In a stunning and brave move, (now former) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has resurfaced in the United Arab Emirates after leaving his people to die at the hands of murderous terrorists.
Yep, that guy managed to get $169 million in U.S. Benjamins out of the nation. Sadly, not all of his cash would fit in his convoy and escape helicopter.
The U.A.E. foreign ministry confirmed Wednesday that Ghani was being welcomed into the country on humanitarian grounds. Ghani initially fled across the Afghan border into Tajikistan with a handful of close advisors as the Taliban encircled Kabul, eventually capturing the capital city.
Apparently, the Afghan people are ticked for some odd reason.
Like a true modern politician, Ghani said that fleeing like a coward with pallets full of cash was actually the right move for his people.
Ghani defended his decision to leave on social media over the weekend, writing that "countless of my countrymen would be martyred and Kabul would face destruction" if he had stayed.
Oh. Well, I'm sure he's not just acting in self interest––
Bloomberg reported that the Afghan government had reached a two-week ceasefire deal with the Taliban on the condition that the president would step down and pave the way for a Taliban takeover of the government, but that deal fell through when Ghani instead decided to leave the country.
So much for having stones of steel. Hope the guy enjoys his Emirati mansion and his boatload of cash!
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