(Politicizd) --- In the latest turn of events, it has been confirmed that President Biden has given the Taliban, a detailed list of all potential Afghan evacuees.
The list, presented to help 'aid' the evacuations, has been widely criticized and called an act of stupidity. Further stated, conservatives say the act places illogical trust in a nationally recognized terror group. They also argue that with the Taliban's history of barbaric and erratic behavior, these lists can only endanger American lives.
However, Biden, whose approval ratings have taken a major hit, has defended the lists, saying they have likely already aided the evacuation of many Americans. He later negelcted that idea, and said he wasn’t sure if the lists actually exist.
Meanwhile, the list's existence has been confirmed by American intel and later by Biden himself, with one source adding, that the lists represent an incredible act of stupidity by essentially placing Americans on a kill list.
Former President Trump added to the conversation, telling Fox News that the evacuation lists are essentially a 'kill list' for the Talibans use. He explained,"Now we're giving lists of Americans to the Taliban so now you just knock on the door and grab them and take them out ... What you are watching now is only going to get worse, it can only go one way.'"
An unnamed source from the Defense Department reiterated this, calling the lists a serious 'security lapse' with the potential to go completely sideways. All in all, the lists represent another serious risk to American lives, just days after tragedy, where 12 members of the American military died in a suicide bombing.
Biden, addressed the events taking responsibility while simultaneously pointing the blame at President Trump.
"I bear responsibility for, fundamentally, all that's happened of late... But, you know as well as I do that the former president made a deal with the Taliban to get all American forces out of Afghanistan by May 1."
(President Biden on the current situation in Afghanistan)
The remarks, received mostly negatively, have left many Americans reconsidering Biden's competence as the leader of the free world. In fact, according to FiveThirtyEight, less than 25 percent of Americans approve of Biden's handling of the Afghanistan chaos, and now under 47 percent of Americans approve of his job as President.
The latter, marks a 5 percent drop in approval over the span of just seven days. Relative to the American electorate, that represents a loss of over 4 million votes, enough to tip the scales in 4 out of the last 5 elections.
Yet, many analysts say this is just the beginning, with many issuing great concern for the safety of the people in Afghanistan. Witnesses say, that 60 Afghans have already been killed at the hands of the Taliban, with potentially thousands more at risk.
Nevertheless, the current administration has promised to continue evacuations as best as they can, with Biden declaring, "we're going to continue to try to get you out. It matters. Look, I know of no conflict, as a student of history - no conflict where, when a war was ending, one side was able to guarantee that everyone that wanted to be extracted from that country would get out."
On the other hand, Nikki Haley, the former US ambassador to the UN, demanded that Biden resign or be impeached, joining a long list of Republicans and critics who feel disillusioned with the current direction of the federal government.
Overall, as Afghanistan strays into chaos, critics are becoming increasingly discouraged by the President, worrying that he can no longer preside effectively over the country. Emphasized further, in the most trying time of his presidency, President Biden is in a clear position to either save his reputation or face the consequences of a failed presidential term.