The UK Parliament voted in August to hold the President of the United States in formal contempt for the first time in history, describing President Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan as “shameful.” The UK Parliament’s displeasure was not that we withdrew from Afghanistan, but that we did so prematurely.
The United Kingdom was dissatisfied with the withdrawal’s incompetence and lack of communication.
The UK, France, and other NATO allies were caught off guard by Biden’s withdrawal.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson attempted to contact Vice President Joe Biden, but Biden allegedly did not return Johnson’s call for 36 hours.
Only a few weeks later, France summoned its Ambassador to the United States for the first time in history over a separate dispute that scuttled a deal to sell submarines to Australia.
The actions are “unacceptable behavior between allies and partners, whose consequences directly affect the vision we have of our alliances,” according to France. This unprecedented action and harsh words come from our longest ally…France fought alongside us during the Revolutionary War!
When Joe Biden was elected president, many of our allies cheered openly.
They yearned for a return to the good old days, when they could take advantage of America.
Biden’s string of misfortunes and his administration’s ineptness, on the other hand, has changed their minds.
Elections have consequences, as our allies are learning.
Everyone’s security is jeopardized by a weak America.
Spring City, Pa.’s Robert A. Minninger