Biden’s rhetoric brings the world to the brink of war
Would you like to be part of the janitorial team that must perpetually clean up President Biden’s dangerous statements? The comms-blunder cleanup team has got to be the largest team of workers in Biden’s White House.
In the past few days, Mr. Biden has hinted that America will use chemical weapons against Russia, that US troops will be deployed in Ukraine to fight Russian invaders, and that Mr. Putin should be expelled. A trifecta of rhetoric that diminishes the value of diplomacy with Russia to defuse the Ukraine-Russia war, while making America the butt of derision around the world.
Crazy “Uncle Joe” not only has a propensity for malaprop, he has increasingly developed into a verbal time bomb that periodically explodes, leaving the nation vulnerable to the fallout of his deteriorating oratorical and mental skills.
When Mr. Biden became president, many of those who voted for him did so because they thought he had a nicer “tone” than former President Donald Trump. “No more mean tweets,” was their mantra. As they watch the havoc wreaked on America by a dodder and incompetent like Mr. Biden, surely they must be feeling buyer’s remorse.
When he’s not blowing up the US economy, Mr. Biden is bringing the world to the brink of all-out war, the likes of which have not been seen since World War II.
As anti-villain tweeters believed, rhetoric matters. And, when Mr. Biden gets behind the wheel of the communications bus, it’s always only a matter of moments before he drives America over the cliff with one outrageous comment or another.
We’ve gone beyond the delusional lies about a childhood gang encounter with “Corn Pop,” or kids playing with the hair on his legs. It is not a childish claim to have been a driver of large trucks.
No, what Mr. Biden is doing is single-handedly shifting America’s international reputation from the strong position it held during Mr. Trump’s tenure, to making us irrelevant and weak.
And, it is dangerous. A weak America breeds violence and conflict around the world. Strong leaders with malevolent intentions inhabit the real world. When a strong American leader like Mr. Trump confronts a Vladimir Putin, a Kim Jong-un, a Xi Jinping or the Ayatollah, they know he means business.
When a barely coherent American leader like Mr. Biden engages internationally, the whole world laughs. Or worse, takes the weakness of the United States as an opening to pursue goals that produce conflict.
After indicating that the United States would respond to Russia’s potential use of chemical weapons by using chemical weapons, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan tried to clean it up, saying, “The United States does not have no intention of using chemical weapons, period, under any circumstances. .”
Is Mr. Biden or Mr. Sullivan the president? Are we going to use chemicals? We hope not.
Mr Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a butcher and he intoned that Mr Putin could not stay in power. The White House cleaners spin cycle has gone kablooey. Their explanation that Mr. Biden only meant that Mr. Putin should not be a regional leader was as muddled as their boss. Even French President Emmanuel Macron denounced Biden’s inflammatory remarks.
After telling US troops in Poland that some of them would be on the ground in Ukraine, the White House retorted: “The President has been clear that we will not be sending US troops to Ukraine and he does not there is no change in this position.
But, that’s just the point. The president’s relentlessly reckless statements are unclear. They are muddy and sometimes inconsistent. And that makes it dangerous.
No amount of cleanup after Biden’s statement can undo the damage caused by Mr. Biden’s untimely, untargeted outbursts.
Betcha would prefer the international stability, low inflation, American energy independence and border security that accompanied a few “mean tweets” to the devastation wrought by a mentally impaired “nice” Biden.
• US Representative Andy Biggs represents Arizona’s 5th congressional district.