This seems not so good:
Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told Fox News host Mark Levin on Sunday night that President Joe Biden, a Democrat, is the greatest threat that the United States faces from a national security perspective because of the numerous bad decisions that the administration has made.
Yeah, yeah, yeah: I know that Ratcliffe served under Trump, but he was still the freaking Director of National Intelligence. There are definitely partisan motivations here, but just listen to what he had to say.
Levin highlighted the recent disaster caused in Afghanistan by Biden and asked, "What has Joe Biden done to America's national security?"
"To your point, first on Afghanistan, I hope that it's just something that has an impact for decades, I hope it's not centuries; it's the most profound loss for the United States, certainly in our lifetime," Ratcliffe said. "But one of my concerns there, and this goes to your larger question about what has Joe Biden done to our national security, he's very currently harmed, but in so many respects beyond Afghanistan, but this most recent, most painful, colossal, epic failure in Afghanistan has literally breathed life into the radical Islamic terrorist movement, not just in Afghanistan, but around the world."
Ratcliffe warned that U.S. intelligence officials will not know how bad the consequences of Biden's actions are going for "a long, long time to come."
"I wrote an article as the Director of National Intelligence saying that China was our number one national security threat; I did that as I was walking out the door based on the …. fact that, you know, I'm the person that saw more intelligence than anyone else in the country over the past year, and China very much is that existential threat to our country," Ratcliffe continued. "But if I had to write that op-ed today, I would tell you that I think our greatest national security threat, at least in the short term, is Joe Biden, and our national security apparatus."
Like I said, that's pretty bad.
You have to be a pretty bad leader to be a bigger threat than China and Islamic terrorism.
Ratcliffe went on to say he's not trying to be sensational – that he literally means this:
And the reason I say that, and I'm not trying to be glib or hyperbolic, but Mark, they have literally gotten everything wrong for eight straight months," Ratcliffe explained. "With respect to China, with respect to Russia, with respect to Iran, with respect throughout the Middle East, now, including Afghanistan, it goes on and on, literally, they're batting zero. They're striking out at every turn. And it's having a profound grave impact on our national security and our national security posture."
He said the primary issue is that Biden is not listening to the intelligence when making decisions:
"I always look at what the intelligence, what I saw in that position, and one of the challenges here that we are facing for the next three years, is a president who's not listening to the intelligence..."
Let's not forget a few things:
- Under Biden, the military just bombed 10 people in Afghanistan – some of whom were children – under the belief that they were killing a terrorist. Then it turned out that the guy was an aid worker.
- Biden was also against the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. We wouldn't have gotten the terrorist mastermind if Joe had been in charge instead of Barack Obama.
- Speaking of bin Laden, he argued that Biden shouldn't be targeted for assassination because he believed Joe was so incompetent that his leadership would hurt the U.S. and be a win for Al Qaeda.
- Obama's Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, said that Biden has "been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades."
So maybe you should listen to Ratcliffe.
Here's the full video of his thoughts if you're interested. You'll notice it's hosted on Trump's site because there was no way the former president was going to pass this one over (and also the link is certain to stay active since Big Tech can't censor it there)!
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