We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Avoids the excuses spins by Biden and minions, or of defenders of earlier presidents. For me, who proudly served in USMC in Vietnam, the incompetence and timidity of our supposed leaders is despicable.
I’m really curious to see how Biden will handle the upcoming public address. (Why in the afternoon, by the way, and not in prime time?)
Something is off about what the media has been leading us to believe. Does anyone believe that Joey formulated any plan or comprehended a plan in enough detail to stipulate in what order the withdrawal would be handled, or that he had the chops to argue for his Plan, demand its implementation over all objections, and see it through to execution? Per the Intelligence community we hear that Biden over rode their objections and warnings. Over the last 20 years wouldn’t you imagine that the Pentagon had drawn up many withdrawal, evacuation, and bug out plans down to the smallest details, with pages and pages of contingencies. I’m just assuming the most current one would be pulled from the shelf. I can’t conceive of this decision being made unilaterally and without consulting with or coordinating with allies. Did it have their support?
Am I naive? Here’s what’s strange, if Biden was going against the advise of the Intelligence agencies, why did the DOD execute the plan? They had no qualms about undermining and defying Trump. If it had been Trump, they would have sabotaged it or slow walked it, and lied about it while leaking and smearing Trump. What gives? It doesn’t add up; something must have happened. Who benefits? What are we missing?
To answer your question as to why Biden did the speech in the afternoon rather than the evening, it is typical for people with dementia to have their best few hours of the day in the morning. By the evening, they tend to lose it big time. This also explains why the WH so frequently "calls a lid" on public appearances around or even before noon.
I don't know how long they can keep up the charade that this wreck of a man is able to do his job. But the Dims are in a jam; he needs to be 25th'd, but nobody like Harris and then they'd lose their tie-breaking Senate vote. My guess is they'll try to tough it out, the harm to our Nation be damned.
The administration and administrative state corrupted their way into power and you expect them to be able corrupt their way to success as viewed by the public? Even the media will look like total incompetents...this was their dream team.