September 8, 2021
Right on schedule, the corporate-Democrat media is furiously rewriting the recent history of the Biden administration in Afghanistan (something I predicted just last week).
If it weren’t so stunningly dishonest, their dedication to this White House of buffoons would be impressive…
Joe may occasionally wander off lost into the bushes in the Rose Garden with the Secret Service trying to usher him inside or start mumbling nonsense when the prompter font size isn’t big enough. But some of the biggest news organizations want you to believe he is a modern-day Talleyrand when it comes to his foreign-policy acumen.
For a quick review… There are still hundreds (the exact number is unknown) of American citizens stranded in Afghanistan, left behind by the Biden team.
Are we supposed to have forgotten the scenes of chaos at Kabul airport from August? The Afghan people running onto runways and even clinging to the landing gear of transport planes while they took off in the most hectic, ignominious evacuation since the fall of Saigon?
Don’t believe your lying eyes, the Left-wing media tells you. They already have an explanation for what was going on during the mass evacuation of Americans from a country that we had been building up for 20 years and then collapsed in the blink of an eye… It was all part of the brilliant plan!
Going under the vertical “News Analysis,” the New York Times (which you may recall at one point was considered a serious journalistic enterprise) published a piece over the weekend titled “In Afghan Withdrawal, A Biden Doctrine Surfaces.”
In the chaotic finale of America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan, a Biden Doctrine is emerging: a foreign policy that avoids the aggressive tactics of forever wars and nation-building, while uniting allies against the authoritarianism of rising powers.
This deluded propaganda in the aftermath of failure in Afghanistan would be hilarious if the situation weren’t so dire.
Policy: Foreign to Joe
A “Biden doctrine” is supposedly emerging now? Joe Biden has been working in foreign policy for decades. Former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates wrote in a 2014 memoir that Biden was “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issues over the past four decades.” The line was memorable because it was so glaringly accurate.
But the corporate-Democrat media wants you to forget all that. They are scribes for the DNC, and they’re hard at work to bend reality to the will of the Left. Despite their best efforts, some of their analysis of Biden’s nonexistent “doctrine” shows the signs of intellectual strain. The analysis in the Times goes on to explain the inexplicable haphazard Afghanistan withdrawal:
But the disordered ending to the war has laid bare the strains inherent in Mr. Biden’s foreign policy, which calls for a return to protecting human rights and promoting democracy, but only when consistent with U.S. goals.
In what way has Biden or his foreign policy team (most exemplified by the hyperqualified but deeply unimpressive Secretary of State Tony Blinken) shown any particular ability in this realm?
More from the article…
The Biden Doctrine sees China as America’s existential competitor, Russia as a disrupter, Iran and North Korea as nuclear proliferators, cyberthreats as ever-evolving and terrorism as spreading far beyond Afghanistan.
This, as the kids would say, is Captain-Obvious-level stuff… Writing that “Biden sees China as our existential competitor” is something they would teach in a high school global politics class on the first day.
Sure, cyberthreats are evolving – nobody doubts that. But in what way does Biden have a unique (or even coherent) philosophy that addresses any of this?
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The Story That’s Left
The Afghanistan disconnect began last month, when the White House narrative did not match the chaos that was actually happening on the ground… resulting in an administration that seemed out of touch.
Chris Purdy, the project manager of the coalition that helped to evacuate people from Afghanistan, claimed the violence in Kabul compared with the calm Biden and his team were projecting was “the definition of gaslighting.”
In a sense, none of this is surprising… Biden was vice president for eight years under an administration with a foreign policy that was indefensibly feckless and weak.
Remember “leading from behind” from the Obama administration’s foray in Libya? And on North Korea’s increasingly ominous missile program, the same Obama administration rebranded sitting around and waiting as “strategic patience.” To anyone not caught up in the worship of “all things Obama,” the absurdity of it all was self-evident.
For those in the media desperate to turn around Biden’s falling poll numbers, there’s not much to work with. They’ve got a president who has failed beyond even the expectations of his harshest critics in year one.
The U.S.-Mexico Border, COVID-19 policy, crime in cities, a stalled economy, and now the Afghanistan withdrawal mess – all combine to create a growing perception of Biden as a failure, no matter what his toadies at the New York Times call it.
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