US Standing in the World Collapses After Joe Biden’s Calamitous Afghanistan Withdrawal

The US standing in the world and with American allies collapsed last month following Joe Biden’s calamitous withdrawal from Afghanistan. reported:

The IBD/TIPP Standing In The World Index, a unique metric that measures Americans’ opinion on the country’s position as a world leader, declined 8.2 points or 16.1%, from 50.9 in August to 42.7 in September.

It is the second-largest monthly percentage drop in the last 20 years, trailing only the October 2017 drop of 20.1%, when the Las Vegas shooting killed 58 people and injured 500 more.

By points, it is the fourth-biggest drop over the past 20 years.

Multiple factors are behind the loss of confidence.

  • Americans continue to suffer trauma as a result of the botched Afghanistan withdrawal. It has exacerbated fears of terrorism and fosters a loss of confidence.
  • As the withdrawal was in progress, a suicide bomber killed 13 U.S. service members and dozens of Afghans at Kabul Airport, the worst day for U.S. forces in Afghanistan in a decade. Thirty more troops and hundreds of Afghans were hurt.
  • Many Americans are still stuck in Afghanistan.
  • The U.S. has spent nearly one trillion dollars and has nothing to show so far.
  • The reconstruction of Afghanistan was, at best, a mixed success.
  • Our allies have been harshly critical of how we withdrew.

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