Biden’s Gaffe Doesn’t Go Unnoticed by Zelenskyy

The term “don’t bite the hand that feeds you” is falling short in President Joe Biden’s administration. Even when the administration tries to help and get involved in other countries’ affairs, it’s clear that there’s opposition.

Biden made a speech at NATO and said, “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power” and the White House was quick to back track the statement.

In an email, the White House said, “The president’s point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region. He was not discussing Putin’s power in Russia, or regime change.” That’s obviously not what Biden was trying to say.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy responded that Biden was “all talk.” That’s not a great response from a country who has received $13.6 billion from the United States.
The same criticism isn’t being felt from Biden’s base voters. They’re very happy about the war mongering; almost as happy as they were to get out of Afghanistan.

Max Boot, Washington Post Opinions columnist, tweeted, “Biden may have committed a gaffe when he said, ‘This man cannot remain in power.’ Certainly, the walk-back from the White House suggests this was the case. But I would rather have a president who isn’t afraid to call out Putin for his war crimes than one who toadies up to him.”

It would seem that when former President Donald Trump told Vladimir Putin that he would drop bombs in Moscow, Russia if Putin invaded Ukraine, he was “cozying up” to him. It seems that Boot is an opinion writer for a reason.

Suggesting that Putin should be taken out of office isn’t something that you want to hear from the president. Russia has a large number of nuclear weapons and is actively in conflict with Ukraine. That means not only are they on edge, but they’re watching their back, and anything perceived as a threat is going to come with a response. If Russia is backed into a corner, then they have nothing to lose and will do whatever they need to do to prevail.

Regime change wars, in recent examples, have taken the Taliban out of power and replaced them with… the Taliban. Putin isn’t going to give up power. That’s not a reasonable objective for Biden to have in mind and certainly not something that’s going to happen. The time for that is long gone. A long, drawn-out war is the last thing that the world needs right now.