Fmr. CIA Analyst Matt Zeller: Trump Admin. Is ‘as Complicit as the Taliban Are in These People’s Deaths’
ZELLER: “Stephen Miller is wrong. We made them a promise. People like him have been spending the last four years of the Trump Administration purposely trying to prevent these people from getting here. I want to go on one more point about this. This is critical. The reason why all these people are stuck in Afghanistan right now is because the visa program that was created to get them here, it was purposely shut down by the Trump Administration for the last four years. Now, the Obama Administration has plenty to blame on that. They were not an effective processor for the first four years that they held office. But the latter four years of the Obama Administration, its second term, they actually got the program functioning pretty well. The Trump Administration came in and purposely destroyed it. The reason why all of these Afghans were stuck in Afghanistan for as long as they were in the first place is because those people made sure they couldn’t get out. As I said before, they’re as complicit as the Taliban are in these people’s deaths."