Pete Riehm
Like our Commander-in-Chief, America is clueless, feckless, and powerless
By Pete Riehm
March 19, 2024

Watching Joe Biden sputter and stumble through his presidency is embarrassing and frightening. Unable to express cogent thoughts, the supposed leader of the free world is oblivious, indecisive, and frail. Leadership is paramount to the success of any endeavor or organization. Those with military experience understand that the led reflect the leader. In the Navy, it is particularly palpable because a ship and her crew literally take on the personality of the Captain. Therefore, under Biden America has become like him: clueless, feckless, and powerless.

The world has always been dangerous and dramatic, but the dearth of American leadership from Biden has brought global turmoil to a boil. Reading news headlines and watching world events today is like a replay of the 1930’s when the world clumsily marched into world war. Treachery and tyranny seized totalitarian power in belligerent nations while the democratic nations timidly appeased the aggressors, deluded themselves, and ignored the imminent danger. Once again, aggressor nations are pushing territorial disputes and threatening their neighbors, but the western response is tenuous and tepid.

While threats to planetary peace and particularly America explode around the globe, Biden is letting our military waste away. Distracted by DEI nonsense that contributes nothing to readiness, the American military is obsessed with pronouns, but mission not so much. American youth are avoiding the silliness, so military recruiting has been down 10-25% the past few years – that is a national security crisis all but ignored! Now under manned, military hardware is also not being modernized, and what wasn’t left in Afghanistan is falling into disrepair. Biden is hollowing out our military, but he demands we fund the Ukrainian military.

Aided by suddenly war mongering Democrats and NEOCON Republicans, Biden is determined to help Ukraine maintain its borders, but not America’s borders. While all manner of criminals from third world countries and terrorists pour into America, Biden absolutely refuses to secure our borders leaving us vulnerable to who knows what. Biden and his cronies only teased about doing anything on our border if it was tied to more aid for Ukraine. Our relative insulation by two oceans has been undermined by this unchallenged invasion.

Both Iran and Russia have been wreaking havoc on the world stage with their aggressive belligerence. Emboldened by Biden’s weakness, they have renewed their assaults because the petrol-dollars started flowing again under Biden. When Biden killed American energy independence achieved by President Trump, sky-rocketing oil prices refilled Iranian and Russian war chests. Ridiculously claiming climate change is a greater threat, Biden won’t allow America to turn the spigots on again which would help average Americans and hurt our enemies with cheap fuel. Furthermore, he won’t enforce sanctions on Iran and Russia to slow their oil largesse.

For months now, Iranian militia proxies across the Middle East have attacked American forces over 200 times and even killed three American soldiers. What is Biden’s response? He just renewed a sanctions waiver giving Iran access to some $10 BILLION in previously escrowed funds! Holy Buckets! Biden is funding Iranian attacks against Americans!!!

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have been firing missiles at international shipping with near impunity for months disrupting international trade and damaging the world economy. The USA and UK have fired some missiles back, but two of the worlds supposedly most capable militaries have been unable to slow a pack of goat herders in robes and sandals. Is our military just incapable, or is Biden just not really trying?! It’s humiliating.

The only democracy and our only true ally in the Middle East was viciously attacked last year by barbarians that kidnapped, raped, murdered, and tortured innocent civilians not military targets. What is Biden’s response? He initially offers only half-hearted support, but now he openly undermines Israel by meddling in their elections. He and that two-faced New York Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer want to deprive Israel of strong wartime leadership by calling for regime change! And now Biden is sending aid to Hamas via an ill-fated beachhead of ostensibly humanitarian aid to Palestinians, but everyone knows Hamas will steal it! All to what end? A pathetic effort to appease a tiny minority of militant Democrat voters he desperately needs for the 2024 election.

Despite Biden’s delusions, Iran is already at war with America; and the globalist regimes in France, Germany, and Poland are openly flirting with war with Russia. They claim it’s a unilateral effort, but if they provoke a Russian attack on NATO territory, the USA will be dragged into war with Russia by the NATO treaty.

Like replacing Jimmy Carter as the worst American president in history, Biden will supplant British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain as the most gullible deleterious world leader in history. Biden is either hopelessly incompetent or completely compromised. Hunter Biden knows the answer.

As various global conflicts fester and worsen, who is watching closely or perhaps calling the shots behind the scenes? China! With open war in Europe and the Middle East, China is the distinct beneficiary. As the invasion continues on our southern border, America will be strained to breaking to fight two regional wars, so China can take Taiwan at their leisure. America will be unable to respond. This is clearly China’s strategy, so how is it Biden’s plan too? Is he that clueless or did those millions from China to the Biden family purchase his complicity? Another world war is at our doorstep and Biden is blundering right into it.

“Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household” (Proverbs 15:27).

Pete Riehm is a conservative activist and columnist in south Alabama. Email him at or read all his columns at

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Pete Riehm

Born to German immigrants, Pete Riehm grew up in Texas as a first generation American. Working his way through college, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After graduating from the University of Houston, Pete was commissioned into the United States Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He also earned a Master's Degree in National Security from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas... (more)


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