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In an excellent article posted at The Federalist this afternoon, that publication’s Political Editor, the solid, responsible, and highly respected analyst and commentator John Daniel Davidson, has called for the impeachment of “President” Biden.
The piece starts with a brief summary of the latest grotesqueries over the past few days and shows, in a few words, just how massive the collapse of the Administration has been:
Joe Biden is not capable or competent to hold the office of the presidency. If there were any doubt on this point, his press conference Thursday evening in the wake of a pair of coordinated suicide bombings in Kabul should put the matter to rest.
The first blast Thursday killed 13 U.S. soldiers at a Kabul airport gate, along with scores of Afghans. Another bomb at a nearby hotel killed dozens more. Between the two blasts, as many as 170 people perished, not counting the U.S. service members. Hundreds more were injured, and according to U.S. officials there may be more attacks coming.
Whatever the final body count is, Thursday was the deadliest day for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since 2011, and the first time since February 2020 that any U.S. service members have been killed in action there. When the smoke finally clears, one thing is certain: Biden has been derelict in his duty, he is unfit to lead, and he should be impeached.
At his press conference Thursday evening, the president was slow and appeared at times to be confused, his answers rambling and unclear. When the time came to take questions, he said he’d been given a list, and had “been instructed” to call on certain reporters. It was a moment of quiet dread when we all saw confirmed again, before a gaping world, that although Biden is the president, he’s not actually running the country.
The last paragraph brings up what is in my view the most dangerous and obvious and blatant “tipping point” with regard to Biden’s diminished cognitive abilities. While there have been many downright embarrassing performances vividly illustrating his dementia – using a term I see more and more frequently although I disclaim any medical expertise in using the term- a statement by the occupant of the Office of the President of the United States that someone is instructing him to do or say anything is, to put it mildly, frightening. It is simply unimaginable what our major dictator adversaries are thinking now as they ask themselves if they actually are this fortunate to have no one in charge of The Devil America.
The incompetence of the Administration is on display everywhere and need not be recounted here except to note the following discussion in The Federalist piece:
Throughout this crisis, Biden and his White House have been evasive, defensive, and cruelly indifferent to a disaster entirely of their own making. The bare minimum for a commander in chief in this scenario is to be clear and forthright with the American people about what it will take to get Americans out safely, and what will happen if we can’t get them out by the August 31 deadline. Instead, the Biden administration has blamed Donald Trump, ducked questions, stonewalled, and generally contributed to the deadly chaos still unfolding in Afghanistan.
Indeed, what this means for the ongoing evacuation is unclear. It might well be over, at this point. News reports out of Kabul indicate the U.S. military is welding shut the gates of the airport complex, which could mean an abrupt end to evacuation efforts for an estimated 1,500 American citizens, at least, still trapped in Afghanistan.
If that is the case, we are now facing the worst hostage crisis in American history.
Consider a couple of phrases used in that passage — “welding shut the gates of the airport complex,” “worst hostage crisis in American history” — they bespeak errant stupidity, cruelty, and callousness which are hard to comprehend even in some of our less illustrious Presidents. It is clear we have never, in our history, had as incompetent a President and, as if that was not dangerous enough (there’s that word again, but it is important to describe how perilous our situation is with all of these fools in office) so many in the administration have demonstrated they would be fired on the spot in a normal private sector setting.
Noting better illustrates that point than the following:
The administration’s silence continues to be matched by its incompetence. Later on Thursday, Politico reported that U.S. officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders, and Afghan allies to grant entry into the airport complex, a move that sparked outrage among lawmakers and military officials. “Basically, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list,” one defense official told Politico. “It’s just appalling and shocking and makes you feel unclean.”
“Makes you feel unclean” is a good description of the way one feels when trying to imagine how officials of our Government could be so bereft of any intelligence whatsoever as to hand a group of Stone Age animals a list to make it easier for them to go out and start massacring our fellow citizens.
It makes me sick to my stomach to think we have a Commander-in-Chief so devoid of human compassion as to violate one of the principal tenets of the Warrior Ethos:
In the U.S. Armed Forces, we don’t leave anyone behind. It’s one of the basic pillars of what the Army calls the Warrior Ethos: “I will never leave a fallen comrade.”
Impeachment is just, sound and proper under these circumstances and is also mandated for the protection of our citizenry. It is not a detraction from the justness and propriety of this remedy that it will not realistically take place until early 2023.
We should all pray — fervently — that we can survive that many more months of the most dangerously incompetent President in American history.Published in