After Afghan Pullout, Biden Goes War Bonkers

President Biden was excoriated by the U.S. war party for pulling out of Afghanistan after 20 years last August. In so doing, Biden didn’t mince words proclaiming that staying wasn’t worth one more American death after 4,288 Americans died there for nothing since October, 2001. Yet, his pulling out was the boldest, most sane US act for peace in this century, one that deserved thunderous gratitude instead of unrelenting vilification.

But unnerved by the criticism he was weakening American standing in the world, Biden has pivoted from peace to an aggressive foreign policy around the world since.

Does even one in a thousand Americans believe we’re under threat from the al Shahab militant group in Somalia, 8,600 miles from the homeland? Biden does, announcing 500 US troops are on their war to African Somalia and that airstrikes against these alleged bad guys will resume.

Sixteen months into his tenure and Biden has failed to achieve his campaign promise to return to Obama’s 2015 Iran nuclear deal which likely headed off war with Iran. Now, for the first time, he’s committed the US to participate in Israeli war games against Iran. That, along with unreasonable demands over returning to the 5 + 1 Iran nuclear deal, threatens war with Iran instead of peace.

Just yesterday in Japan, Biden announced unequivocally that the US would intervene militarily with China should they invade Taiwan. Sensible military and diplomatic professionals are horrified Biden would make such a stark commitment for all out war with China 8,000 miles away in China’s backyard. What could possibly go wrong?

But the real threat Biden poses to peace, possibly even nuclear war, is his massive infusion of $54 billion in military aid, rather than diplomacy, which is prolonging Russia’s war in Ukraine. America is not only AWOL from promoting peace there, we’ve signaled to Ukraine’s president Zelensky that he’d better follow the US policy of weakening and isolating Russia, regardless of the death and destruction a prolonged war causes Ukraine.

More billions will be squandered in Europe by US plans to increase their military bases beyond the current 300, and pour in thousands of more troops. Europe loves protecting their homeland from a phantom Russia enemy as long as Uncle Sam is paying the fare.

Besides engaging in or risking war on several fronts, Biden’s bellicose foreign policy is funneling massive amounts of US treasure away from life sustaining and enhancing policies at home that require urgent attention.

Looks like after being schooled by the war party for ending a 20 year war in Afghanistan that should never have been fought, Biden’s new governing mantra is: ALL GUNS, NO BUTTER.

Walt Zlotow became involved in antiwar activities upon entering University of Chicago in 1963. He is current president of the West Suburban Peace Coalition based in the Chicago western suburbs. He blogs daily on antiwar and other issues at

9 thoughts on “After Afghan Pullout, Biden Goes War Bonkers”

  1. Those that want peace are there. You have to navigate through all the noise to find them.

    1. This reminds me of Reagan joking about “outlawing Russia forever” on a radio station when he was the president. Biden is much closer to starting a nuclear war than Reagan was.

      1. This will give you more history and background on this topic friend.

        DECEMBER 25, 2015 NATO: Seeking Russia’s Destruction Since 1949

        Baker told Gorbachev: “Look, if you remove your [300,000] troops [from east Germany] and allow unification of Germany in NATO, NATO will not expand one inch to the east.”

        Nov 29, 2016 The Map That Shows Why Russia Fears War With US

  2. It is less than certain that Biden’s pullout of Afghanistan was intended to bring ‘peace’ to that country. First, the result has been the return of the Talibans in Afghanistan and slavery for women. Moreover, secondly, considering that the plan to provoke Russia to a war in Ukraine dates to before the US-financed coup in that latter country, in 2014, the Biden administration needed to transfer American soldiers from Afghanistan to Europe. Thus, Biden’s Afghanistan pullout was only part of his plan to stoke the fire of war in Europe. Joe Biden is not a peacemaker but a warmonger.

  3. Yet, his pulling out was the boldest, most sane US act for peace in this century, one that deserved thunderous gratitude instead of unrelenting vilification.

    I stumbled on this sentence, which made it hard to read the article. I just have to get it off my chest. What’s wrong with this sentence?

    Firstly, it wasn’t Biden but Trump who made the decision to pull out.

    Secondly, it was a demonstration of the moral depravity of US imperialism. I was against the Afghan invasion before it happened and never had any reasons to change my mind. But once you drag a country into a war with all the devastation and death that implies, you have a moral responsibility to manage the consequences. You can’t just hit and run.

    Western globalists seduced Afghans with a vision of a liberal democracy and neoliberal market rules where everybody would become as prosperous as the citizens of Western consumer societies. Who wouldn’t want that? Except that it was destined to fail from the very beginning.

    Thus, Biden cut his losses and run, leaving allies and Westernized Afghans, who had supported the US, in the lurch. Great way of destroying trust in US leadership, Joe.

  4. Ahem. Africon is alive and well. Somolia adventure may lead to another “Black Hawk Down” scenario. We are sabre rattling at our Southern neighbors. We are threatening China. The ads for the military are everywhere on MSM. Flyovers, etc. We are a very weird and dangerous nation.

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