On September 11, the Biden administration decided to praise Saudi Arabia, which was a very divisive move. This comes at a time when Joe Biden is being criticized for being the first president to skip the usual ways of observing and instead show up in Alaska.
On the 22nd anniversary of the terrible incident, Adrienne Watson shared a social media message in which she praised the Saudis for giving $20 billion in funding to the Partnership of Global Infrastructure.
Watson is the spokesperson for Biden’s National Security Council, which is led by Andrew Sullivan. At first, it wasn’t clear why the government thought it was a good idea to praise the country that helped make 9/11 happen on the anniversary of such a deadly terror attack.
The reaction was mostly bad, and many people criticized the White House for sending messages that didn’t match the mood.
Some people thought that the post was part of a deal with Saudi Arabia to get the cash pledge, but that hasn’t been proven. Even though they are friends of the United States, the Saudis have tried for a long time to hide their role in the attack and get away with it.
Watson calls the Partnership for the Global Infrastructure Biden’s “signature effort.” It is a fund that wants to send money to third-world countries in order to, among other things, “help deal with the climate crisis.” It was set up by a presidential order in the middle of 2022.
If the purpose of a post applauding the Saudis was to show that the government still cared about 9/11 after the president didn’t go to any of the attack sites or mark the anniversary at the White House, it failed totally. Was this an accident or on purpose? I am not sure how important it is, because even if it is just stupidity, it shows that Biden and his subordinates only care about their own political goals and nothing else.
Either the president’s administration is more concerned with promoting some climate change hoax than somberly commemorating 9/11, or the Saudis donated this money in order to win favor and got it in return. Neither answer is good enough.
Author: Steven Sinclaire