In response to a recent Hamas terrorist attack on Israel, questions have arisen regarding President Biden's capacity to effectively manage the situation. While Israel promptly classified it as a "war," President Biden remained silent for an extended period. Instead, the initial statement from the White House came from NSC spokesperson Adrienne Watson. Subsequently, a State Department statement was released but later deleted. President Biden's own statement did not surface until 10 a.m. ET, casting doubt on his direct involvement and decision-making in this crisis.
Even when President Biden eventually delivered live remarks, he declined to entertain questions from reporters, inadvertently shedding light on a more significant concern. Did he remain uninformed as the situation deteriorated? President Biden claimed he only began addressing the issue around 7:30 or 8:00 a.m. If that is indeed the case, why was no statement issued at that time? It wasn't until after 10 a.m., which is typically when he commences his day, that any action was taken. This perceived lack of urgency and delayed reaction echoes past crises, including the Afghanistan withdrawal, where President Biden could not deliver a live statement until after his return from a weekend vacation.
This recurring pattern of behavior is disconcerting and underscores President Biden's apparent incapacity to effectively manage critical situations. It brings to mind previous instances, such as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's response to the Benghazi attack, where leaders failed to adequately respond to urgent situations. President Biden's delayed responses and apparent lack of situational awareness in these moments indicate a leadership deficit and an inability to prioritize national security. This raises significant concerns about his ability to navigate future crises, including potential challenges like those concerning Taiwan.
It is evident that President Biden's performance during these pivotal moments emphasizes the necessity for a resolute and capable leader in the White House. To ensure our nation's well-being, President Biden may not be the suitable leader for us in 2024. The stakes are too high, and we cannot afford to have a president who appears consistently unresponsive to safeguarding our national security.