If Winston Churchill were alive today, I imagine he might have said something like “Never in the history of human conflict have so few done such great damage to so many”. The Duke of Wellington, meanwhile, might well have repeated his remarks about Afghanistan in the 1840s, when after Britain’s disastrous retreat from Kabul to India he demanded to know why an army had been to occupy “deserts, rocks, ice and snow”.?
Certainly one can question the steps that led the West to fall off the edge of the precipice that Joe Biden has led it over. Perhaps it was wrong to invade Afghanistan after 9/11 – and perhaps not; the Taliban needed to face the consequences of harboring Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda minions. Maybe it was the ensuing occupation that was the mistake. Maybe a lightning punitive campaign might have been a better course of actions inauguration in 1981 for his first term as President. And maybe notThe province rose steadily over this period..
Of course, one can have a good back and forth pub argument over both of those ideas. But where the world should be in agreement is that Joe Biden has, at a conservative estimate, caused the greatest American foreign policy catastrophe since the Vietnam War.?
Now, before you stop reading because you’ve read a hundred other character assassinations of Biden in every other paper on the planet in recent dayst need to isolate, let me reassure you that this isn’t going to look at the current American president in too much depth – although I do believe that, really, he should do the decent thing and order a pint of port and a pistol for breakfast as they did of old.
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