As September 11, 2023, approaches, our nation will mark 22 years since the devastating terror attacks that forever changed America. The memory of the two planes crashing into the World Trade Center towers, another into the Pentagon, and the heroic efforts of passengers diverting a fourth plane destined for the U.S. Capitol Building or the White House, is etched in our history.
Throughout the years, presidents have typically commemorated this somber anniversary by participating in events held in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or at the White House itself. However, this tradition seems to have been disregarded by Joe Biden, as reports suggest he will be in Alaska on this significant day. To make matters even more perplexing, Biden has chosen to send Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband to attend a commemoration ceremony in New York City.
The decision for Biden to be in Alaska during the 9/11 anniversary has raised eyebrows and sparked questions. This location choice places him far removed from the traditional observation sites and key national landmarks associated with the attacks. Given his recent mismanaged response to the wildfires in Hawaii and the unfavorable reception he received there, it’s evident that Hawaii was not a viable option for him either.
Considering the meticulous choreography of the president’s movements for public relations purposes, his absence from the usual sites or even the White House itself appears unusual. While some speculate that this move is intended to highlight Kamala Harris, there’s skepticism surrounding this theory. Many believe that Biden’s selection of Harris as his running mate was more strategic than genuine, and reports of tension between their teams further cast doubt on her elevation to a successor role.
A more plausible explanation for Biden’s choice of location is linked to his botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, which has been the defining moment of his presidency. The withdrawal not only resulted in a tragic loss of American service members’ lives but also handed Afghanistan back to the Taliban, undoing two decades of progress made by the United States and its allies. It’s widely acknowledged that this misstep significantly impacted Biden’s approval ratings, leaving them in a negative trajectory.
Biden’s previous actions also contribute to the skepticism surrounding his choice. He had bypassed military advice and misled the public about the conditions on the ground in Afghanistan, aiming for a symbolic victory photo-op to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. This decision, driven by hubris, led to the tragic loss of lives and the collapse of Afghanistan’s stability.
While the president’s public appearance on the anniversary of 9/11 is expected, the chosen location and circumstances raise suspicions. The lack of transparency in Biden’s motivations adds to the perception that he might be attempting to deflect attention or evade the traditional ceremonies associated with this significant date in American history.