Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to fuck things up.
— Barack Obama
Biden has “been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
— Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense under Barack Obama
Nobody’s being killed
— Joe Biden, a week ago today
Joe Biden recently learned a trick from Kamala. When he’s asked a legitimate question that he doesn’t want to answer, he laughs. This buys him time and maybe even avoids altogether the necessity for an answer. It also exhibits scorn for the questioner for his impertinence in asking the question.
Sometimes it works. But it works less well when the question is about human lives at stake.
It’s all part of his flippancy, snarkiness and gaslighting as he tries to divert attention away from the humanitarian catastrophe that he created in his Afghanistan abandonment. His strategy seems to have been something like “ready, fire, aim.” It was “ready, evacuate the military, then bring them back ill-equipped and badly outnumbered to save some of the civilians.” Civilians that are scattered around a country the size of Texas.
This guy couldn’t organize a company picnic.
When a Democrat reporter hand-picked for a softball interview last week asked Biden about the horrible video of an Afghan teenager falling hundreds of feet from a plane that was taking off, Biden angrily interrupted, “That was four days, five days ago!” as if it was ancient history (actually, it was only two days before the interview).
When a reporter asked a legitimate question of him at a press conference – where he of course was refusing questions – as to what he would do if the evacuation didn’t proceed timely, he snarked to the reporter, “You’ll be the first one I’ll call.” His handlers had cut his microphone because they’re terrified these days that he’ll respond to a question in exactly that way, but the reporters heard and confirmed his snark.
Today the inevitable happened. Biden’s catastrophic handling of the evacuation detonated a bomb, literally. A suicide bomb was detonated at the crowded gates to the civilian airport where the administration had instructed Americans to come for evacuation (while simultaneously telling them they couldn’t guarantee anyone’s safety in getting there, even though the Brits were doing exactly that with their people by sending out armed escorts to retrieve their civilians).
This is all being managed haphazardly from the civilian airport because Biden has already surrendered to the Taliban the U.S. airbase along with a few zillion dollars’ worth of military equipment and weapons stored there and elsewhere. (How long before they point a U.S. made stinger missile at a departing evacuation plane?)
Official casualty reports are that the bomb blew up 12 U.S. Marines and 60-some Afghans. The wounded, maimed and crippled will be hundreds more.
This isn’t funny, and someone who tries to deflect attention from legitimate questions about it with laughter, snark and lies is sick – physically, emotionally or both. Especially if that someone is putatively leader of the free world and the Commander in Chief of the most lethal military in history.
This heartless nincompoop has blood on his hands. Biden killed those 12 brave Marines and those 60 innocent Afghan men, women and children as surely as if he’d been wearing that suicide bomber vest himself.
If we the people allow him to remain in office spilling more blood, then we too will have blood on our hands. Biden must go. We owe that to ourselves and to the world.
Update: The U.S. death toll is now 13, plus another 18 wounded. The Afghan death toll is now over 200.