Biden’s State Department is now scrapping their insane plans to charge American citizens stuck in Afghanistan up to $2,000 to be evacuated out of the Taliban hell-hole Biden helped create:
NY POST – The State Department was forced to scrap a widely excoriated plan to bill US citizens $2,000 or more for their evacuation flights from Kabul.
The hefty price tag drew social media outrage Thursday after it gained public notice.
“In these unique circumstances, we have no intention of seeking any reimbursement from those fleeing Afghanistan,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement provided to The Post.
The cost was publicly posted to a State Department website on Saturday but went largely unnoticed before it was highlighted by Politico’s military-focused newsletter Thursday.
An unnamed State Department spokesman initially stood by the charge, telling Politico that “U.S. law requires that evacuation assistance to private U.S. citizens or third country nationals be provided ‘on a reimbursable basis to the maximum extent practicable.’”
But the cost drew widespread condemnation,including from actress Angelina Jolie.
Whatever your views on the war in Afghanistan, we probably agree on one thing: it should not have ended this way,” Angelina Jolie wrote in an op-ed she wrote for TIME magazine on Friday, adding that as an American, she is “ashamed by the manner of our leaving.”
The Eternals star added that “appearing to cut and run, and abandoning our allies and supporters in the most chaotic way imaginable, after so many years of effort and sacrifice, is a betrayal and a failure impossible to fully understand.”
“It diminishes us,” Jolie affirmed. “We have lost leverage to influence what now happens in Afghanistan.”
The Maleficent star also created an Instagram account on Friday, explaining that she joined the social media platform because “the people of Afghanistan are losing their ability to communicate on social media,” so she wants to share their stories, as well as “the voices of those across the globe who are fighting for their basic human rights.”