By Michael Patrick, Ph.D.
Watch how slowly the news media jumps up to identify the biggest winners in Uncle Joe Biden’s Afghanistan debacle. In the bigger picture, the outcomes are hardly a surprise.
Funniest thing: it appears the trillion-dollar winner is China.
Before the 2020 election, I told audiences in Beijing that, despite the usual human rights complaints, then-candidate Biden would prove President Xi Jinping’s bestie, especially in alternative energy markets. If “follow the money” stories spill out, it would make Biden’s domestic woes make him wish he could blame Afghanistan on Covid too.