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Joe Biden again caught for his double-standard

Islamic State, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi

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Joe Biden again caught for his double-standard

In October 2019, when Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was killed, Joe Biden in a statement said, “I’m glad President Trump ordered the mission. But as more details of the raid emerge, it’s clear that this victory was not due to Donald Trump’s leadership. It happened despite his ineptitude as commander-in-chief”.

Really?

In that case how Biden administration is trying to take credit of killing Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi? According to media reports, the White House is desperately using the raid that ended with the death of Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi to boost Biden’s approval ratings, when Biden’s approval rating continues nosedive.

Details have emerged since the al-Qurashi raid Biden ordered that raise doubts about the number of civilian casualties and what caused them. The raid is currently being reviewed by the Pentagon.

As for Trump’s al-Baghdadi raid, Biden did concede that “the successful operation to take Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi off the battlefield was a win for American national security. And it’s an important reminder of the skill and commitment of our military, intelligence, and national security professionals. They are beyond compare”.

Biden also claimed that Trump has also “made it less likely we will be able to successfully replicate a mission like this in the future. The operation leveraged a limited presence of US counterterrorism capabilities in the region, which he keeps trying to dismantle”.

Biden’s attitude in 2019 starkly contrasts Biden’s efforts to use the raid that resulted in al-Qurashi’s death to “boost his foreign policy stature”, despite the controversies that have followed the initial reports.

According to political analysts, while Biden administration is trying to use the latest case of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi in repairing the sinking approval rating of Joe Biden, they are yet to give answers about Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan retreat that resulted in death of many civilians, while hundreds of Americans are still locked in Taliban-controlled Islamist country.

Biden administration also has no answer about Hunter Biden’s laptop scandal and his involvement in numerous financial crimes and even frauds.

Meanwhile, columnist Athena Thorne in an article in the PJ Media said, desperate unpopular Joe Biden is making play to control cancer cures with moonshot. In the article she wrote:

President Biden’s approval ratings are so far underwater, he must be plumbing the depths of the Marianas Trench by now. What’s a floundering, failing figurehead to do?

The Biden Collective — the oligarchy currently running the country under the “President Biden” brand — has been focus-grouping up some crowdpleasers. “Jill Biden Welcomes Adorable Cat To The White House,” slavered the HuffPo last week. And there was also Biden’s historic™ announcement that he would nominate the historic first-ever black woman to sit on the Supreme Court as a historic justice. But alas, the people were not moved and a majority of Americans now think Biden “will be remembered as one of the worst presidents in American history.”

Desperate for success and approval, the Collective has latched onto the time-tested technique of attempting to copy someone else’s success. The last time the U.S. government competently produced a victory, it was President Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed,” whence the Donald demonstrated what leadership looks like by convening actual experts and producing COVID-19 preventives. (These tools are still the mainstay of the Biden Collective’s COVID policy over a year after it took office.)

Of course, Biden would need to be a competent leader to pull off such a thing. Since that is not the case, the Collective is also employing a second technique: namely, it’s much easier to climb astride decades of work already completed by actual leaders than to do it yourself. Then, as positive results inevitably come in from the blood, sweat, tears, money, and life’s work of better men and women, you get to take credit for it! Voilá! Instant popularity!

The friendly media has been running PR for Biden’s announcement that he’s going to cure cancer! Who wouldn’t give great approval numbers to a guy who cures cancer? The White House has issued one of its fact sheets to tell us about the impending miracle.

An internationally acclaimed multi-award-winning anti-militancy journalist, research-scholar, counter-terrorism specialist, and editor of Blitz. Follow him on Twitter Salah_Shoaib

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