You are correct that the delivery environment is more different than the language used; similarly, different problem domains have far greater differences than do programming languages. In fact, as many have already noticed, most programming languages are extremely similar. From Fortran to Python, there's a very small difference if you're familiar with languages that are outliers: ones like Forth, Lisp, APL, J and K.
This is probably not unrelated to the fact that progress in programming languages has been glacial compared to progress in hardware.
In 2012, Jain and several colleagues used a set of mugshots from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Florida to examine the performance of several commercially available face recognition systems, including ones from vendors that supply law enforcement agencies. The algorithms were consistently less accurate on women, African-Americans, and younger people. Apparently they were trained on data that was not representative enough of those groups, says Jain.
Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld overrode the Pentagon's concerns about the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. We were repeatedly told the war would be over very quickly, a matter of weeks, and that the Iraqis would pay for the reconstruction of their country through oil revenues. We were also told we would be welcomed with open arms by the entire Iraqi community.
And as bad and stupid as all this was, Trump's current recruitment drive for ISIS trumps (ahem) even this. It seems that his demagoguery is an attempt to inflame his fraidy-cat supporters and help radical Islam by pushing the moderates toward them. They're so frightened that they're willing to abandon traditional American ideals like religious tolerance and justice and they're so stupid that they can't figure out that this is exactly the wrong thing to do in terms of the real-life consequences.
This is not to defend Clinton's arrogant refusal to follow the rules but to point out that when there's a choice between bad and worse, we have to choose bad.
Those who can, do; those who can't, write. Those who can't write work for the Bell Labs Record.