An Afghan interpreter who helped in the 2008 rescue of then-Sen. Joe Biden and two other senators from a valley in Afghanistan was among the thousands left behind as the commander-in-chief pulled US troops out of the embattled nation, leaving it in the hands of the Taliban.
Mohammed, whose last name has not been revealed as he is still in hiding, gave a message for President Biden through the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.
“Hello Mr. President: Save me and my family,” he said. “Don’t forget me here.”
The interpreter is hiding from the Taliban after attempting to escape Afghanistan for years. He and his family are among the many Afghan allies who were unable to evacuate the country by the time US troops completed their full withdrawal Monday evening.
Asked about his fate Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that she appreciated the man’s role in helping rescue the president — and that the US will try to help him leave Afghanistan. (Read more from “Afghan Interpreter Who Helped Rescue Biden in 2008 Is Now Stranded” HERE)
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