Former President Donald Trump offered a military plan to the Biden administration suggesting that they get “every penny” of U.S. equipment away from the Taliban or “bomb the hell” out of the country, according to The Washington Examiner.
Included in the former president’s recommendation was the reclaiming of tanks, trucks, weapons, and other gear left behind by U.S. forces currently in the possession of terrorists in Afghanistan.
“Never in history has a withdrawal from war been handled so badly or incompetently as the Biden Administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan,” Trump wrote in an email statement on Monday.
“In addition to the obvious, ALL EQUIPMENT should be demanded to be immediately returned to the United States, and that includes every penny of the $85 billion dollars in cost.”
This isn’t the first time the former president has called out the current Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces over his treatment of the withdrawal of forces form the Middle East country, this time, however, he seems focused on an alternative plan that should be put in place.
United States forces met the Taliban imposed deadline of troop withdrawal, but in doing so left behind what is estimated hundreds of thousands of pieces of military equipment that is now available to Taliban.
Much of our equipment left in Afghanistan is now in the Taliban's hands. Former President Trump says we need to prioritize destroying all of the equipment left behind – we cannot let the enemy use it against us! #VarneyCo #Trump pic.twitter.com/sh22WYRltJ
— Varney & Co. (@Varneyco) August 31, 2021
Some reports estimate that armories of 360,000 rifles to thousands of trucks and Humvees along with a number of helicopters are included in the loot the violent terrorist organization could have access to, according to a Government Accountability Office report.
“If it is not handed back, we should either go in with unequivocal Military force and get it, or at least bomb the hell out of it,” Trump said of the seized U.S. equipment on Monday. “Nobody ever thought such stupidity, as this feeble-brained withdrawal, was possible!”