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Joe Biden is a One Term President #ThatFellaDownUnder, Aukus, and Nuclear Powered Submarines for Australia

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Overwhelmed by the historic nature of announcing a trilateral security partnership with Britain and Australia, called Aukus, in which the US is going to share nuclear technology that will help Australia create a multibillion-dollar fleet of nuclear-powered submarines, President Joe Biden clearly forgot our Prime Minister's name.

Fortunately he improvised with "that fella down under" and nobody noticed his momentary brain fart. Or so he probably thought.

Far from being offended, I'm sure many Australians remember fondly a time when Scott Morrison's name was synonymous with the statement "I think he's the Treasurer?" Nobody could actually be sure as the revolving door on who was leading the country at that time was still moving at quite a pace.

"That fellow down under," Scott Morrison
"That fellow down under,"
Scott Morrison

To be fair, I'd struggle to remember the name of a man who's biggest achievement is being a doorstop on changing leadership in a party that lacked the vision to elect long running deputy leader, Julie Bishop, as their leader (only 11 votes out of 85 yeeeshh... I would've voted Liberal for sure at the next election, and I've only ever voted Liberal once in my entire life because the local candidate put in the legwork in my community).

But I digress, before Biden won the election he was quietly saying he was probably a one term president. As time has gone on the rhetoric has changed to him planning to run a second term. I tend to agree with other observers that he's only saying this so that people don't perceive his effectiveness as President to be limited by a four year deadline.

I have no doubt that, if he gets to 2024 feeling confident about his track record and energy moving forward, he'll run again. I just don't think he'll make it through a second term. I'm not entirely sure he'll make it to 2024?

I'm not saying anything as ominous as he'll be attending his own funeral before 2024, I just get the sense he's already slowing down, and was kind of hoping to be in retirement by 2024 - when he will be 81 years old. Then again Clint Eastwood is 91 and still making movies so maybe Joe Biden could manage a second term and still have a few good years of retirement? Regardless I'm calling it. He's a one term President... until he isn't.

In the meantime the Aukus partnership will see my home town of Adelaide building at least 11 or 12 nuclear powered submarines to help maintain 'peace' within the region (and in no way participating in an arms race whatsoever with China - just in case we say something the CCP can blow out of all proportion and be offended at).

So I guess now, Adelaide becomes a military target for however long it takes to build this fleet of submarines that, and Morrison, Biden, and Johnson can't stress this enough, are nuclear powered NOT nuclear armed.

Not that I think China is likely to attack anyone anytime soon despite the CCP being experts at being personally offended by words. Economically they're doing too well internationally. War of any kind would be more of a set back than a step forward.


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