities sources concerning the evacuation is horrifying. Over 100,000 Afghan nationals have been faraway from the nation, the overwhelming majority of whom have rendered no significant help to the United States authorities within the battle effort. The solely frequent thread amongst them is the Taliban allow them to by they usually wish to depart Afghanistan. That’s it. That’s the qualifying standards. This is insanity.
The one factor that Joe Biden mentioned right this moment that was appropriate is that Afghanistan has by no means had a profitable historical past of being a democracy with a robust central authorities. That it has been a sequence of warring tribes. That’s true. It’s been a sequence of fundamentalist extremists killing one another for generations. The notion that we’re going to indiscriminately herald a matter of days 100,000, in different phrases, the scale of a really giant province in Afghanistan, into the United States and simply cross our fingers and hope this works out is clinically mad. We are going to have right here the very same issues they’ve in Afghanistan, and to imagine the rest is solely to disclaim motive and logic.
Acknowledging that certainly “some among them” are real U.S. collaborators, Miller went on to explain a narrative of the gates being opened for a passport holder, thus permitting “dozens of other Afghan nationals” to hurry by and make it on a airplane.
“That kind of thing and similar stories play out all the time,” he mentioned.