President Joe Biden is moving on from his summer crises. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the Americans he stranded in Afghanistan.
Biden is “hoping to turn the page” on those Americans, in the words of the Associated Press. It’s no wonder why that’s the case: Biden is a cynical politician who is willing to disregard his responsibilities as a president in order to achieve his domestic agenda. After all, what are a few hundred American hostages to the Taliban when there is infrastructure and new social programs to spend money on?
And those Americans are hostages. Six planes are ready to take 19 U.S. citizens and two permanent residents, among hundreds of others, out of Afghanistan. Two of those planes are at an airport in northern Afghanistan, but the Taliban won’t let them leave. A congressional source told CBS News that “the Taliban is basically holding them hostage to get more out of the