The U.S. federal government’s biggest talent is wasting money extorted from its people.
The Biden administration should teach a master class in wasting American taxpayer dollars.
According to a scathing report, the Biden regime has provided $2.35 billion to the Taliban since the chaotic 2021 withdrawal.
“That’s according to a new report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), released to the public on Tuesday,” Daily Mail reports.
Biden administration has given $2.35 BILLION to the Taliban since the withdrawal:
Over the past two decades, $147.06 billion in US funding has been appropriated to the war-torn Middle Eastern nation
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— Annie Lotto (@Non_MSM_News) August 9, 2023
And there’s another $1.7 billion in available funds for potential disbursement, the outlet noted.
It’s absolutely insane how much taxpayer money the federal government spends on other countries.
Our government pumps billions of dollars to other countries while the United States crumbles from the inside.
Daily Mail reports:
The total amount of money appropriated for ‘reconstruction and related activities’ since 2002 dwarfs the figure from fiscal year 2022 and 2023. Over the past two decades, $147.06 billion in US funding has been appropriated to the war-torn Middle Eastern nation.
The funds that have been appropriated since the Taliban takeover in 2021 flow through non-governmental organizations and other groups working on reconstruction projects. But with the Taliban wielding control over nearly every sector of the economy, it’s more than likely a portion of those coffers have ended up in their hands.
In April SIGAR head John Sopko told the House Foreign Affairs Committee he ‘cannot assure this committee or the American taxpayer we are not currently funding the Taliban.’
Sopko also said the Biden administration had stonewalled his probe and refused to hand over documents to track the flow of cash under the Taliban.
The report cited another analysis from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) that found the Taliban views aid, particularly that from the United Nations (UN), as a ‘revenue stream.’
The Taliban are ‘pushing for ever-increasing degrees of credit and control over the delivery of aid from the UN,’ the report found.
‘According to multiple UN officials across different agencies, the Taliban have effectively infiltrated and influenced most UN-managed assistance programming,’ it said.
Just the News noted the United States is the “single largest donor” to the United Nations’ Afghanistan humanitarian response, totaling $74.4 million since the 2021 withdrawal.
United States is 'single largest donor' to UN Afghan aid since Taliban takeover, watchdog says | Just The News https://t.co/mhvaGJuZb2
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) August 9, 2023
From Just the News:
The Taliban is pushing to control aid further even as the group is accused of harboring terrorists and committing atrocious human rights violations, according to the report.
In the first three months of 2023 alone, “a UN monitoring task force verified 315 grave violations against children, including killing and maiming,” the report states.
Read the full Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR) report HERE.