“우리는 한 세대에서 가장 위험한 순간에 살고 있다,” the narrator in a Biden campaign commercial running in Iowa in late 2019 말했다.
“This is a moment that requires strong, 꾸준한, stable leadership. We need someone tested, and trusted around the world. This is a moment for Joe Biden – a president with the experience to lead,” the narrator emphasized.
After winning the Democratic nomination, Biden targeted then-President Trump during last summer and autumn’s general election over foreign policy.
“We find ourselves in a position where we’re more isolated in the world than we’ve ever been,” Biden argued on the campaign trail.
And as he announced some top members of his national security team, president-elect Biden highlighted soon after winning the November 2020 election that “America is back. Ready to lead the world, not retreat from it. 다시 한번, sit at the head of the table. Ready to confront our adversaries, and not reject our allies, ready to stand up for our values.”
But the image of Biden as a foreign policy sage appears to be taking a major hit, as pictures of the Taliban quickly taking over 아프가니스탄 and of American troops hastily evacuating U.S. 외교관, citizens and allies from Kabul dominated media coverage the past couple of days.
Making matters worse, what the president – just a month ago – pledged wouldn’t happen, has happened.