Oh, what might have been. Our country could have been spared a lot of pain over the last few years if only Joe Biden had followed his instinct and retreated to Delaware in 2009 to tend to his garden.
You see, according to the Hur classified docs report, he came this close to renouncing his then-position as vice president in the Obama administration. If he had, he would have likely faded into obscurity and we’d remember him now as a mediocre senator and goofy VP.
Alas, even though he had been unexpectedly thrown back in the limelight when candidate Obama picked him as his running mate—after Biden had failed badly at two presidential campaigns of his own—he nevertheless thought of jumping ship because he objected to Obama’s Afghanistan policies. As Robert Gates famously said in his 2014 memoir, Joe Biden has “been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades,” and he didn’t disappoint on this issue.
Hur’s report continues to deliver damning information about our mentally declining president:
Biden documented his interior struggles in a notebook, a diary almost as interesting as Ashley Biden’s:
Biden was specifically against Obama’s plans to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan throughout 2009, according to the writings FBI agents found in his home.
According to the Hur report, Biden called Army leaders’ request for a “surge” of another 40,000 troops in Afghanistan “f—ing outrageous” and thought such a move would be “disastrous.”
While Obama’s own Afghanistan policies had plenty of problems, they came nowhere near to approaching Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from the war-torn nation in 2021—a chaotic, ill-managed decision that cost 13 Americans their lives.
If only Biden had shown some backbone and listened to his gut feeling back in 2009, perhaps someone less destructive would be president right now, and the country would be in a much better place.