This is even worse than his minor incursion line, not just politically, but because it gets to the heart of why Biden is a horrible person and president.
President Joe Biden issued a warning Thursday to any Americans who remain in Ukraine as Russia continues to threaten an invasion: Leave.
“American citizens should leave now,” Biden said in an interview with NBC News’ anchor Lester Holt.
“It’s not like we’re dealing with a terrorist organization. We’re dealing with one of the largest armies in the world. It’s a very different situation and things could go crazy quickly.”
Holt asked Biden what scenario could prompt him to send troops to rescue Americans fleeing the country. Biden replied: “There’s not. That’s a world war when Americans and Russia start shooting at one another.”
“We’re in a very different world than we’ve ever been,” he added.
Some politicians shoot themselves in the foot. Others shoot America in the foot.
Biden has a consistent track record of doing both.
Even if this is a defensible policy, announcing to the world that America is too afraid to protect its citizens is the worst possible thing that any president could say. China is watching this play out and is calculating its endgame for Taiwan knowing that it will play out the same way if Biden is in charge.
Good news for China and bad news for America, he’s got a few more years in office.
You don’t simply declare that you won’t help Americans because it’s too dangerous. Even if it’s true, it signals weakness to the world and tells the other side that they have a blank check to do anything they want.
The strategy here is absolutely terrible.
But don’t underestimate Biden. There is a strategy here.
Biden has learned from Afghanistan. These comments incorporate his two lessons.
1. Publicly tell people to leave so you’re not responsible if Americans end up trapped in a war zone
2. Disavow any use of the military to avoid the fallout.
What Biden was thinking while he was checking his watch as the bodies were being unloaded is that he could have avoided all of this by refusing to authorize a military evacuation. Since Americans were left behind anyway, he figured that he actually got hit with political fallout that he could have dodged if he hadn’t done anything.
This is a little window into what passes for Biden’s soul. And it’s not pretty.