Editor,

Explaining the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, Joe Biden proclaimed to the American people, “The buck stops with me.” Yet in the same speech, he blamed the debacle on the Afghan army, the Afghan leadership, and even the Afghani people themselves.

Not content to stop there, he also accused Donald Trump, as well as Barack Obama, and George Bush for their part in the disaster. This was not the speech of a principled president. This was the speech of a pathetic politician. 

Scott Abramson

San Mateo

Recommended for you

(2) comments

Terence Y

Thanks for your truths, Mr. Abramson. Leaders lead and posers pose (in basements apparently), assuming they don’t stumble around in confusion or trip going up steps, a la Biden. Stolen elections have consequences.

Tafhdyd

Mr. Abramson,

I think there are many people that would say President Biden's speech was the speech of a politician actually telling the truth rather than lying like the previous occupant of the White House.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for visiting the Daily Journal.

Please purchase an Enhanced Subscription to continue reading. To continue, please log in, or sign up for a new account.

We offer one free story view per month. If you register for an account, you will get two additional story views. After those three total views, we ask that you support us with a subscription.

A subscription to our digital content is so much more than just access to our valuable content. It means you’re helping to support a local community institution that has, from its very start, supported the betterment of our society. Thank you very much!