The Biden doctrine: A backwards foreign policy
Category: Op/EdBy: vic-eldred • one month ago • 10 comments
Link to quote: FLASHBACK: Obama Defense Sec. says Biden as VP was wrong on nearly every big foreign policy issue | Fox News
To add some context to the quote above:
In a memoir, Gates alleged Biden had been "wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades."
Gates said he stood by that statement when asked about it during a May 2019 interview with CBS’ Face the Nation .
"I think I stand by that statement," Gates said. "He and I agreed on some key issues in the Obama administration. We disagreed significantly on Afghanistan and some other issues. I think that the vice president had some issues with the military. So how he would get along with the senior military, and what that relationship would be, I just -- I think, it -- it would depend on the personalities at the time."
FLASHBACK: Obama Defense Sec. says Biden as VP was wrong on nearly every big foreign policy issue | Fox News
It was not just Biden who had issues with the military but his mentor, Obama had some as well. However, it is the foreign policy of Joe Biden that has been so damaging to the US and its allies. Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan was an unmitigated disaster in every way and it had a profound influence on this nation's enemies. He displayed weakness and a lack of empathy for the US military, American citizens and our allies. The lesson was not lost on Vladimir Putin. Not only did Biden give Putin the confidence to move against Ukraine, but he gave Putin the means as well. When Donald Trump left office oil on the world market was approximately $40 a barrel. After Biden's assault on US oil producers the price rose to $100 a barrel and Putin had the money to finance his war.
BTW if there is anyone interested in the finer military details of that war, there is a war gaming co (believe it or not) that specializes in animated updates on military operations. Here is the latest update:
There is no need to delve into Biden's policy on China. Representatives from China flew spy missions over the US and have basically thumbed their noses at Biden. There was that moment when Biden said we would defend Taiwan and all the puppet masters had to explain what he really meant. I'm sure that Xi wants another Biden term.
That brings us to Biden's crisis in the middle east. On October 7th America's most loyal ally was brutally attacked. Biden did the right thing in announcing that he would support Israel. To a degree he has shown solidarity, however the American left which controls the democrat party has put a lot of pressure on Biden to force Israel into an early cease fire. That is not only bad policy but immoral as we would be aiding the genocidal murderers who attacked Israel. Biden is now doing just that.
What is equally bad is the corner that Biden has now painted himself into by refusing to retaliate in an appropriate manner to attacks on US military bases and US Navy warships. By only retaliating against supply depots and empty warehouses Biden has emboldened Iran and its proxies in the region. Now it will not only take an appropriate response to get them to stop the attacks, but it may also take massive retaliation.
Biden said "don't" and they did many times over. Most recently Iran itself has fired missiles close to a US Embassy killing civilians, two Navy Seals are missing in operations in the Gulf and a US tanker has been hit. We have members here who defend Biden's backward policy. Maybe it is time to admit that Gates was right.