Biden going to Delaware and Kamala heading to Singapore might actually be a good thing. An empty White House with no one running the country couldn’t possibly do any more damage than the clown show occupying its precincts.
A senior Biden administration official said on Thursday (Aug 19) that US policy on Taiwan had not changed after President Joe Biden appeared to suggest that the United States would defend the island if it were attacked, a deviation from a long-held US position of “strategic ambiguity”…
“They are…entities we’ve made agreements with based on not a civil war they’re having on that island or in South Korea, but on an agreement where they have a unity government that, in fact, is trying to keep bad guys from doing bad things to them,” Mr Biden said.
“We have made (and) kept every commitment. We made a sacred commitment to Article 5 that if, in fact, anyone were to invade or take action against our Nato allies, we would respond. Same with Japan, same with South Korea, same with Taiwan. It’s not even comparable to talk about that.”
A senior Biden administration official said US “policy with regard to Taiwan has not changed” and analysts said it appeared that Mr Biden had misspoken.
As he always does.
Except that this is the guy sitting in the White House and publicly stating a commitment to defend Taiwan only to then have his administration retract it conveying the message that the guy making the decisions has no idea what he’s doing and that no one should pay attention to anything he says. It’s hard to think of anything more damaging to our prestige and diplomacy than announcing that we’re governed by a senile idiot whom no one should be paying attention to, except maybe what Biden already did in Afghanistan.
I’m sure Chinese diplomats will be kind enough not to rub this in the faces of our allies in Asia.
Biden’s done enough for them. Maybe they can do something for him.
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