Fox News Op-Ed
As the chaos of the United States’ “successful” evacuation from Afghanistan envelopes America’s collective psyche, many are asking the question: “What exactly is the Biden Doctrine on foreign policy?”
Well, on Aug. 19, Joe Biden sat down with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos and gave his most telling indication yet.
Though ABC News attempted to scrub the interview of some of Biden’s less than flattering moments, the news outlet still managed to capture and air one of the most incredible exchanges ever witnessed involving “the leader of the free world” on television.
While questioning Biden on the increasingly humiliating withdrawal strategy out of Afghanistan, Stephanopoulos commented, “There’s still a lot of pandemonium outside the airport right now.”
To which, Biden replied, “But look, no one’s being killed right now,” then literally knocked on wood. “God forgive me if I’m wrong about that,” he concluded.
Biden’s “Knock on Wood Doctrine” was born in that exact moment, and it has left 13 servicemen tragically dead and hundreds of Americans stranded.
In eight short months, America has gone from the Doctrine of America First and “peace through strength,” to that of American weakness, literally trusting terrorists to keep our troops safe. The few times Biden has lowered himself to taking questions about his failures in Afghanistan, he has demurred, placing much of the blame on a previous treaty signed by President Trump.
This is nonsense, of course, and there are a few very obvious reasons why. Since taking office Biden has been pathologically bent on reversing nearly every single Trump-era policy he could by executive fiat.