Britain is our best and most important ally. It is the motherland. From this arise our language, our culture, our institutions and our way of life.
That legacy is a major reason the United States is the greatest country in the world. But now Joe Biden has damaged our relationship with our British cousins through his incompetence and weakness. Deroy Murdock gives us details.
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Murdock: "So here is my message to those outside our borders," said President Joe Biden in his inaugural address on January 20. "We will fix our alliances and reconnect with the world … We will be a strong and trustworthy partner for peace, progress and security." Biden announced on February 4th: "America is back. Diplomacy is once again at the center of our foreign policy. "
Despite promises so loud that he would make America's alliances great again, Bidens' initially foolish, now fatal catastrophe in Afghanistan atomized US international relations like a MOAB bomb, not least among America's best friends abroad. Biden has flashed the United States' special relationship with the United Kingdom.
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The US and UK have been BFFs since shortly after the memories of the 1812 War disappeared. America and Great Britain jointly defeated Kaiser Wilhelm II., Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin's heirs and al-Qaida & Co. Uncle Sam stood side by side with John Bull overseas and proudly represented common ideals with good Anglophone courage. Biden has also inherited the warmth President Donald J. Trump enjoyed with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
This pair of husky, strutting conservatives with dramatic blonde hair shared an endearing older brother / younger brother vibe and a happy, productive relationship. Trump had a hugely successful visit to the UK just before the 75th anniversary of D-Day, including a supposedly heartfelt meeting over dinner with Queen Elizabeth II. Biden cracked it all over his wobbly knee.
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan revealed this about Biden on August 17th, three days after the Kabul implosion: "He has not spoken to any other world leader."
Biden's blackout included Prime Minister Johnson, who called Biden repeatedly and was not called back or patched for 36 hours. In fact, Biden took Johnson's call about three hours after Sullivan's embarrassing admission. Biden's quickly publicized conversation with Johnson seemed less about Anglo-American relationships and more about bums.
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Biden's communication error seeps through to the military
Biden's failure to communicate with Britain leaked to the US military. As Steve Swinford reported in the London newspaper The Times, "Even senior (British) military commanders are not involved in important discussions between the US and the Taliban, so they have been left in the dark about when they might be forced to withdraw." The bipartisan anger Beyond the waves, the ears of Americans who love Britain hurt, as does the mouths of British who love America.
"Leaving Afghanistan and its people is tragic, dangerous, unnecessary, not in their interests and not in ours," wrote former British Labor Prime Minister Tony Blair in a statement on August 21, "the decision to go out in this way Withdrawing Afghanistan was “driven not by grand strategy, but by politics … We did it in obedience to an idiotic political slogan about ending 'perpetual wars' … We did it with every jihadist group around the world that cheered . "
A UK cabinet minister anonymously told the Times: "The US remains by far our most important ally, but we are nowhere near the US's most important ally." Another minister said: “The US had to be dragged into World War I, kicking and screaming. They showed up too late for World War II and now they're leaving Afghanistan. ”And those words come from our friends.
This piece was written by David Kamioner on August 30th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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