Philip Bump of The Washington Post–the reporter who argues that information should be hidden from the public–would be proud of the Biden Administration. They are actively hiding evidence of what they are doing with the $1.1 billion they have been sending to the Taliban.
Wait, what? We are sending money to the Taliban? You know, those folks kicking girls out of school, executing our allies, killing people for being gay, and having just killed a bunch of our troops?
Yes, those Taliban.
It turns out that the United States is still the largest provider of foreign aid to Afghanistan, and the Biden Administration is working assiduously and against the law to hide what is happening with that cash. AYFKM?
The facts come the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). SIGAR was created in 2008 in the Defense Authorization Act because everything having to do with Afghanistan was corrupt and unaccountable. Congress finally decided that it needed an objective 3rd party to monitor what the hell was happening to all that money.
Earlier this week SIGAR dropped a bombshell–one that clearly didn’t hit the media since they ignored it in favor of defaming Republicans. They flat out stated that the Biden Administration is obstructing and breaking the law:
To Congress, the Secretaries of State and Defense, and the American people,
I am pleased to submit SIGAR’s 57th quarterly report on the status of reconstruction in Afghanistan.
The United States remains Afghanistan’s single largest donor, having provided more than $1.1 billion in assistance to support the Afghan people since the Taliban’s takeover in August 2021. However, SIGAR, for the first time in its history is unable this quarter to provide Congress and the American people with a full accounting of this U.S. government spending due to the noncooperation of several U.S. government agencies. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which administers the majority of U.S. government spending for Afghanistan, and the Treasury Department refused to cooperate with SIGAR in any capacity, while the State Department was selective in the information it provided pursuant to SIGAR’s audit and quarterly data requests, sharing high-level funding data but not details of agency-supported programs in Afghanistan. This is in direct violation of Section 1229(h)(5)(A) of the NDAA for FY 2008 (requiring the agencies to provide information and assistance upon request) and Section 6(c)(1) of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended.
SIGAR has notified Congress of this matter
Idiot me, I never for a moment thought that the United States would be funneling money to the evil and medieval Taliban, sworn enemies of the United States and hideous oppressors of their own people. But of course Biden has been shoveling cash to Iran, which is all about “Death to America,” so I guess I should have expected it. Stop the Iran Nuclear Deal, Click Here>>
At a time when the media and the Democrat establishment–oops, I repeat myself–are screaming at the top of their lungs about how democracy is threatened by having an election and allowing citizens to vote–the Administration is also actively violating a law in order to hide their support for our enemies.
That’s not me saying that. That is SIGAR.
For 14 years, under Republicans and Democrats, SIGAR has been able to do its job. Biden loses Afghanistan to the Taliban, continues to shovel money in their direction despite horrendous human rights abuses, and now is hiding what he is doing with all that cash. Perhaps sending parts for all the military equipment he gifted the Taliban? Probably not, but they won’t say.
It’s hard to see this as incompetence, or negligence, or any other standard excuse for government failure. If SIGAR could do its job unobstructed for that long and now suddenly face obstacles due to noncooperation, it is obviously intentional.
They are hiding something bad. Really bad.
Congress has to get to the bottom of it when they reconvene with a Republican majority next year.