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Did Biden lie about his foreign policy prowess?

Did Biden lie about his foreign policy prowess?

Since he has had a lot of opportunities to be involved in foreign policy events and discussions, I suppose it is not a Pinocchio-level lie to brag about it – maybe even exaggerate his roles.  But throughout the campaign, Biden repeatedly assured the American people that the handling of foreign policy was one of his strong points.  He knew how to deal with the complex world of diplomacy.

Like Trump before him, Biden tended to brag about his relationships with various world leaders.  He often mentions the 17,000 miles he traveled with China President Xi Jinping.  Of course, that claim got him some real Pinocchios from the Washington Post.

Now that America has entrusted Biden with our foreign affairs, we can see how he is doing.  Hmmm.  It appears Biden may have flimflammed us with all that reassurance.


There can be no doubt that Biden badly botched the withdrawal from Afghanistan.  The White House now contends that such an action was going to be very messy and chaotic.  It was unavoidable.  That is just the nature of the beast.  Nonsense.  It was ill-planned, ill-timed, and ill-executed.  We never got the Americans out as he promised.  We never got the thousands of Afghan friends out as he promised – and he got 13 of America’s finest killed, along with hundreds of Afghans.  He once praised a drone strike that actually killed an Afghan aid worker and nine others – including seven children.  The withdrawal has upset our allies and cheered our adversaries.  Biden has enhanced the power and influence of terrorists across the globe – and consequently significantly reduced our security here and abroad.


China is a major benefactor of the American withdrawal.  Xi Jinping has already recognized the Taliban government.  He has sent in experts to teach the Taliban how to use all the complex equipment and weaponry Biden left behind.  China has promised the Taliban financial support by purchasing valuable nature assets – including very rare and strategically critical minerals.

In addition, China is looking at the possibility of assuming control of Taiwan.  Taiwan is not a nation.  Still, America has supplied military equipment to Taiwan and has signed a defense treaty.  Since the Afghan withdrawal, China has openly mocked the idea that America will defend Taiwan under any circumstances – telling the Taiwanese that they have no dependable friend in Washington.  They are probably right.

Biden has done nothing but talk regarding China’s extending sovereignty over the South China Sea.  And Biden has yet to reveal how he plans to combat China’s unfair trade practices.

North Korea

Kim Jong-un has resumed his aggressive military posturing.  He has returned to testing intercontinental ballistic missiles.  All the agreements Trump had won from Kim are now null and void.  Not only does that include the pause in the long-range missile program, but the return of the remains of America’s missing in action and the stopping of supplying terrorist groups in the Middle East with weaponry.


Pakistan has always been a fair-weather friend.  Their western regions have long been havens for both al Qaeda and ISIS.  It is the country in which Osama bin Ladin was hiding for years.  Pakistan government does not see the Taliban as mortal enemies.  With the terrorist organization back in control of Afghanistan and the United States exhibiting weakness on the world stage, Pakistan will move further away from the United States.


Despite Biden’s claim that China and Russia would be happy to see America continue in Afghanistan, Beijing and Moscow are celebrating the United States’ loss of power, prestige and influence across the globe.  Russia sees American weakness and a green light for meddling in the Middle east in support of Iran and Syria.  Thanks to support from the Kremlin, anti-American sentiment will be on the march.


Iran must be absolutely giddy with the Biden foreign policy.  They may again get that nuclear agreement that only delays their becoming a nuclear state.  They know that Iran can now expand its influence – its sponsorship of terrorism – throughout the Middle East.  Will Jordan or Lebanon be the next to fall.


Biden spent a lot of time criticizing Trump for undermining America’s relationship with our NATO allies.  But Biden has accomplished something that is unique.  He so badly – so ham-handedly – handled the atomic submarine deal with Australia – and so badly angered the French government – that French President Macron has called back the French ambassador to the United States.

It was not just a trip home for consultation, but an official withdrawal of the ambassador – and an expression of anger.  That has never been done in the past.  The anger is two-fold.  Biden did not inform the French ally of the deal – an incredible diplomatic faux pas.  The French are also upset because they have been denied the same atomic technology that is now going to Australia.  Britain already had the technology, and France had every right to believe that they would be in line for an expansion of the policy.

The southern border

One of the most fundamental international responsibilities of the federal government – and the President — is to manage those who come to America for work, school, touring or permanent status.  Border security is existential.

Yet, Biden has not only failed to protect the American border from illegal entrance, but he has also imposed policies and given verbal encouragement to all who wish to come into America for any reason – for a better life or to engage in criminal or terrorist activities.

As a result, the Texas border has been overrun by tens of thousands of migrants.  Most have come from Haiti – which has suffered from official corruption, natural disasters, and the assassination of its president.  But not all the thousands huddling under a bridge are Haitians.  They come for many nations – having first gained sanctuary in Mexico.

One Democrat Congressman called the migrants “human infrastructure” – intimating that they are already part of the American fabric.  What Biden has produced at the southern border is the worst immigration and border security issue in the history of the country.

ISIS and al Qaeda

Even though sworn enemies, ISIS and al Qaeda profit greatly from the Biden foreign policy.  Their internecine war is merely a distraction from the primary objective the Muslim terrorism – to bring down the United States and western civilization through Jihadist warfare.  To some measure, every terrorist organization in the world is stronger today than when Biden took office.  The ISIS Califate that Trump defeated and degraded is growing again.  Biden’s inept foreign policies have provided recruiting opportunities for all terrorist organizations – the Taliban, ISIS, al Qaeda, Hama, Hizballah, Palestine Liberation Front, al-Shabaab, Boko Haram and the scores more listed by the U.S. State Department.


In a mere eight months, Biden has reduced the economic influence, the military might and the moral authority of the United States across the world.  As he so dangerously withdrew American and allied forces from Afghanistan, he is withdrawing America from the pinnacle of world leadership.  As he surrendered Afghanistan to the Taliban, Biden is surrendering America to the world leadership of China.  Quite a record for a man who has proclaimed himself the Master of International Diplomacy.  So, where is the victory in the Biden foreign policy?

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Ben

    After your last President, I can’t believe you wrote an entire article on Biden’s “lies”.

    There is a huge difference between not being totally forthcoming and down right lying. I shocked there is such a concern all of the sudden. I can’t quite put my finger on what is different all of the sudden.

    Tens of thousands of outright lies starting on the first day…The largest inauguration crowd in history, “I know more than all the Generals”., Bust out the sharpie to change a hurricane path, or talk about very fine people on both sides.

    This is getting tiresome.

    • Dan Tyree

      Excuses don’t fly. Your president is a retard

  2. Ben

    30,574 false or misleading statements in 4 years

    • Dan Tyree

      Retard joe has won first prize for lying. But keep your nose in his ass. He needs idiots like you. Even the liberal media is turning on him.

  3. frank stetson

    “Retard joe has won first prize for lying.” That must be based on quality, because even Larry would not say that based on quantity.

    I think trying to prove Biden the bigger liar is a bridge too far.

    680,000 people did not die on Biden’s watch. There were some real whoppers on the way to that record-breaking death list.

    This one is half-baked, full of conjecture, and seems you have time on your hands. Haven’t more people died in FL over covid than we lost Americans in Vietnam? Maybe you need to investigate your love of Desantis and how he is literally killing Florida. Oh well, agree with Afghanistan, and with China, but so what — shouldn’t the world compete for doing business with Afghanistan and any other country? And what’s there, without a sea change to culture and environment? And what would you have done, held a police force there forever?

    I’m sorry, you see a difference in Biden in North Korea, and Trump? I mean Trump lied, nothing happened, and NK kept doing what they do; what’s changed? Nothing from when Trump last screwed it up. I just don’t see how Biden has sent this one down the tubes.

    Pakistan too. I don’ see much changes, nor do I see what happens in the NW region is affected by Pakistan’s central government any more than Afghan tribes were controlled by the central government. I think you might be projecting a bit.

    I can keep going, but IMO, this one is a bit shy of facts, lots of strange assumptions, and it’s a bit early yet to draw some of these conclusions.

    • Dan Tyree

      Many more have died on retard’s watch. I thought that the idiot was supposed to be the answer to America’s prayers. Trump wasn’t fully made aware of the virus until it was getting out of hand. And we know why. I’ve personally known lots of people that got infected and some of them died. Even after being vaccinated. But Joe doesn’t know what end to wipe after he takes a shit. He even admitted that he’s limited to answering questions. His handlers know that he’s a loose cannon. He can’t even make sense when meeting with leaders of other countries. And his UN speech was a disgrace and an embarrassment. It’s time for the 25th amendment. Not a problem. Heels up would be a lame duck after the republicans win huuuuge next year and then she will be kicked to the curd in 2024. All is good. We will still MAGA. We have just hit a bump in the road.

      • Dan Tyree

        Meant to say kicked to the curb.

      • Joseph S. Bruder

        “Trump wasn’t made aware of the virus until it was too late”. Oh, Danny Boy, that is total bullshit. I’m not in government, but I could see in early January that it was going to be a big problem – just from public news reports out of China, it was doubling in China every few days and the death rate was around 5%. Given our inadequate health care system and Trump’s idiocy, I knew it was going to hit the US hard. Trump had the benefit of advisors to tell him this (although he was too lazy to listen and too stupid to understand). Trump admitted to Bob Woodward that he knew it was bad:

        “You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed,” Trump said in a Feb. 7 call with Woodward. “And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flus.” “This is deadly stuff,” he repeated.

        “I wanted to always play it down,” Trump told Woodward on March 19, according to a copy of the book obtained by CNN. “I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic.” If you don’t believe Trump said it, you can go out and find it


        It was in March and April that he told people that it would go away in a couple of weeks. He knew better. And if he had been honest, encouraged people to wear masks, aggressively used contact tracing and isolation, followed CDC recommendations, and not created a whole anti-vax anti-mask culture among his MAGA-Idiots, the death toll might have been a tenth of what it was. Trump is still killing people – it’s Trump followers (like Danny Boy) who refuse to get vaccinated, don’t wear masks, don’t social distance, and try stupid home remedies like horse dewormer and bleach and hydrogen peroxide, instead of taking a perfectly safe vaccine. COVID has become a disease of the stupid.

  4. frank stetson

    Nice one Dan, how delusional you are today. “Many more have died on retard’s watch” says write-it, like-it, print-it, and then look it up Dannie boy.

    And you got your next support-your-shit assignment. You got half-BUSTED on your first attempt, think this one is pretty much in the shit can as yet another Dan-tasy. Anyone wanna bet on Dan? Giving 10 to one odds on this one…… Matter of fact, if Biden matches Trump, first, I think most of us will care little about politics about then and second, who will care about politics, only Democrats and most Independents will be left.

    ” I thought that the idiot was supposed to be the answer to America’s prayers.” Perhaps a huge chunk, but not all America Dan. We would have to cheat better. He was also the answer to most Americans who do not fear burning in hell.

    “Trump wasn’t fully made aware of the virus until it was getting out of hand.” You really want to make that one stick. Would love to hear how the most powerful man in the world missed this one. Is he really dumb as a brick?

    “And we know why. I’ve personally known lots of people that got infected and some of them died. Even after being vaccinated.” I am sorry Dan, but you are lying again. You DO NOT know “lost of people that got infected and some of them died. Even after being vaccinated.” Dan, you do not know lots of vaccinated people that died. The numbers are just too low, sorry, Dan.

    Remember, you never proved Vice President Kamala Harris heels-upped her way to the top. You did prove she dates, a decade ago.

    You may have a chance in the midterms. Especially if you keep passing restrictive voting laws wherever you can get away with it. But if anyone can blow it, it’s the party of the greatest economy ever than can still lose big time in a confirmation election. Face it, you like the loser roll better. Makes name calling easy.

    • Dan Tyree

      Frank the facts are out there. Remove your head from your ass and see it. Many idiots though that rerard joe would heal the sick and raise the dead. I’m waiting for the fool to try walking on water. Face it. You and your crowd are backing a loser and America is losing on his watch. Even the so called main stream media are figuring him out. He was fraudulently put in the White House with the understanding that he was America’s savior. But come up for air long enough to see his approval numbers. It’s looking like next year will be a good year for republicans. So the left had better get busy and find some shit that will stick when they throw it

  5. frank stetson

    Another day with Dannie boy, oh those pipes they are a calling today.

    “Frank the facts are out there.” Starts out with a single truth.

    “Remove your head from your ass and see it.” lie number 1

    “Many idiots though that rerard joe would heal the sick and raise the dead. lie number 2

    “I’m waiting for the fool to try walking on water.” Probably true, but very stupid.

    “Face it. You and your crowd are backing a loser and America is losing on his watch.” Actually, Mr. Biden is OUR President. At this point, we are all backing him. You just do it ever so badly via your plethora of lies. For example, you say America is losing on Joe’s watch. What exactly did we lose so far?

    “Even the so called main stream media are figuring him out.” lie number 4

    “He was fraudulently put in the White House with the understanding that he was America’s savior.” lies number 5 and 6 including The Big Lie as just proven one more time from the AZ Fraudit.

    “But come up for air long enough to see his approval numbers. It’s looking like next year will be a good year for republicans.” Well, if you are basing your future success on approval numbers and you say Joe sucks pond water, then your “savior” sucks pond water, from the bottom of the pond, after stirring up the muck with your lies.

    “So the left had better get busy and find some shit that will stick when they throw it”
    1. AZ Fraudit
    2. Lost Wisconsin recount
    3. Lost Michigan recount
    4, Sanctioned Trump lawyers being sent for retraining on ethics
    5. Florida, just everything Florida
    6. Texas Fraudit, in what Universe is this not completely whack-a-doodle
    7. Georgia Fraudit, can’t wait for this one
    8. Covid cases, hospitalizations, and death in RED States, it’s a comparison that leaps of the page even with Florida changing it’s death count
    9. Trump Industry SDNY subpoenas, indictments, and future charges.
    10. Billion dollar Dominion suit
    11. 1/6 Congressional investigation subpoenas.

    Actually, not too concerned that more Trump corruption and malfeasance will hit the wall before the election, there will be plenty of stuff potentially sticking to the wall. I also think you conservatives have done a fine job at providing reasons to head to the polls on a mid-term; I mean forcing rape victims and incest victims and even raped incest victims to have your babies, that tends to raise a few emotions. About that time, the legal cases, the investigations, So do anti-mask mandates and anti-vax mandates tend to rise a lot of ire. Hell, you got one Florida fool looking to end all public health vaccines mandates. Vaccines bad, concealed carry good is not exactly gonna attract a broad coalition of voters. You’re like the Wicked Mitch of Moscow who’s all wet and cries: “Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!! You cursed Democrat! Look what you’ve done!! I’m melting, melting. Ohhhhh, what a world, what a world. Who would have thought that some little commiecrat like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness.”

    Stetson has spoken!

    Keep those lies coming cuz we know it’s impossible for you to back up what you make up. Except with names and foul language. And your language is very foul.