Biden has a lot on his hands with Afghanistan. Tough decisions to be made. Harry Truman had a sign on his desk…..The Buck Stops Here.
Biden has the same sign on his desk, though not actually. Afghanistan is his headache!
Blame is not an issue at this point. The issue simply stated is how do we get Americans and certain Afghans and their families out? By August 31!
No choice involved. One way or another, Biden has to get them out.
A hero or heel in the making.
Choices appear limited. Flying the big planes in and out alone not going to do it.
I heard on the internet yesterday that Biden was looking to use airline planes to assist. Today, nothing heard.
The idea sounded good to me.
Another approach is to dump something like 40,000 U.S. military back in near and around the airport and anywhere else needed.. Enough to overpower the Talibans and get every one out that should be out.
Finally, get our boys and girls out swiftly afterwards.
Biden immediately froze Afghanistan/Taliban bonds, accounts, etc. that were sitting in U.S. banks. The word is the Talibans need the money. A perhaps excellent negotiating tool.
I wrote several weeks ago that Trump’s popularity was a diminishing one. I still believe it. By the time 2024 rolls around, Trump will not even be able to run for dog catcher.
Trump spoke at a rally in Alabama a day or two ago.
One of Trump’s traits while President wws he would say something one day, change his position the next.
Ain’t no question he was against vaccine use. For a number of years.
Trump was booed at the Alabama rally after encouraging the crowd to get COVID-19 vaccinated.
Ah, how the worm turns!
Today some booing. Tomorrow, a lot of booing. The crowds will begin to thin out and get smaller and smaller.
Most of Trump’s followers today will turn on him tomorrow.
Alabama’s vaccine rates presently lag behind the rest of the country. Coronavirus on a rampage. No room at the inn. No hospital beds available anywhere in Alabama.
Good job, Donald. You started all this crap!
Henri a Frenchman at heart. Were he in Paris, he would be hitting all the clubs, etc. Out over the ocean, Henri is readying himself to bring damage and death to New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Block Island at the very least.
It has been a long time since a hurricane or significant storm has gone where Henri is headed. Gloria hit Long Island in 1908. Bob New England in 1991. Sandy New Jersey in 2012.
Long Island and Connecticut can expect landfall this afternoon. And then forward like Christian soldiers. Weather definitely will be dangerous. Winds, storm surges, and major flooding.
Montauk Point at the eastern tip of Long Island beginning to suffer at the moment. A huge resort at the tip. I stayed there many years ago when first built as the guest of the owner.
Block Island is designated to be hit. Block Island a part of Rhode Island. A magnificent small island. Little known. A flavor of its own. Quiet and peaceful. Very much a family place. Only accessible by ferry boat, power and sail boats.
I rented houses on a high cliff overlooking the ocean two consecutive summers. First time for a week. The next a whole month.
I discovered Block Island earlier by sailing into it with a friend and spending a couple of nights each time sleeping on the boat, etc.
Interestingly, there is a possibility Henri will deviate a bit and hit Central New York. The Syracuse/Utica area. Utica my home town.
The concert in Central Park yesterday was cancelled while the show was going on. Henri made it to New York City before the concert had concluded. If I remember correctly, the storm hit while Barry Manilow was in mid song.
Central Park emptied out quickly.
Key West airport has become the butt of criticism the past few years. Too many planes landing a one time. Passengers made to sit on planes for an hour or more before deplaning. Planes sitting an hour or more on the runway waiting to take off.
Luggage retrieval another problem. Planes have been scheduled so as to generally land 4 at a time. Can you imagine how long it takes to get your luggage? How long you have to stand waiting for your luggage to be deplaned?
There is a picture on the front page of the Citizen this morning of the departure lounge. Standing room only. Butt to butt. Some masked, some not.
Local authorities claim the fault lies with labor shortages locally and nationally.
Plans are in place for an $80 million expansion. It cannot come soon enough.
Enjoy your day!