Potato Joe Comes Home to a Failed Agenda
It was a big week overseas for Biden with the G-7 and NATO meetings and his “summit” with Putin. The best thing that can be said about it is that it could have been worse. He could have confused Syria with Libya a fourth time in one appearance instead of three.
Almost every president has left domestic politics at the water’s edge, but Biden chose to mix domestic politics with international affairs. He told NATO that the Republican Party is greatly diminished and they need not fear a repeat of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. (He apparently does.) Sounding weak and insecure, Biden told them, “The Republican Party is vastly diminished in numbers, the leadership of the party is fractured, and the Trump wing of the party is the bulk of the party, but it makes up a significant minority of the American people.” (Ed.: Ha! — Where does he get his poll numbers? Baskin-Robbins?)
In his meeting with Putin, Biden reportedly told the Russian strongman that there were 16 areas of critical infrastructure that were off-limits to Russian cyberattacks. What they were isn’t clear, but Biden apparently drew a “red line” against Russian attacks on those assets. He also drew a “red line” by saying there would be a “devastating” fallout if Putin’s opponent, Alexei Navalny, died in prison. Navalny is imprisoned on bogus charges.
What Biden will do if Putin violates either of those red lines is entirely unclear. We remember what Obama did when nations violated his red lines: nothing.
Meanwhile, the border crisis continues unabated, with zero effort by Biden to restrain the flood of illegal immigrants coming in.
Originally Posted By: Jed Babbin — The Zogby Report- June 19, 2021
Jed Babbin is a Washington Examiner contributor and former deputy undersecretary of defense in the administration of former President George H.W. Bush. Follow him on Twitter @jedbabbin