To his credit, Donald Trump has not started any major wars.
This nominally qualifies as not doing anything, but it is actually quite something.
George Bush invaded two countries, John McCain wanted to bomb Iran, and Obama just continued the same campaign with different tactics, using proxy militias to topple Libya and tried very hard to bring down Syria. Even Clinton did the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. So, Donald Trump has been the most anti-war president in recent history.
Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump on Saturday over a report that he said, if true, contains a “truly shocking revelation” about the commander in chief and his failure to protect U.S. troops in Afghanistan and stand up to Russia.
The New York Times reported Friday that American intelligence officials concluded months ago that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The report said the Russians offered rewards for successful attacks last year, at a time when the U.S. and Taliban were holding talks to end the long-running war.
“The truly shocking revelation that if the Times report is true, and I emphasize that again, is that President Trump, the commander in chief of American troops serving in a dangerous theater of war, has known about this for months, according to the Times, and done worse than nothing,” Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, said during a virtual town hall.
The White House said neither Trump nor Vice President Mike Pence was briefed on such intelligence. “This does not speak to the merit of the alleged intelligence but to the inaccuracy of the New York Times story erroneously suggesting that President Trump was briefed on this matter,” press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.
Russia called the report “nonsense.”
“This unsophisticated plant clearly illustrates the low intellectual abilities of the propagandists of American intelligence, who instead of inventing something more plausible have to make up this nonsense,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
“Not only has he failed to sanction and impose any kind of consequences on Russia for this egregious violation of international law, Donald Trump has continued his embarrassing campaign of deference and debasing himself before Vladimir Putin,” the former vice president said.
Biden called it a “betrayal of the most sacred duty we bear as a nation — to protect and equip our troops when we send them into harm’s way.”
He said Americans who serve in the military put their life on the line. “But they should never, never, never ever face a threat like this with their commander in chief turning a blind eye to a foreign power putting a bounty on their heads,” he said.
“I’m quite frankly outraged by the report,” Biden said. He promised that if he is elected, “Putin will be confronted and we’ll impose serious costs on Russia.”
I pity the campaign staffers that have to change the diapers of that greasy old perv. They have a full time job keeping him from sucking his wife’s fingers on live TV, and now they have to be asking themselves how to keep Biden off of this topic.
Because, clearly, no one wants a “confrontation with Russia,” whatever that means. It could mean several things, and all of them just waste American resources, to no benefit. Americans mostly know this, and war is unpopular.
Clearly, Biden has been watching too much CNN and MSNBC, if he thinks anyone actually wants this. He should be paying attention to the polls his poor aides try to show him, but at his age, I guess it’s an uphill battle to get him to remember. He’s great at saying nothing, and he should have just done that.
If he wins, you can look forward to the same evil agenda of Hillary, but with an outer layer of complete incompetence. He’s older than most people’s dead grandpas, and there’s going to be no leadership at all, and none of the people who use him for their agendas will have to take any blame for it.