Biden Relying on Taliban Thugs Giving 'Safe Passage' to Americans Fleeing Afghanistan
Joe Biden said just six weeks ago that the Taliban cannot be trusted
Democrat Joe Biden's administration is now relying on Taliban terrorists to ensure "safe passage" out of Afghanistan for Americans trapped in the country.
The Biden admin is attempting to assure the public that the same armed thugs who toppled the Afghan government while chanting "death to America" will suddenly roll over and let fleeing U.S citizens evacuate to Kabul airport and fly home.
Yet, the conflicting claims from the White House come just six weeks after Biden himself declared that the Taliban cannot be trusted.
During a press conference on Tuesday, national security adviser Jake Sullivan joined White House press secretary Jen Psaki at the podium to repaint the Taliban and civil and understanding of America's wishes.
The two Biden admin officials took questions about the fallout from the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, which gave way to a swift Taliban takeover of the country after a 20-year occupation by allied forces.
Sullivan appeared to suggest that the Taliban will be mindful of basic human rights in Afghanistan.
Sullivan told reporters that the administration expects the Taliban "will have to be watched and observed over time" on whether it is "prepared to meet their obligations to the basic human rights and human dignity of people, to the safe passage of people, to the airport."
"The Taliban have informed us that they are prepared to provide the safe passage of civilians to the airport, and we intend to hold them to that commitment," Sullivan also said during the briefing.
Sullivan noted the administration is "in contact with the Taliban to ensure the safe passage of people to the airport."
Biden was asked just six weeks ago if he trusted the Taliban, to which he replied: "No, I do not trust the Taliban."
Thousands of American civilians remain in Afghanistan awaiting evacuation.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark) told Fox News in an interview on Monday that between "400 and 500 people" contacted his office in a period of between 12 and 18 hours "pleading for assistance."
The calls came after he opened his phone lines up to all Americans stranded "behind Taliban lines."
Meanwhile, Biden admin spokesman John Kirby admitted during an interview on CNN that the White House has "no plan" to help Americans evacuate the country.
Biden Administration spokesman John Kirby told CNN this morning that the Administration has no plans to help Americans hiding in Afghanistan get to the airport to be evacuated. pic.twitter.com/v652nlTljt— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) August 17, 2021