Biden’s interconnected foreign policy disasters show his weak leadership puts Americans at risk
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By now, many will have heard about Joe Biden’s recent disastrous foreign policies. It started with Iraq, when his staff and the Obama administration insisted on the wrong decision in the war, and it continues with Ukraine and is now China. These are not isolated acts of error, and they are not mistakes anyone can get away with. They are a dangerous pattern that puts America’s interests and reputation at risk.
This is the third or fourth article I’ve written about the Biden fiasco. I hope I’ve gotten most of it across. But I think I’ve missed several important things, and I’d like to get your reactions to three that I’ve left out.
First, it’s interesting to me that the Biden crowd seems to be trying to blame Barack Obama for all these problems, but not Obama for at least one, that of Ukraine. In the past four months, the U.S. intelligence community has reported that Ukrainian officials interfered in the 2016 election, in violation of U.S. and Ukrainian law. That’s not all, of course. The U.S. government has been telling Congress all about it for years. In 2017, Democrats on the House of Representatives and House Intelligence Committee held hearings on the topic.
Second, I think it’s important to understand that Biden is not only inexperienced in foreign policy but he’s a liability for Democratic candidates who take up the cause. I’ve often written about my own view that the Democrat Party should avoid taking up the cause of foreign policy because too often it ends up hurting the other side, because the U.S. is perceived as too sympathetic with the other side. This is a risk to Democratic voters who might think that the U.S. doesn’t fight hard enough against the other side. So I’m all for Democrats avoiding the issue. But I think the party has to do the right thing and avoid taking up the cause of foreign policy, including the issue of the Ukraine interference, if it’s going to have a good shot of winning the next presidential election.
And third, I think it’s important that we understand that