If the disaster of Biden’s presidency — and worst of all, his Afghanistan disaster — has reinforced anything to those who of us who have warned from the early days of his equally disastrous presidential campaign about the likely consequences of that guy getting anywhere near the Oval Office, it is the following.
While Biden has bloviated (mostly lied) about everything he has “accomplished” as a career politician in Washington D.C., his “Barney Fife” boast that he has “nearly 50 years of foreign policy experience” now rings as hollow as anything Corn Pop’s pal has ever bragged about. And most of all, there is this reality:
There is all the difference in the world between 50 years of experience and 50 years of competency.
And when it comes to incompetency, the current occupant of the White House checks all the boxes, including installing equally inept people in his administration; one of the best examples being Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Calling Blinken a hapless clown would be a disservice to hapless clowns.
From my colleague streiff’s prophetic observations in November 2020 that Blinken and Biden “represent decades of unmitigated failure,” making them “an ideal foreign policy team” [sarc], to Jake Tapper’s brutal interview with Blinken earlier this month, which my colleague Nick Arama noted at the time “shows how delusional Team Biden is on Afghanistan,” this never-ready-for-prime-time player is as incompetent as anyone else in Joe’s starting lineup. And that’s saying a hell of a lot.
Here’s Blinken with NBC dweeb Chuck Todd on yesterday’s episode of “Meet the Press,” assuring the know-it-all host that the Biden administration has assurance from the Taliban all Americans — and even Afghans — who want to leave that hellhole after Biden, Austin, Milley & Co. officially skedaddles out of town will have the freedom to do so.
Uh-huh. How ’bout we survey Afghan citizens to find out how many of them believe that’s going to happen?
Anyway, here’s Tony — sounding as confident and competent as he can.
Let me tell you this. First, just yesterday a very senior Taliban official went on television and radio across the country and repeatedly assure people in Afghanistan that they would have the freedom to travel after August 31. He even specifically said those who worked for the Americans — and those who want to leave for whatever reason — will have that freedom. [ROFL emoji]
Now, of course, we don’t take the Taliban — [Stop the tape. Tony! Get your ‘Joe,’ on, man! It’s “Tollybahn.” Ask your boss.] — at their word; we take them by their deed. And that’s what we’re going to be looking to.
We have more than 100 countries — 114 countries — who signed on to a statement we initiated, making clear the international community expects the Taliban to make good on the commitment to continue to let people leave the country after August 31.
That freedom of travel is essential to the international community’s expectations of the Taliban going forward.
Tony, Tony, Tony, Tony.
Joe Biden's Secretary of State Antony Blinken: “We’ll be looking to” the Taliban to allow trapped Americans to leave after Biden’s Afghanistan deadline pic.twitter.com/Pk3JTkJrYe
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 29, 2021
Dude. C’mon. Serious question. Which of the following is it?
You actually do — stupidly and inexplicably — “take the word” of a brutal Islamist extremist organization that burns women to death and forcibly “marries” 12-year-olds, in addition to innumerable other unspeakable atrocities? I mean, after all, — it’s not like we haven’t already seen the terrible consequences of Team Biden’s trust in the Taliban’s word, right?
Or, Biden & Co. believe that just enough Americans are stupid enough to take you guys at your word, and then, after the ruthless bastards violate pledges they had no intention of honoring when they were made, you guys will just trot out to televisions cameras and make up more crap?
Perhaps, to buy more time? The 2022 midterms are just around the corner, you know.
Or, finally — as is the case with untold numbers of COVID-positive illegal aliens continuing to stream across our southern border, as we speak, only to be promptly shipped to undisclosed locations around the country — you people don’t give a damn, Tony — one way or the other.
Given that I know Democrats better than these disingenuous hypocrites know themselves or are willing to admit, I’m gonna go out on a limb and pick “C” — with a healthy dose of “B” tossed in — just to keep it real.
The Democrat Party’s blind deference to every country on the planet — except Israel — other than America, at our purposeful expense, is legendary. (See: “Globalism,” “Barack Obama.”) Democrats revere the United Nations, the European Union, China, and the rest of the meaningless “international community” — meaningless in the sense that the usage of “community” to describe a bunch of disparate countries, many of which loathe or fear one or more of the others; all of which make zero pretenses about being part of a cohesive community with common interests and/or objectives.
Ah, but in the collective minds of the Democrat Party?
The “international community” is the be-all and end-all of life as we know it on the planet. This ridiculous belief has no basis in fact. Not even conceivably. Moreover, Blinken’s equally ridiculous reference to the international community’s “expectations” of the Taliban about anything is laugh-out-loud ridiculous.
First, if the world has learned anything about Islamist extremism over the past 20 years it’s that brutal organizations like al Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS, Boko Haram, and others don’t give a damn what anybody thinks about what they do — except for their warped vision of Allah, of course.
Failure — or refusal — to understand this simple reality can be described as nothing better than ignorance; willfully so, or otherwise.
Moreover, to paraphrase Hillary, at this point, what difference does it make?
Less than a week after the terrorist attack in Kabul that left 13 American service members dead, along with more than a reported 170 Afghan men, women, and children, Biden has authorized two drone strikes, with suspect results, and his administration has failed to release the names of the terrorists reportedly killed — or the number of Afghan civilians reportedly killed by either or both attacks.
So, there we have the answer (so far) to “so what?” from the most powerful country on the planet. One can only wonder about the resolve, let alone respective capabilities — of those 114 countries on Barney— er, Antony Blinken’s list as we move further down the list.
This entire catastrophic fiasco lays solely at the feet of Joe “The buck stops here but Trump made me do it and it’s Afghanistan’s fault, anyway” Biden. Biden and his cast of hapless Barneys trot out to television cameras daily, like someone who snuck up behind you, without warning, and pushed you into a deep well.
Not to worry though. Biden and his Barneys dutifully (desperately) show up at that well, every day — multiple times — with all the sincerity of a used car salesman, and tell you how diligently they’re working, 24×7, to rescue you from the well, bless their hearts.
That is, of course, until they stop. Because they have to go home. For good. For no other reason than they decided ahead of time how long they’d stick around and do their “best” to get you out of that well.
And then? You’re on your own.
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