Latest False Fact-checks in Afghanistan Viral image stated on October 8, 2023 in a Facebook post: Video shows an “inflatable decoy plane” at the Kabul airport in 2021. Instagram posts stated on January 26, 2023 in a video: The amount the U.S. has spent in Ukraine is “double the U.S. expenditure for its own war in Afghanistan.” Joe Biden stated on December 16, 2022 in a speech: Says he has been to “Afghanistan, Iraq and those areas” twice as president. Joe Biden stated on December 12, 2021 in an interview with Rita Braver of CBS: “I’ve been against that war in Afghanistan from the very beginning.” Facebook posts stated on October 27, 2021 in social media posts: President Joe Biden withdrew troops from Afghanistan “simply because of Trump Derangement Syndrome and they wanted to reverse any policy that Trump had implemented.” Facebook posts stated on September 1, 2021 in Facebook posts: News cameras “shut off” just as Biden was asked if he gave the Taliban a “hit list” of evacuating American and Afghan officials. Charles Schumer stated on September 3, 2021 in an interview with WSYR-TV: “All” Americans in Afghanistan who “have wanted to come out have come out.” The Gateway Pundit stated on August 27, 2021 in a Facebook post: U.S. veteran group rescued Afghan allies “behind Biden’s back.” X posts stated on August 30, 2021 in tweets: A video shows the “Taliban hanging someone from a helicopter.” Viral image stated on August 27, 2021 in a Facebook post: Photos show the U.S. service members killed in a 2021 suicide bombing in Kabul. Facebook posts stated on August 20, 2021 in a Facebook post: Says a U.S. Air Force-insignia plane evacuating people from Afghanistan is fake. Viral image stated on August 22, 2021 in a Facebook post: Says Donald Trump said, “Do not be distracted by all this going on in Afghanistan. Always keep one eye on Washington D.C. A magician always distracts his audience.” Joe Biden stated on August 20, 2021 in remarks: Al-Qaida is “gone” from Afghanistan. Viral image stated on August 17, 2021 in a viral image: The Biden administration “gifted the Taliban with $80 billion-plus” in military-grade weapons but now “wants your 9mm pistols.” Viral image stated on August 18, 2021 in a Facebook post: Says Al Jazeera tweeted, “#BreakingNews Taliban started abducting minor girls from their home. The parents who are refusing to give their daughters to Taliban are being killed by Taliban fighters.” Facebook posts stated on August 18, 2021 in a Facebook post: 229 Christian missionaries were sentenced to death in Afghanistan. Viral image stated on August 17, 2021 in an Instagram post: Video shows Afghan riding on plane engine. Viral image stated on August 16, 2021 in an Instagram post: Says Malala Yousafzai “is silent about the cries of women and children suffering at the hands of the Taliban.” Viral image stated on August 16, 2021 in an Instagram post: “Biden’s teleprompter told him to ‘LEAVE NOW’ when his speech was concluded.” Viral image stated on August 15, 2021 in an Instagram post: Says CNN said “Taliban fighters responsibly wearing masks.” Viral image stated on August 16, 2021 in an Instagram post: Says CNN and other news organizations tweeted that a journalist was executed in Kabul by Taliban fighters. Viral image stated on August 15, 2021 in a Facebook post: Photo shows CNN chyron about Afghanistan that says, “Violent but mostly peaceful transfer of power.” Facebook posts stated on February 15, 2021 in a Facebook post: Says Joe Biden “helps build Afghanistan’s pipeline.” Facebook posts stated on February 2, 2020 in a Facebook post: A list of 11 names are “Marines that gave their lives this week for everyone in this country. There is no media for them, not even a mention of their names.” Viral image stated on January 6, 2020 in a Facebook post: Says Joe Biden "murdered U.S. Navy Seals." Todd Wilcox stated on May 20, 2016 in a newspaper interview: "I can tell you that the enhanced interrogation techniques that have since been banned by this administration — specifically waterboarding — work." Donald Trump stated on January 10, 2016 in Ottumwa, Iowa, on NBC's "Meet the Press": The five Guantanamo detainees swapped for Bowe Bergdahl are "back on the battlefield." Dick Cheney stated on December 14, 2014 in comments on NBC's "Meet the Press": Says Saddam Hussein "had a 10-year relationship with al-Qaida." Chain email stated on April 24, 2014 in a chain email: "More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before." Leticia Van de Putte stated on May 1, 2013 in remarks on the floor of the Texas Senate.: Says only about 250 Texans have been killed in action since 9/11.