Washington Post Fact-Checker Calls Out Biden’s Afghanistan Military Lie: ‘The President Is Misleading Americans’


President Joe Biden flunked the test of truth when he repeatedly embellished the size of the Afghan army that failed to hold against the Taliban. That was the conclusion Wednesday from Washington Post “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler, who used the word “bogus” to describe Biden’s assertion, repeated multiple times when he announced his decision to leave the Afghan army on its own, that the Afghan government had 300,000 troops available to fight off the Taliban. Kessler noted, for example, that on Monday, Biden compared the Afghan army favorably with NATO nations. “We trained and equipped an Afghan military force of some 300,000 strong — incredibly well equipped — a force larger in size than the militaries of many of our NATO allies,” Biden said. Kessler, widely considered by conservative media to be biased in Biden’s favor, wasn’t buying it. “This is an inflated number,” Kessler wrote. “The president is including police forces, which are not part of the military and have often heightened insecurity with their tactics.” Kessler wrote that the core of the army could be only a tenth as large as what Biden said existed.

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