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Incommunicado: The Biden Administration Speaks Neither to Allies nor Americans (But Gives Lists to the Taliban)

AMAC Exclusive by David P. Deavel

bidenThe man who many predicted would restore the place of the U. S. on the world stage that President Trump supposedly ruined has brought shame and dishonor on the presidency and our country. “President Joe Biden phoned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday,” the U.K.’s Daily Mail reported on August 17, “hours after it was revealed he hadn’t phoned any allies since the fall of Kabul set off frantic efforts to evacuate American and allied personnel.”

Let that sink in for a moment. The President of the United States, having completely bungled the withdrawal of our troops from a country in which not only thousands of Americans but also thousands of our allies were now stuck, had not even called the leaders of those allies whom we had stranded. British papers reported that not only had the British military been kept completely in the dark about American withdrawal details, but that Boris Johnson had been attempting to contact Biden for 36 hours. Is it any wonder that the British Parliament held Mr. Biden in contempt?

The Biden Administration was hailed from its beginnings as the return of the “adults,” but the events of the still-new-but-definitely-not-shiny Biden presidency have revealed a grave crisis in understanding. “Feeling overwhelming gratitude for the adults in the room,” tweeted the militant left-wing atheist writer Sam Harris on January 20, 2021. He wasn’t alone. Last week, Harris had the intestinal fortitude to retweet his original comments with the new message that he was “Publicly eating these words…syllable by syllable.” Adults understand that they need to keep allies in the loop, at the very least. The catastrophe of our bungled withdrawal and effective surrender of Afghanistan to the Taliban has many sides to it, but one that cannot be stressed enough is that the Biden administration acted like a teenager who smashed up the car and hid in his room rather than admit what he had done.

Many people accused President Trump of wanting to break up NATO by demanding that members pay their fair share, but President Biden may actually have accomplished it by alienating them from the United States.

Historically speaking, American presidents have kept in constant touch with allies, using the phone (ever since it was put in the White House by Herbert Hoover) more and more as cables connected the continents and then satellites made international calls more reliable. Though the famous Washington-Moscow “hotline” used by the White House from 1963 until into the Reagan administration was actually a teletype machine for sending messages, the telephone became increasingly important in the late-twentieth century despite the difficulties in communication in foreign languages and the differing perceptions of how tricky phone calls can be interpreted by both sides. Richard Nixon, despite dealing with the Watergate scandal, famously kept in very close contact with Israel’s Golda Meir during the Yom Kippur War of 1973, and aided her with an airlift of materiel and supplies. Ultimately, in historian Stephen Ambrose’s words, he succeeded in “saving Israel.”

This habit of calling our allies and keeping in constant touch in times of crisis continued through President Trump’s time. Though critics of Barack Obama’s presidency noted how he failed to do enough telephone diplomacy with allies in periods of calm, nevertheless the 2014 crises in Ukraine and the Middle East found President Obama and also then-Vice President Joe Biden constantly on the phone with leaders from around the world.

President Trump was from the get-go on the phone constantly with world leaders. He dared to speak to Taiwan’s president early on, angering the Chinese and also American figures eager to please them. While conventional critics scored his informal and sometimes “frank and candid” (as the euphemism is used for politicians favored by media) conversations with figures such as Canada’s Justin Trudeau, Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s Emmanuel Macron, and Australia’s Scott Morrison, it was clear that he actually was talking to them—and he got results. When Trump decided to pull out of Syria, he talked to the upset Macron numerous times. Trump’s pull-out of military advisers from Syria in October 2019 was widely decried, especially by Macron. But evidence of the kind of disaster facing us today was not present. Kenneth Timmerman argued at the time that Trump’s decision, communicated to unhappy allies, was the right one: “By targeting Erdogan financially, legally and undermining his legitimacy, President Trump has done more to help the Kurds than his critics with their crocodile tears. And for now, he is winning.”

Biden was advertised, early on, as continuing this tradition of keeping in touch. Perhaps, given his approach to things, personal in a similar if not the same way as President Trump, he would make American diplomacy a kinder and gentler version of the Trump way. CNN reporters announced on January 22 one long series of glad-handing talks with world leaders. The truth in this might have been in the CNN anecdote that began the story about Biden reminiscing about eating many meals with Chinese President Xi Jinping. President Biden apparently has more time for the Chinese President than he does for the Prime Minister of one of our closest allies. Alas, this matched President Obama’s penchant for prioritizing conversations with Iran over our traditional allies.

But what Americans paying attention soon found out was that Mr. Biden was perhaps too busy eating ice cream cones to do the telephonic glad-handing. Kamala Harris was reported to be the one making customary calls to heads of state. Perhaps she should have kept it up if Mr. Biden himself was going to give up communicating in the way he has done.

It is not just communication with our allies that shows neither Mr. Biden nor apparently Ms. Harris are the adults in the room. They have shown by their communication with our enemies and the American people the disaster we face. Politico’s report that the Administration shared the names of American and Afghan evacuees with the Taliban, to which it has entrusted a great deal of our “security,” was not contradicted by the President in his August 27 address to the American people.

That address, as Scott Johnson of Powerline said, was filled with remarks that were “pathetic and stupid” and gave “human form to our humiliation.” Instead of restoring confidence in our allies and in our country, the Biden presidency brings us shame and fear. A president who cannot communicate with his allies or his own fellow Americans but can provide the names of Americans to the terrorist cabal whom we invaded a country to remove is not a man to be trusted. A new poll from Rasmussen shows fewer than 40 percent of Americans think President Biden is in charge.

Given his performance, the wonder is that it is so many.

David P. Deavel is editor of Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, co-director of the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy, and a visiting professor at the University of St. Thomas (MN). He is the co-host of the Deep Down Things podcast.

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Benjamin Cirucci
3 months ago

This is a sad time for Americans thanks to President Biden. He can full control of Afghanistan and the capital but Biden did it his way. Removing our troops before the civilians???? plus leaving all of our equipment….weapons to them??? I can’t see not one thing to be a good move. From being in charge we now have to beg them to let our people come home???

John
2 months ago

Biden and his military advisers should all be impeached and prosecuted for high crimes, treason and stupidity leading to death and disaster. They are supporting our enemy (gave them a terrorist safe haven – Afghanistan, and supplied them with $85 billion of the most advanced military weaponry in the world. They are also working with the drug cartels who they allow to control our southern border. And Democrats in Washington, DC and working to dismantle our country from within.

BAE
3 months ago

Biden/Harris and their administration cannot do anything right. GOD save America.

Mariaisabel Verrier
3 months ago

Never was a good senator now even worst as president America first God bless America amen

Karen
3 months ago

Yes, Joey is definitely speaking to China. They are good buddies. Joey and Hunter are China’s boobs. China is calling the shots. NO DOUBT!!! That “garbage” Pelosi is in agreement.

Mary
3 months ago

Don’t underestimate what is in the brain of evil, they KNOW exactly what they are doing..ONE WORLD ORDER!

Karen
3 months ago
Reply to  Mary

Absolutely!!!

Mandy
3 months ago

I bet Biden is speaking with China. After all, they gave him $17 million and that wasn’t for nothing.

HocasPocas
3 months ago
Reply to  Mandy

That’s all you know about

Dale
3 months ago
Reply to  HocasPocas

And you???!

Michael
3 months ago

The reason the number is as high as 40 percent is that the ability to think and analyze information has been bred out of many Americans by the leftist propaganda in public schools. Now they sit absorbing the Democrap bilge that is vomited daily by the alphabet networks and Facebook* friends that happily share their vacuous ideas. Unfortunately, these zombies are allowed to vote.

*used to represent all social media

Jorge L Rios
3 months ago

Everyone keeps making all these great and wonderful comentaries that we all agree with, but meanwhile they continue to burry the contry in debt and pass new bills and laws to take our liberty away….. When are we going to have a REAL NEW LEADER emerge and start leading the contry to put a stop to all this and give us guidance and concrete action plans to put the brakes on the madness??????????

Eddie
3 months ago
Reply to  Jorge L Rios

Get ready for President Pelosi.Holy Heck!

Jeanne
3 months ago

Where is the cry for impeachment when there is obvious and real reason for it.

CoNMTX
3 months ago

This was not an act of incompetence or stupidity. It was done with intent. The purpose of the Biden presidency was to finish the destruction of America tht Obama started, and Hillary was to complete. Trump’s election messed up their timing so now they have to play catchup to make America socialist and get us into the globalist one-world government. A good way to destroy America would be to make other countries (our allies) disrespect and dislike us. We can no longer be trusted or valued as an ally. Biden’s goal is to destroy our military, education system, economy, military, and religious system. So far, they are succeeding.

gi2468
3 months ago
Reply to  CoNMTX

Absolutely correct. Why is it so hard for people to see that this was all done by design. Remember Obama said he would “fundamentally transform America”. Through Biden he is accomplishing his goal with the help of Soros & all the other socialist elites including all the “woke” corporations.They hit a major stumbling block with Trump’s election, but as you said this is why they are in a desperate rush to get this agenda done. Way too much of a coincidence that all this is happening at once & in only 7 months of Biden’s term. And sadly most Americans are still not paying attention to the real dangers we are facing.

Dale
3 months ago
Reply to  gi2468

Yes intentional… But people who have done less treason have ended up at the dead end of a firing squad, during war!

Lisa
3 months ago
Reply to  CoNMTX

Exactly!

Ken
3 months ago
Reply to  CoNMTX

Definitely intentional!

Lauren R Macarthur
3 months ago
Reply to  CoNMTX

I agree completely! How anyone cannot see it is beyond me!

Jeanne
3 months ago

I agree. Beyond understanding.

Mandy
3 months ago
Reply to  CoNMTX

So good to read a comment by you and others that acknowledge the truth of what is really going on within the leadership of our country. This should be obvious but so many don’t really read and follow the news outside of what CNN or MSNBC reports. I was unaware of “fake news” until President Trump mentioned it and then I saw how biased the media was and silent towards any negative DNC news.

Thanks for you comment.

johnh
3 months ago

The lack of experience in the military by POTUS is revealed by both Biden & Trump in that they do not really understand how important NATO & our Allies are to world peace. All of the Viet Nam, Korea, and WWII vets will understand what I am saying here.

R.J. from Arizona
3 months ago

This administration is such a joke and so disgusting it’s difficult to fathom. Milley needs to go. The only thing missing is Looney Tunes music being played.

Jeanne
3 months ago

Loony tunes is correct. Bungling idiots…all of them. Making obama and soros happy for sure.

J. Shenk
3 months ago

Perhaps Looney Tunes theme music should play each time Biden makes an appearance
or steps to the podium at press conferences? Elmer Fudd truly inspires greater confidence than this man!

Rhonda M Holub
3 months ago

The whole cabinet is pensive under the lights! They are probably under court gag order pending litigations. These people are reprehensible, considering all their mouth speak about equity, equality and all that feel good blather! Add deaths at the border to deaths in Afghanistan, with friends like this administration, who needs enemies?

David Spade
3 months ago

O’Biden has neither the physical nor mental ability to respond or keep in contact with our allies. The State Department and Department of Defense should be in the room with O’Biden in every moment going forward. All of the people behind the curtain should reveal themselves immediately so our country is not humiliated again! This President should resign or be removed due to his failing mental state. There are so many issues leading to more chaos because our country is facing more political, military and economic risks with a mentally deficient individual at the helm.

Steven
3 months ago
Reply to  David Spade

Agreed, but do you think spread eagle, laughing Kamaila would be any better? Whoever is calling the shots appear to have thought of everything. Including an apathetic American public and our leaders having spines made of jelly.

God help us all.

Billy1st
3 months ago

It’s not Biden, He’s doesn’t even know what Planet he’s on! You need to dig and find out who is really calling the shots! Biden can barley read let alone find where he is heading! Anything else is play to the narrative! Biden is nothing but a carrier! Until we dig out who is really calling the shots, this will continue until there is no US left!

Jeanne
3 months ago
Reply to  Billy1st

obama? soros?satan? Start with them and follow the money and the hate groups

NAMVET72
3 months ago

IT DOESN’T PAY FOR HIM TO SAY ANYTHING TO ANYBODY AS IT WOULD BE ALL LIES ANYHOW

Rik
3 months ago

I say Death to the entire Jackass Joe Administration for their Traitorous Acts against America!!!

Al Myles
3 months ago

This SOB needs to be led out of the White House in handcuffs and either sent to Guantanamo Bay for life or put in front of a firing squad. As a Navy Veteran, I am appalled by what is happening to this Great Nation.

JudyG46
3 months ago

Sinister, deceptive, insidious, evil. That’s how ‘they’ work. They want to create their own little ‘country’ with only those people who agree with them and those whom they can bamboozle into believing everything they say and do. The rest of us are unnecessary in their ‘new world’.

Stephen Russell
3 months ago

We wing it alone since our allies cant trust US now

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