Look at the US first and then.
Almost angry, Joe Biden defended his Afghanistan decision again. Again, he implicitly argued with “America First”. Now he will quickly devote himself to domestic politics.
How many words can you find for a decision that you have defended many times? Which will not be revised, not even under the pressure of the dramatic images of the past weeks from Afghanistan, the desperation of the people, the expected harsh rhetoric of the Republican opposition?
Joe Biden’s vocabulary is reaching its limits these days, but on this historic Tuesday, he has no choice. At the end of the almost 20-year war in Afghanistan and after the last US military aircraft left Kabul, he was responsible as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. So he had to turn to the Americans again. It is probably the one that Biden wants to give of all the speeches and statements since the beginning of the much-criticized withdrawal.
Biden had to react after the Taliban rolled over Kabul at a pace the US government did not see coming or would not want to admit after people clung to planes. Likewise, after last week’s attacks, according to various reports, up to 200 people were killed, including 13 US soldiers. And the latter, cynical as it is, is the more critical victim for the American public.