If Kamala was hoping this excursion would take some of the heat off her for things going sideways in Kabul, and the heat she’s taking for her dereliction of the border, she was disappointed.
The crisis unfolding in Kabul was very much on everyone’s mind even in Singapore. Simply put, America’s credibility is now on the line.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said during a Sunday press conference with Vice President Kamala Harris that he believed after America’s “awry” withdrawal of troops led to the fall of Afghanistan, global perceptions of our image would be determined in the days ahead.
“What will influence perceptions of U.S. resolve and commitment to the region will be what the U.S. does going forward: how it repositions itself in the region, how it engages its broad range of friends and partners and allies in the region, and how it continues the fight against terrorism,” Lee said. “Countries make calculations and take positions, and they have to make recalculations and adjust their positions from time to time. Sometimes it can be done smoothly. Sometimes there are hiccups. Sometimes things go awry and take time to put right.” —NewYorkPost
Here is video of the full event, with questions about Afghanistan beginning at around the 16 minute mark. Singapore’s PM replied first, and Kamala gave her response at about 19:33. Questions on Afghanistan just kept coming, pivoting to vaccines only around the 30-minute mark.
Poor Kamala. Not only is she working hard not to deal with her own mess at the border, now she’s got to deal with Biden’s mess in Afghanistan.
Is this the job she thought she was signing up for?
In case we need reminding that the stakes here are real…
Other world powers are already stepping into the power vacuum that Biden’s show of weakness is providing…
Russia has said it will hold joint maritime exercises with China and Iran in the coming months, in an announcement timed to show support from Moscow and Beijing to Tehran in its confrontations with Washington, an analyst said. –MSN
Joe could call Trump ‘Putin’s puppy’ all he wants, but the world knows which President is really Putin’s bitch… just look at which one gave Putin back his pipeline.