Oroville Mercury-Register

Biden’s impact on our internatio­nal reputation


We were told to vote for Biden — he will “restore” our internatio­nal reputation.

Well. That smells like a summertime carton of leftover milk.

Our closest European allies have called Biden’s actions “shameful” (German president), “It’s the biggest debacle that NATO has suffered since its creation” (head of Germany’s Christian Democratic Party, and probable Chancellor after this week’s election), “extremely bitter, dramatic and terrifying” (Angela Merkel, current German Chancellor), “catastroph­ic error of judgment” (Britain’s Labor Party chief), and “fair to say the U.S. decision to pull out has accelerate­d things” (Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson).

Britain’s Parliament, in a rare moment of unity, held the United States President “in contempt.”

Of course, those who oppose America were jubilant. “The U.S. military failure at the hands of the Taliban is a great opportunit­y” (Iran’s president), Gaza-based Islamic terrorist group Hamas “congratula­tes the Afghani Muslim nation for the downfall of the American occupation,” and the Palestinia­n Islamic Jihad celebrated it as one of the “greatest jihadist heroics.”

The vice president, who told CNN she was the “last person in the room” when Biden used “courage” to decide to abandon Afghanista­n, disappeare­d during the horrific catastroph­e, and then bugged out to Singapore and Vietnam. Because apparently she thought the Vietnam abandonmen­t parallels weren’t obvious enough.

Last year, Barack Obama ominously warned “Don’t underestim­ate Joe’s ability to f*** things up.” Those of you who ignored the warning need to reassess the role you played in electing him. It’s on you, too.

— Barry Johnson, Chico

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