[Ed. – It would be easier to detail what he does understand.]
This week, President Joe Biden made a dark political bet that Americans would forget a 20-year war. Biden and his aides, many of whom have lived and worked inside the bubble of Washington for most of their adult lives, believed the political fallout would be limited because people were war-weary.
Their exit strategy was based on internal and public polling that showed the Afghanistan withdrawal was popular, even though the same polls showed it was not something people were paying attention to.
In short, it was all about what made Biden popular with voters.
This has backfired. The Biden administration, filled with people who make their living with a plastic world of political calculations, believes based on polling that this will blow over. It will be just fine.
Biden fails to understand why the United States is transfixed by these images and reporting.