Only a few short years ago this would not have happened. When the Taliban was threatening the US, then President Trump sent the leader of the Taliban a picture of his house.
"Didn't you at one point tell him, 'I know exactly where you are,' and give him the exact coordinates where he was?" Sean Hannity asked Trump. Trump replied, "No, I sent him a picture of his house. He said, 'But why but why do you send me a picture of my house?' I said, 'You have to figure that one out.' "I said, 'If you do anything – from that point on we didn't lose one soldier – we're going to hit you harder than any country has ever been hit.' He said, 'I understand, your Excellency.'"
What happened when ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was captured? Trump went on national TV to announce that the US would make good on their threats. He explained to the world how the leader of ISIS "died like a dog" who spent his last moments in fear, running from American forces like a "coward" and hiding behind women and children. In another instance, Trump posted a simple picture of the American flag to social media moments before an airstrike in Iraq that killed one of Iran's top generals. Trump promised to obliterate all of America's enemies and America was feared.
Our enemies feel they have the upper hand now. Iran publicly threatened America a day before Joe Biden was set to arrive in Israel. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's adviser, Mohammad-Javad Larijani of the Axis of Resistance, issued a warning to America that aiding Israel "would be a strategic mistake" and would make it a "legitimate target for the resistance fighters in the entire region" He ominously uttered that "the war will not be limited to Gaza" and said "in the near future, America's presence in Syria and Iraq will be very costly for them."