Top Taliban leader Anas Haqqani told an Afghan news outlet on Wednesday that it was wrong for the U.S. military to destroy and disable some of the equipment it left behind.
Haqqani felt the gear should have been gifted to the Taliban instead.
“The U.S. had deliberately destroyed military equipment including helicopters, military vehicles, and facilities. For years they called us destroyers. But now you are witnessing those who are destroyers. They have destroyed our national assets,” Haqqani fumed.
The Biden administration certainly did leave a vast treasure trove of U.S. taxpayer-funded weapons and vehicles behind for the Taliban to enjoy. The Taliban held a victory parade to show off mint-condition American fighting vehicles, heavy weapons, and even a helicopter outside the city of Kandahar on Wednesday.
Haqqani’s ire was stirred by social media videos of the Taliban discovering some wrecked U.S. military hardware at the airport in