The Biden Interview (did you see it?)

For decades, NBC was my TV channel of choice. They are broadcasting the Olympics and I’m not watching NBC or the Olympics.

From a Mike Huckabee newsletter.

The Biden Interview:

President Biden gave an interview to NBC’s Lester Holt, and it did not go well. Most critics are talking about how he confused Ukraine, Iraq and Afghanistan in one sentence.

Others are remarking on how he called Holt a “wise guy” for daring to ask about inflation, one of the most serious problems facing Americans.

But I could overlook both of those things. What makes me worry that he’s suffering cognitive decline was his comments about Russia and Afghanistan.

When asked if he rejected the conclusions of a US Army report on how badly his Administration botched the withdrawal from Afghanistan and how poorly prepared they were, Biden said, “Yes, I am.” To clarify, Holt asked, “So they’re not true?” Biden replied, “I’m rejecting them.”

That seems to imply that whether they’re true or not, he simply rejects them. I’ve long believed that rejecting reality was the basis of all Democrat policy, but I’ve never heard the party’s leader state it so emphatically.

Even more worrisome was a statement on Russia that implies he’s learned nothing from his Afghanistan debacle. Biden declared that if Russia invaded Ukraine, he wouldn’t send troops to rescue Americans because that could trigger a world war and “things could go crazy quickly.” Asked if there was no scenario where he would send troops to rescue Americans, Biden said (and this no surprise to anyone who paid attention to what he didn’t do in Afghanistan), “There’s not. That’s a world war when Americans and Russia start shooting at one another.”

As Nick Arama at points out, this is Strategery 101. Even if you don’t plan to send troops, you don’t tell Russia in advance that there’s no way you would ever send troops if they invaded. Why not just send Ukraine a giant Welcome mat to put on their border for the Russian Army to wipe their boots on before they come in?

Speaking of being foolish, Biden said that if Putin is “foolish enough to go in, he’s smart enough not to, in fact, do anything that would negatively impact on American citizens.” So we can trust the guy who’s invading Ukraine not to hurt any of our people, just like we could trust the new kinder, gentler, more reasonable Taliban? Well, yes, because Biden said he told Putin that — but then said he didn’t have to.

If these aren’t the words of someone with a mental problem, then he must be so sick of the job that he’s trying to get removed via the 25th Amendment.

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