Biden*s Bombs Trump Hypocrisy?

After only 25 days in office as America’s Commander-in-Chief, Leader of the Free World, and Owner of America’s Nuclear Launch Codes, Joe Robinette Biden Jr. has already taken military action in the Middle East by bombing militia groups in Syria allegedly funded by Iran.

Now, pragmatists such as myself might say Biden*s military action could have been the result of an on-going intelligence gathering effort started under President Trump, and would have happened even if President Trump had been elected to another term. But, if Donald Trump was president today I have no doubt Democrats and their complicit Liberal Media would be calling him a “warmonger” while questioning the legality, motivation, and goals of his “reckless” military action.

So, in fairness, let’s find out how Joe Biden* and his (b)Administration feel about a president engaging in a military attack against a foreign country.

American Foreign Policy against Syria: Obama as President:

“We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people. We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.”
- President Barack Hussein Obama, August 20, 2012, Press Release

American Foreign Policy against Syria: Donald Trump as President:

“Also what is the legal authority for strikes [by President Trump]? Assad is a brutal dictator. But Syria is a sovereign country.”
- Jen Psaki, April 14, 2017, 10:27 PM, via Twitter, in response to military action by President Trump against Syria

“In 2013 President Putin and his government promised [President Obama and] the world that they would guarantee the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons. Assad’s recent attack [near the town of Douma near Syrian capitol of Damascus, killing 80 civilians] and today’s response are the direct result of Russia’s failure to keep that promise. Russia must decide if it will continue down this dark path, or if it will join with civilized nations as a force for stability and peace.”
- President Donald J. Trump, April 13th, 2018

I strongly support our men and women in uniform and believe we must hold [Syrian President] Assad accountable for his unconscionable use of chemical weapons. But I am deeply concerned about the legal rationale of last night’s strikes [by President Trump].
- Senator Kamala Harris, April 14th, 2018, 2:13 PM, via Twitter

“[President] Trump’s erratic, impulsive actions are the last thing we need as Commander-in-Chief. No president should order a military strike without fully understanding the consequences. We don’t need another war in the Middle East, but Trump’s actions towards Iran only make that more likely.
- Senator Joe Biden, June 22, 2019, 6:30 PM, via Twitter

American Foreign Policy against Syria: Joe Biden* as President, Kamala Harris as “Vice” President, and Jen Psaki as Press Secretary:

Biden Bombs Flag

Image Credit: US Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY, 4th District)

Hypocrisy by Democrats? Or simply “politics”? One thing is certain though: Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East was to bring peace and stability in the region by convincing Israel and the Arab States that Iran was the proverbial bully in the school yard and combining together to pressure Iran to stop their state-sponsored terrorism and wars by proxy. Biden*s plan, which appears to be a carrot-and-stick approach that’s almost all  carrot (appeasement) and occasionally stick (military action) seems far more likely to destabilize the region.
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