…by Jonas E. Alexis, VT Editor
It seems like Neocon pundit Ann Coulter is slowly but surely catching up with what most Americans have been saying since the beginning of time: that perpetual wars in the Middle East are not and have never been for America and much of the world.
Coulter declared that Biden kept a “promise Trump made, but then abandoned when he got to office. Trump REPEATEDLY demanded that we bring our soldiers home, but only President Biden had the balls to do it.”
Coulter added: “Thank you, President Biden, for keeping a promise Trump made, but then abandoned when he got to office.”
In response to the screaming crowd—both Republicans and Democrats—saying that Biden made a terrible mistake by pulling the troops out of Afghanistan, Biden responded:
“My predecessor, the former President, signed an agreement with the Taliban to remove U.S. troops by May the 1st, just months after I was inaugurated.
“It included no requirement that the Taliban worked out a cooperative governing arrangement with the Afghan government. But it did authorize the release of 5,000 prisoners last year, including some of the Taliban’s top war commanders among those who just took control of Afghanistan. By the time I came to office the Taliban was in the strongest military position since 2001.”
Whether you think the move is good or bad is debatable. The fact is that it is consistent with what the Founding Fathers would have done, and it is thoroughly congruent with what the American people have been saying all along: that perpetual wars for Israel have never been good for the world.
The interesting thing is that it took Coulter a long time to start coming out of the essentially diabolical sinkhole known as Neoconservatism. Coulter spent her entire writing career defending the wars in Iraq, sexual abuses in places like Abu Ghraib, and pretending that things will work out fine in the end. Obviously Coulter isn’t too happy about the outcome. Should we applaud her?
No, because she is not saying anything that we at VT haven’t been saying. In fact, she could have saved her sinking ship had she listened to us. Unless she starts writing a sincere apology to the millions upon millions of decent Muslims for supporting the destruction of countries like Iraq, then she is not to be praised at all.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.