President Joe Biden’s actions definitely do not reflect well on him and he seems to be on quite a roll.
On Friday General Kenneth McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command announced the findings of a Pentagon investigation that found a retaliatory U.S. drone strike in Kabul killed 10 innocents, including seven children….but not, however, a single terrorist. The U.S. drone strike on August 29 was in reaction to the bombing of the U.S. service members killed at the Kabul airport.
Initially, the administration reported the drone attack had destroyed a vehicle with ISIS-K terrorists inside, while Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen Mark Milley called the move “righteous.”
“I offer my condolences to the family and friends of those killed. This strike was taken in the earnest belief that it would prevent an imminent threat to forces at the airport. It was a mistake and I offer my sincere apology. As a commander, I’m fully responsible for this strike and its tragic outcome,” McKenzie told reporters in a Friday press conference.
Mckenzie said that he does not anticipate any disciplinary action as a result of the botched strike.
But that’s not the end of Biden’s bad day Friday as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected Pfizer’s vaccine booster for Americans 16 and older.
In August Biden and his White House officials announced their full support of getting a booster shot. However, the FDA struck down those recommendations in an overwhelming 16-2 vote on Friday, saying instead that the booster shots were only necessary for the elderly and others who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.
As if the president’s Friday wasn’t bad enough, France, in a move that’s never been seen before, recalled its ambassador from Washington, D.C. French President Emanuel Macron intended the move as a rebuke of the U.S., Australia, and the U.K. leaving France in the dark about a sale of nuclear submarines to Australia, a plan Australia has now dropped in favor of the U.S.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called the move “unacceptable behavior” and recalled the nation’s ambassadors from both the U.S. and Australia. France has never withdrawn its ambassador from the U.S., and the incident further cuts at Biden’s intended foreign policy message that “America is back.”