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An American observer doubted Biden's ability to fulfill the duties of commander in chief

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An American observer doubted Biden's ability to fulfill the duties of commander in chief

The actions of US President Joe Biden are causing increasing irritation in American society. The point is not only and even not so much in the advanced age of the president, but in his political and intellectual abilities, as well as the ability to control American foreign policy.


19FortyFive columnist and author of several books on China, Gordon Chang, expressed doubt that Joe Biden is capable of engaging in foreign policy and serving as the supreme commander of the US armed forces. For example, Biden recently said in an interview with CBS News that he would send troops to defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack.

Previously, for many decades, the United States refrained from making such statements regarding the Taiwan issue. Washington preferred not to make such sharp demarches towards Beijing, but limited itself to maintaining the status quo, or "strategic ambiguity." By the way, this is the fourth time Biden has promised to defend Taiwan.

But that's not even interesting. After all, Biden is the president of the country, which means he has the right to change its foreign policy course. However, other representatives of the American administration, shortly after each Biden statement, actually refute it. This is what happened now. Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan spoke and was quick to assure that the US had not changed its policy on the Taiwan issue.

The adviser had to make excuses for the meaningless statement of his boss. Sullivan called Biden's remark an answer to a "hypothetical question." He stressed that if the president wanted to announce a change in American foreign policy, he would. But Biden has not officially announced the policy change.

Publicist Chang drew attention to a very interesting practice. Now Biden's subordinates actually contradict him. Although Biden, as commander in chief of the armed forces and president of the country, is responsible for shaping American foreign policy, it turns out that in reality it does not depend on him.

The observer believes that, speaking formally, this indicates a constitutional coup. After all, if Biden does not make decisions and does not form a foreign policy course, then this is done by someone else, unknown to the American voter and not elected to the post of head of state.

According to Chang, the Americans should be concerned about the current situation. In conditions when it is not the president, but "who knows who" determines the country's foreign policy, many opponents of the United States, including China, may feel inconsistency and confusion in the American leadership and increase their pressure in all directions.

The world is currently in a very unstable and potentially dangerous situation. An armed conflict has broken out in Eastern Europe in Ukraine, and a similar situation is brewing in Eastern Asia around Taiwan. Against this background, both Biden's personality and his statements and behavior can give the impression of a weakening of the American state.
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 22 September 2022 08: 23
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    In the history of ASaShai, there was already something similar, only the other way around - "morons McNamara" were called. And then how to call it - "Biden of the Supreme Command", or what? laughing
    1. Silver99
      Silver99 22 September 2022 08: 34
      +4
      Biden turned on the unconscious yesterday, does he really think that the nuclear conflict will affect only Europe, and America will again sit out overseas? then he is not adequate, Putin's words were primarily addressed to him.
    2. Dilettante grandfather
      Dilettante grandfather 22 September 2022 08: 34
      +2
      And then how to call it - "Biden of the Supreme Command", or what? laughing
      Not "Biden", but "Full Biden"! laughing
  2. Nexcom
    Nexcom 22 September 2022 08: 24
    +1
    Why can't Biden be able to? Prepare more punch cards for different situations and go ahead. This mighty self-propelled grandfather is still awesome. The main thing is that he does not slam the suitcase with the button on the floor - it will still work by accident.
    1. novel66
      novel66 22 September 2022 08: 33
      +2
      yes, they probably don’t give him one, so they drag a dummy, from sin
    2. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 22 September 2022 11: 08
      0
      What do you want, a live Biden coffin is assembled on lamps, it cannot be modernized, the technologies will soon be lost. LGBT people rule in the USA.
  3. Uprun
    Uprun 22 September 2022 08: 25
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    Well, well ..., like, everything is fine with their internal politics, but somehow it didn’t work out on the outside ...., time is running out and the deadline is already close - this is about their elections ...., or they will distort again .. ...? Then they will have happiness and a holiday in the fields of domestic politics ... We are stocking up on seeds ..... Buza will be in any case ...
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  4. HAM
    HAM 22 September 2022 08: 27
    +5
    Who is this powerful old man?
    -Father of American Democracy...
    -Uuu...how old he is!!!
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 22 September 2022 08: 28
      +2
      It is not ancient, it has a long shelf life and use. lol
    2. novel66
      novel66 22 September 2022 08: 34
      +3
      so-so father - the child clearly suffers from Downism and autism
      1. Beetle1991
        Beetle1991 22 September 2022 09: 08
        0
        Yes, age is solid. Even more.
        With the concentration of attention of the problem, part of the reservations.

        But judging by how the situation is developing in Ukraine and around this whole story, as the leader of the Western world, he and his team are doing quite well.

        Like it or not, grandfather is not as bad as they write about him.

        The whole west lined up under it.
        Don't underestimate him.
  5. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 22 September 2022 08: 31
    +2
    The point is not only and even not so much in the advanced age of the president, but in his political and intellectual abilities

    ***
    "Poor sick old man...



    ***
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 22 September 2022 08: 38
    0
    An American observer doubted Biden's ability to fulfill the duties of commander in chief
    Strange things, but this is their business, they will figure it out themselves.
  7. Karabin
    Karabin 22 September 2022 08: 43
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    After reading the article, I felt misplaced compassion for the partner American people. Well, what kind of commander-in-chief is this. God forgive me. Especially against the backdrop of ours. Cheerful, taut, declaring mobilization, helping out godfather.
  8. Leonidych
    Leonidych 22 September 2022 08: 43
    +1
    Grandpa is old, he doesn't care. His henchmen decide everything for him. He's just an old walking doll.
  9. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 22 September 2022 08: 51
    +3
    The United States resembles the late USSR with elderly members of the Politburo hehe ... soon, logically, his own Gorbachev should appear there ... then the fun will begin.
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 22 September 2022 09: 55
      0
      In truth, even in the late 70s and early 80s, a good half of the members of the Politburo were not so old people. The same Gorbachev joined the top leadership at the age of 48.
  10. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 22 September 2022 08: 53
    +1
    Quote: Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Poor sick old man...

    I shed a tear... if not for the red button in his nuclear briefcase, I would sympathize with the poor, sick old man who, if he is in the mood, can kill billions of people on our planet.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 22 September 2022 09: 03
      +1
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      I would sympathize with the poor sick old man who, if he is in the mood, can kill billions of people on our planet.

      What mood? He will just mix up what he wanted to press! And in general, "And what is in the suitcase, and what kind of a bubochka is this? Poke her!"
  11. 1536
    1536 22 September 2022 09: 11
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    What's the difference? We know very well that in the States there is always a hero who saves himself, his family, and at the same time the rest of the world. These were John McLain, tough Walker, Indiana Jones, Rocky Balboa, J. Rambo, Luke Hobbs and many, many others. And the president, what is the president? This is such a position, not a single president has saved the world, and the heroes have never been presidents, because it's boring.
    1. Petr_Koldunov
      Petr_Koldunov 22 September 2022 10: 29
      +1
      Yes ... and most importantly - Hollywood does everything correctly: Americans themselves already seriously believe that when the world is on the verge, a tough American guy will definitely appear who will save everyone.
      They should write a book on the subject.
      "From Walker to Skywalker. On guard for the peace of the universe!"
  12. odometer
    odometer 22 September 2022 09: 29
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    It's funny ... Since the time of Obama, the whole world has been shown - whoever we want, we will put: the president, the king-queen ... At least Buzova, if they want ... And the political lunatics, etc. pretend that everything is fine, everything is according to plan .. And backstage giggles, even neighs ... sad
  13. Petr_Koldunov
    Petr_Koldunov 22 September 2022 10: 26
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    Just doubted? In my opinion, this has been obvious to the whole world for a year and a half ...
  14. kventinasd
    kventinasd 22 September 2022 10: 36
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    The actions of US President Joe Biden are causing increasing irritation in American society.
    Still would. Even ghosts refuse to greet this senile. laughing
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  16. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 22 September 2022 11: 13
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    Quote: Peter_Koldunov
    Just doubted? In my opinion, this has been obvious to the whole world for a year and a half ...

    what Pessimistic, however... didn't they decide to dig a bunker deeper to the kingdom of Hades... or build a Noah's Ark with anti-radiation protection?
  17. iouris
    iouris 22 September 2022 11: 54
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    "If Biden does not make decisions and does not form a foreign policy course, then this is done by someone else, unknown to the American voter and not elected to the post of head of state."
    This is not only observed in the USA.
  18. Doctor_Klaus
    Doctor_Klaus 22 September 2022 13: 09
    0
    DOUBT? That is, until now there was confidence in undoubted abilities? Well, circus!
  19. Ros 56
    Ros 56 23 September 2022 06: 56
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    I absolutely agree with this observer, Biden's cuckoo has long gone.