Biden must show strength and other comments
From right: Biden must show strength
President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan has been compared to our withdrawal from Vietnam in 1975, but it is more like “Beirut, 1983”, when terrorists killed 241 American servicemen and President Ronald Reagan “cut and run”, emboldened Osama bin Laden, supports Marc Thiessen at the Washington Post. The 9/11 mastermind predicted that we would also withdraw from Afghanistan, and now Biden is “fulfilling bin Laden’s prophecy.” Instead, he should show “strength”, tell the Taliban that they are responsible for Thursday’s attack and so we “will not leave on August 31”, but only when all Americans and our allies are. gone out. He should also say that we are establishing our own security perimeter around the airport and reclaiming Bagram Air Base. “When the United States runs after a terrorist attack, the result is not safety and security, it is even more terrorism.”
Woke watch: they have stones in their heads
The University of Wisconsin’s decision to remove a rock from campus because of “what a writer once said during the Coolidge administration” (using the N word to describe the rock) infuriates John McWhorter of the New York Times. The students who demanded the move “shape their view of rock as a kind of sophistication or higher consciousness. But what they really demand is that we all take shelter. They “essentially demanded that some sort of irrational and prescientific fear – that a person could be significantly harmed by the dead – be accepted as a glimpse,” implying “that the denotation of rock’s racism is ‘akin to a Confederate statue’s denotation of the same. “It’s” Kabuki as civil rights – it’s wrong, it’s self-implicated and it doesn’t help anyone. “
Conservative: Liberalism has failed in Afghanistan
“Twenty years after September 11, the war on terrorism has come full circle. ” writes Daniel McCarthy to Spectator World. “Everyone expected the Taliban to return to power as soon as US forces left Afghanistan. Instead, the wave started while the U.S. Embassy in Kabul was still open. Simply put: Terrorism won, nation building was lost. Washington’s foreign policy community believed that “the absence of liberalism and democracy was the root cause of terrorism, and its remedy was therefore the promotion of liberal democracy through regime change and nation-building.” Yet liberalism “cannot bind people together under conditions of deep insecurity, as religion and tribalism do. Liberalism also does not provide such compelling reasons to kill or die. A man will die for heaven or kill for his brother. No man will die for liberalism.
National Security Beat: Sack Austin and Milley
After the fall of Kabul, neither Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin nor Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley “appeared publicly for three days to explain” what had happened or why we seemed so “ill-prepared” to extract our citizens, Ray McCoy sighs to American Greatness. When they appeared, Austin claimed he did not have “the capacity” to “bring a large number of people together.” And that was supposed to be “the team that returned jurisdiction to Washington, the” experts “that Joe Biden said he would trust.” The president now has “a chance to do good by sacking Milley and Austin, and the mediocrities who drive his national security policy.” If everyone from Tony Blair to Rand Paul trashes this performance, you might as well start from scratch. “
Libertarian: SCOTUS firmly lifts the ban on expulsion
By 6-3, the Supreme Court ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not have “the authority” to enact and extend the moratorium on evictions. ” Elizabeth Nolan Brown applauds Reason. The decision notes that the “downstream link between expulsion and interstate disease spread is markedly different from the direct disease targeting that characterizes the measures identified” in the Public Health Services Act. This, she notes, is also “an important assertion that private property rights still exist in this country” and “a good position for the separation of powers” since “Congress can still pass legislation extending the moratorium on expulsions “but it is” unconstitutional for the executive to take this decision unilaterally.
– Compiled by the Post Editorial Board