Let’s All Blame Biden and Feel Good About Ourselves

Biden's performance as commander-in-chief is disastrous, but let us never forget that George Bush and his team of aspiring world-controlers had no valid reason for invading and destroying this rotten country--as I said before the invasion--and the only exit strategy that seemed likely is what is happening now. And don't shed too many tears for the Afghan turncoats who sold themselves to the US. If you can speak candidly with servicemen stationed there, you will hear hair-raising tales of the violence and depravity and corruption of our "allies" in the police and miliitary.
There is nothing in Afghanistan for the American people. The only commodity worth stealing is the opium, and under our rule the CIA and its allies have boosted opium production. One would like to think that Americans, impenetrably dumb as they are, might learn from this disastrous experimenbt in imperialism, but of course they will not. Republicans blame Biden, Democrat blame Trump. The ugly truth is a majority of American voters seemd to approve of this evil and unjust war, and noone appears willing to take responsibility for it.
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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

21 Responses

  1. Ken Rosenberger says:

    Thanks, Dr Fleming. A very good succinct and cogent summary of our 20 year adventure, that’s ended up as another mark in L column.

    The Republicans will be insufferable from now until the midterm elections on National Security, which will give them a convenient excuse for doing nothing about immigration, crime, CRT, & the One-Sixers continuing to languish in DC jails. I just turned off Lindsey Graham on Fox, who has her panties in a wad over all of our deserted allies who are facing torture and death. No reflection, no apology for the war that he and his buddies Lieberman, McCain, & Biden all supported as Senate warmongers back in fin de siecle days after 9/11.

    And yes, as I think you once said, the American people will support any war that doesn’t touch them directly. I realized this 30 years ago, going out for pizza on a Friday night, during the first Gulf War. The place was full of families, munching on their Hawaiian specials, drinking Lite beer and Diet Coke, and watching the young Wolf Blitzer & Arthur Kent—The Scud Stud, remember him?—providing very good play-by-play for the war in progress, on widescreen TV.

  2. Gregory Fogg says:

    How could we imagine that we would succeed where no one else, from Antiquity to the Cold War, had done so? I’m not a classicist, so I don’t know if this qualifies as hubris in a strict sense, but it certainly qualifies by my understanding of the term.

  3. William Shofner says:

    Hang both Bushes. Maybe we can dig up old man Bush, ala Cromwell style, and hoist his moldering body up onto the front gate pikes of the White House as a warning to all current and future Presidents not to destroy what little remains of this delicate republic of ours.

  4. JD Salyer says:

    From a news report: “Ashraf Ghani said his decision [to flee] was made in an effort to ‘avoid bloodshed.'”

    Ha. Does anyone doubt the passionate sincerity that went into Pres. Ghani’s “effort”? At least there’s one honest politician out there.

  5. Robert Reavis says:

    General Milley and General Austin should step down, resign or be replaced. They were more concerned about teaching our troops critical race theory than managing a ordered retreat. They embarrassed the President too (which is an almost impossible accomplishment since Hunter, kept misplacing laptops while he and liberated women lap danced into the night.) Poor Biden was stammering around last week on national news promising anyone who can still listen that this retreat would be nothing like Vietnam. This while pictures today show disordered mobs hanging on and falling from the sky as C 130 Air Force jets gain altitude from Kabul airport.
    Where are the neocons like Little Bill Kristol and Frumm the Bum, when their friends really need them and the axis of evil looks peaceful compared to their 20 year efforts in Kandahar?
    Eliot’s “bang and whimper” can’t help but come to mind just remembering them.

  6. Harry Colin says:

    A fitting – if deplorable – conclusion to this two decade-long disgrace. The sniveling neocons and the upwardly mobile, politically-driven brass should answer for the debacle, but won’t. It’s more likely they will stumble us into to something worse. Arrogance, historical ignorance and indifference are a toxic recipe, and there is no visible and likely remedy on the horizon.

    One happy note for Team Biden – at least the Taliban were masked!

  7. Allen Wilson says:

    The withdrawal was inevitable of course, and inevitably disastrous. But it may signal a shift in focus on the part of our overlords. Where will the new focus be? Where will they cause another catastrophe?

  8. Robert Reavis says:

    I feel better after a CNN report with a large afghan crowd shouting “death to America “ in the background said “but other than that they seemed friendly!!! “

  9. Dot says:

    Where is the Air Force plane taking those Afghans who were fleeing? How many are coming into the states? Did you notice that the large number of Afghans who were fleeing were mostly males? The women being left behind to fend for themselves and be raped? What about our military equipment? Is all that going to be left behind for use by the Taliban against us? The picture doesn’t look good to me.

  10. Vince Cornell says:

    I would like to at least take this time express my gratitude that the Afghanistan Catastrophe has at least kept Tony Fauci off the television screen for the last 24 hours. Every cloud has a silver lining.

  11. Dom says:

    How long until we are funding the Taliban and lionizing their bravery against the Chinese?
    Just glad we’re finally the heck out of there.

  12. Robert Reavis says:

    Mr Cornell,
    Silver linings are everywhere if we will simply look. Yet I fear the Taliban will haul Fauci out again soon to explain why they are correct about having all their women and children masking up again after the Americans leave.

  13. Robert Reavis says:

    Dear Dot,
    You asked
    “What about our military equipment? Is all that going to be left behind for use by the Taliban against us?”
    All the left behind equipment the Taliban get from us is already paid for but China did say all the replacement parts for the equipment will need to be purchased from them.

  14. theAlabamian says:

    Thank you ! Dr Fleming.

  15. Vince Cornell says:

    Mr. Reavis,
    I see your silver lining and raise you a silver lining. Since this summer saw a push to make bras the equivalent of shirts in female fashions, the Burqa Mask (the Murqa? the Bursk? the Bursqa?) will be a welcome addition to the American Woman’s Wardrobe! Let us hearken back to the days where the height of raciness was defined by how much ankle the lady was willing to show!

  16. William Shofner says:

    To stay in tune with the theme introduced here by Tom and echoed fortissimo by me, let me add to mix the resounding words of the great maestro G. K. Chesterton: “It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged.”

  17. Michael Strenk says:

    The country is rapidly filling up with the former denizens of Imperial Over-reach Land. The only necessary prerequisite for citizenship is a general mercenary attitude and a compulsion to betray all deep-rooted connections to family, community, ethnicity, religion etc. They will all feel right at home in OOSA. We’ll hardly notice the difference until they get pangs of homesickness, or their EBT cards fail to swipe.

    I hear that Anthony “The Science” Fauci will be opening a new front in Afghanistan on behalf of the pharmaceutical mafia. He’ll be parachuting in next week to give them a good finger-wagging with a speech on how unsanitary they are all being. He will also be distributing free samples.

    Here Mr. Wilson, here. We are the ultimate target. Watch for well-orchestrated “terrorist” attacks brought to you by your favorite alphabet agencies.

    I suspect that the weapons left behind were a deliberate gift and down payment for future services rendered in destabilizing Central Asia, i.e. Russia’s and China’s near abroad.

  18. John Seiler says:

    Come Home America!

  19. Allen Wilson says:

    Mr Strenk, that was what I was thinking, it will be here. I just didn’t want to prejudice the discussion in that direction, especially if someone here knew something I didn’t. The January false flag already set the pretext. Insurrection!

  20. Robert Reavis says:

    Nice to see your post in the comments section Mr. Seiler.

  21. Robert Reavis says:

    Other than Pat Buchanan and Andrew Bacevich I can’t remember anyone with a national audience who honestly stood up after 9 11 and kept their heads. Col. Bacevich lost one of his Marine Corps sons in the war and so they had to ignore him more than calumniate him. With Pat it was the normal stupidity spewed against him for years, even by the boot licking class that allegedly “liked” him. He was right more often in his “off the cuff reflections”than the hysterical party bosses and their profound strategy and ignorant tactics using other men’s son and daughters in nefarious real life games.