Taliban recreates WW2 photo; mocks UStext_fields
Mocking the famous World War 2 photograph of US troops raising the US flag atop Mount Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima in 1945, the Taliban has released a likewise posed photo. The photo shows the Taliban's commando unit Badri 313 wearing full camouflage and US-made tactical gear and recreating the photograph. Many outraged Americans, particularly conservatives, have found this to be the ultimate insult, Russia Today reported.
Much of the outrage is focused on US Commander-in-Chief and President Joe Biden. Biden has been facing mounting criticism for the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, thereby putting American and allies' lives in danger.
"Biden must resign or be impeached and removed," said television commentator John Cardillo.
"This just keeps getting worse and worse!" added podcast host and a former Navy SEAL, Jonathan Gilliam.
"This is Joe Biden's legacy for all the world to see," Congresswoman Elise Stefanik said.
"We're a laughing stock of the world," said conservative columnist and former TV host Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Republican senator John McCain.
Biden, meanwhile, has been resisting the criticism blaming the Afghan leadership and military for failing to stand up to the Taliban. The US military has done all it could for Afghanistan in its 20-year occupation of the country, he added.