If I remember correctly, he did oppose the Afghanistan surge, I didn't, he had a different overall strategy thought when it came to fighting terrorism. I suspect they had more disagreements than we know of, they were just simply different men. And your right, Biden does try to have his cake and eat it too. (which saying never made sense, but anywho…)
How Joe Biden’s privatization plans helped doom Latin America and fuel the migration crisis
'“Biden is taking credit for doing something constructive to stop the migration crisis and blaming the concentration camps [on the US-Mexico border] on Trump. But it’s Biden’s policies that are driving more people out of Central America and making human rights defenders lives more precarious by defending entities that have no interest in human rights,” explained Adrienne Pine, a professor of anthropology at American University and leading researcher of the social crisis in Honduras, in an interview with The Grayzone.'