Air Force Veteran Confronts Joe Biden “Blood is on Your Hands!”, Biden Turn His Back on Him
This is something you’re going to need to share with all your veteran friends.
During a campaign stop, Joe Biden was confronted by an Air Force veteran about his stance on wars.
The man started by asking Biden why they should vote for him given his history on wars, but then it turned into a shouting match.
The man said, “I’m an Air Force veteran and I’m here with an Army veteran. Why should we vote for someone who voted for a war that killed thousands of our brothers and sisters and countless Iraqi civilians? You enabled that war. You also gave a medal to the man who caused that war. Their blood is on your hands as well. You are disqualified, sir. My friends are dead because of your policies.”
Two veterans confronted @JoeBiden about his record of supporting war during his campaign stopover in Oakland on Super Tuesday. Read more here- https://t.co/ushpLvVXK5 #DroptheMIC #NoMoreWar #VetsAgainstWar pic.twitter.com/M7iGZa7DOs
— About Face: Veterans Against the War (@VetsAboutFace) March 4, 2020
According to Fox News,
During his campaign, Biden has promised to the American electorate, once more, to end “forever wars” — a notable hallmark of President Trump’s 2016 campaign. However, progressive critics of the 76-year-old candidate cast Biden as someone who enabled a more hawkish foreign policy establishment.
Biden’s support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq under Bush’s administration hampered his brief 2007 presidential campaign. More than 4,500 Americans and over 200,000 Iraqi citizens have died in the Iraq war since March 2003.
Biden, the Super Tuesday victor, responded to Thurman’s accusations by referencing his son, Beau, who was deployed to Iraq in 2008 and died of cancer in 2015, saying: “It matters a lot to me.”
Thurman affirmed to Biden that he was not going after his son, at which point Biden turned and was escorted away.
I’ll admit, when it comes to the war in Iraq, I still don’t know how I feel about it. It’s very odd that after 9/11 we went to war against Iraq rather than Afghanistan. Sure, there seemed to be reason possibly to go to war against them, but was that the right time?
Then another factor you have to consider is the effects it has on the world afterward. You have to account for the lives lost, the money spent, and the result of that war. Are they better off? Are we better off? Did getting rid of Saddam Hussein enable groups like ISIS to thrive?