China just sits there and slaps us in the back of the head, kicks us in the ass, and mocks us. And we just sit there and take it. They love to test us to push the boundaries on what we will allow, this was their latest "test". I'd imagine even they were astonished (yet delighted) that our feckless, weak, box of rocks president allowed the balloon to traverse the entire US before doing anything about it. And Biden once again shows that whatever decision he makes, is the abustle worst possible option. I'd rather our nation was in the hands of a Magic 8 ball.
For all of Trump's faults, and Lord there were many, at least he understood the idea that America was the lion, not the gazelle. He'd have shot that balloon down the minute he got the ok from the military, and had it aired on all the networks with Lee Greenwood singing away in the background backdropped by red, white, and blue fireworks.