Is Afghanistan President Biden's Waterloo or America's too?
Voters paying attention (and it is tempting for many not to do so) are suffering from buyer's remorse, but that pales before the needless deaths in an evacuation that could and should have been avoided and the consequences that will follow from bullies around the world feeling emboldened.
President Trump did not call for, much less lead, an insurrection last January, but now that America's military forces are all out of Afghanistan watch for "progressive" Democrats" in politics and the"mainstream" media desperate to deflect from President Biden's Afghanistan fiasco by pretending otherwise.
Shameless "progressive Democrats" deny their bad intentions and terrible mistakes.
History shows that patriotic Republicans and Democrats do admit mistakes.
For example, Fiorello LaGuardia, a Republican who served as Mayor of New York City, is remembered for this retort when he was reminded that a judge with whom he was disagreeing had been appointed by him: "When I make a mistake, it's a beaut!"
Lloyd Bentsen, a United States Senator from Texas and 2000 Democrat vice presidential candidate. faced with a fundraising furor, tried to deflect with this combination of pride and humility: "I'm not known to make many mistakes, but when I do, it's a doozie."
This year President Biden finally achieved his longtime goals of being inaugurated as President of the United States and ending the United States participation in war in Afghanistan (a few days less than twenty years).
On December 27, 2020, in The Hill, Glenn C. Altschuler titled his article "Nothing becomes Donald Trump's presidency like his leaving it."
Nothing is as unbecoming for President Biden's presidency as the way he chose to have American military forces leave Afghanistan. It's even worse than his choice of Kamala Harris as his running mate an his reversals of President Trump's border and energy policies.
The silver lining in this tragedy is that the answer to President Trump's "Do you miss me yet?" question may become a resounding yes.
Voters paying attention (and it is tempting for many not to do so) are suffering from buyer's remorse, but that pales before needless deaths in a hasty evacuation that could and should have been avoided and the consequences that will follow from bullies around the world feeling emboldened.
Will the freedom of Taiwan soon be gone?
Will Israel be secure?
Will "domestic unrest" around many parts of the world increase significantly?
Will the claim that the United States is a paper tiger become wisely believed?
The United States Constitution does not authorize a do over of the 2020 presidential election, but President Trump will look better and better. He kept his promises within his power and maintained the credibility that a President of the United States must have to be effective.
Tragically, the voters responsible for the Biden-Harris Administration coming to power were gullible souls following cunning scoundrels and shameless opportunists.
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.