During Biden’s campaign, he promised to reverse Trump’s handling of foreign affairs on several points. What it all boiled down to was that Trump had a “go it alone” mentality; he basically told our allies, “my way or the highway.” Biden said he would return to the former state of consulting with our allies, listening to Europe, etc.
And then came along the ignominious, shambolic exit from Afghanistan. Apparently, Biden has a highly selective definition of what it means to be an ally.
Just days after taking office, President Biden made a solemn declaration: “America is back. Diplomacy is back at the center of our foreign policy,” and “we will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again.” More than seven months into his administration, the results are in: No U.S. president has done more damage to our alliances, or America’s standing in the world, in so short a time, as Biden has with his Afghanistan debacle.