In November 2009, the late Charles Krauthammer gave a seminal speech, titled “Decline Is a Choice.” In it, Krauthammer stated, “The question of whether America is in decline cannot be answered yes or no. There is no yes or no. … Nothing is inevitable. Nothing is written. For America today, decline is not a condition. Decline is a choice.”
This week, President Joe Biden chose decline.
That choice was not inevitable. It was foolhardy in the extreme, a symptom of Biden’s commitment to his own idiotic ideology – an ideology that crashed headlong into the steel wall of reality in Afghanistan. Former Presidents Obama and Trump both wanted to remove the United States from Afghanistan, but both recognized the reality on the ground: that removing all American support from the Afghan military would result in the Taliban – the terrorist regime responsible for providing aid and support to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida in the run-up to and aftermath of 9/11 – taking over the country.
Biden knew this. He just didn’t care. As he reportedly expressed in 2010, while speaking with Richard Holbrooke a