Historian and financier Conrad Black said in a Canadian National Post op-ed over the weekend what a lot of Americans are now thinking: President Joe Biden’s failed Afghanistan pullout has proven that Donald Trump’s re-election loss last fall was a “global catastrophe.”
Outside of Trump’s tweets and personal pettiness, Black said, he was an effective leader who had strengthened the West during his time in office.
“Seven months into the Biden regime, the truism that dare not speak its name is now almost too obvious to bear stating,” Black wrote. “It was a catastrophic error to evict Donald Trump.”
“There is open discussion of trying to reconstruct the Western alliance without American leadership,” he continued. “Biden’s own partisans are silent as his standing in the eyes of his countrymen crumbles. Is there any sane person who in the dark and quiet of their bedroom in the dead, vast, and middle of the night would not prefer Trump with his gaucheries to this horrifying immolation of American national credibility and of the unbroken right of the West over 2500 years to be the preeminent influence in the world?”
Black did receive a pardon from Trump, which will lead critics to question his objectivity regarding Trump, but it seems quite obvious that he is right in this case.