A sailor was on his way off the ship for a much anticipated liberty, but had to get past an hornery chief first. Naturally the chief looked him up and down and pronounced “Get a haircut.”
Dejected, he knew there were probably 5 others ahead of him with the same orders. Rounding the corner he saw that the line was actually longer than that.
Thinking quickly, he went back and presented himself to the chief and said… “How do my shoes look NOW?”
“They’ll do. Get goin’.”
Biden’s speech today attempted the same misdirection. He assertively defended the decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, as if that were actually at issue.
Hey. It wasn’t even your IDEA. We all KNOW we need to get our troops out of Afghanistan. The problem was the total lack of planning, the sloppy execution, and the massive failure to recognize the respective capabilities of the Taliban or the Afghan Security Force.
Meanwhile, back in July….
Joe assured us this would be nothing like the fall of Saigon.
No. It’s even worse. They thought they had weeks, when they had hours.
You can’t boldly state “I’m the president of the United States, and the buck stops with me” while simultaneously blaming your failure on Trump, Obama, the Afghans, and everyone BUT yourself.
But hey Joe, your shoes look just fine.