There is a very forceful phrase in the public sphere that says: “Who decides to resign.” So Joe Biden’s decision must be made as such, a determination that does have its rough edges, but is consistent with his campaign offer and consistent over time, given his experience as a career diplomat. Let me explain now.
“Who decides to resign” is a premise that is in the governance manual. A political leader decides every day based on the information he has, what is best for his governed. Let’s remember that information is power.
A dear friend, a ruler in this country, used to say that “I often make decisions in the solitude of my office. With no one else ”. This is the fundamental job of a true leader. Determine when to say YES and when to say NO to a project, idea, suggestion or crisis, assuming the decision.
And Joe Biden’s decision has already had its consequences, there is a decline in his popularity and perhaps the Oval Room has received a series of calls from his allies asking for explanations, and this friends of Merca2.0, is known as “The art of governing.”
Joe Biden has his probable reasons for making this decision.
In my opinion, the first is that this war was already lost, it was unsustainable to keep it budgetary speaking. The second is that this action should have been taken a few years ago, in the days of Busch, Obama and perhaps Trump, but they did not, because they knew they would be losing their political capital. Biden did make the decision and knows the costs of it.
The analysis of the case now enters the dimension of the forms and the message with which Biden explains his decision.
We consider that he had to emphasize in his speech, with more force, that this war was no longer desired by the Americans and that the lobbying with the Afghan government should have had more padlocks to guarantee the safety of its inhabitants, particularly women and girls. .
In the same way, the domestic negotiation had to incorporate the veterans and military leaders who participated in Afghanistan to get their opinions and temper their spirits once the route to follow had been decided.
The most urgent thing on Joe Biden’s agenda is to convene a working meeting with his allies from the Group of 7 (G7) to size the case and decide, collectively, what should be the solutions to this crisis that now demands the reception of refugees and negotiation with the Taliban government that has taken control of the country.
Maintaining order in the world has its price. Deciding what is best has its risks.
The American government has open fronts with Al Shabab in Somalia, with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and with Al Nusra in Syria and with the self-styled Islamic State. “These threats deserve our attention and our resources,” the President of the United States of America recently stated.
Joe Biden shows that he knows how to make decisions and is aware that governing wears … but he also knows, with his experience, that this is part of the job at the helm of the Oval Room.
There will be many opinions that indicate that what was decided was a mistake but only those who contemplate the forest completely, know the context of things.
We will meet later.