President Joe Biden Monday resolutely defended his remarks that could have lead America into an unnecessary and deadly conflict with Russia. Biden told a Warsaw, Poland crowd during a Saturday speech that Russian leader Vladimir Putin, “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” Since then, the White House has been in damage control mode to walk back his comments amid Kremlin reaction that “This is a statement that is certainly alarming.” Biden’s remarks, off script and ad-libbed, created an international firestorm that could have resulted in World War III. And despite the White House scrambling to take back Biden’s words, Biden himself declared, “I’m not walking anything back.”
The corporate news media that has been defensively carrying Biden’s propaganda about the disputed election, border security, inflation and COVID was seemingly aghast at the possibility that such a gaffe could get them nuked. They went after Biden, who was armed with a cheat sheet so he wouldn’t repeat his Bidenocrisy. First question from NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell: “Do you believe what you said–that Putin can’t remain in power? Or do you now regret saying that? Because your government has been trying to walk that back. Did your words complicate matters?” Biden responded defensively: “Number one, I’m not walking anything back. The fact of the matter is I was expressing the moral outrage I felt toward the way Putin is dealing, and the actions of this man — just — just the brutality of it.”
He continued, “I want to make it clear: I wasn’t then, nor am I now, articulating a policy change. I was expressing the moral outrage that I feel, and I make no apologies for it.” Then Biden dug a deeper hole answering Reuter’s’ Steve Holland’s questions. Here is the exchange: Q. “So, if saying he cannot remain in power does not mean regime change, what does it mean in your view?” THE PRESIDENT: “It means that I would hope–I just was expressing my outrage. He shouldn’t remain in power. Just like, you know, bad people shouldn’t continue to do bad things. But it doesn’t mean we have a fundamental policy to do anything to take Putin down in any way.” Q. “What made you add that? Because that wasn’t in your prepared remarks, we were told. So what made you add that at the end, Mr. President?”
THE PRESIDENT: “Because I was talking about–I was talking to the Russian people. The last part of the speech was talking to the Russian people, telling them what we thought. And I was communicating this to not only the Russian people, but the whole world.” So there you have it from the actual transcript. Biden said Putin shouldn’t be in power, but he didn’t actually mean Putin shouldn’t be in power. Biden says his remarks didn’t escalate anything, but the world is abuzz over them. And finally, this shouldn’t matter because he was speaking to the Russian people, telling them their leader shouldn’t be in power. As is said in James 1:8, “he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” And that’s not good for any of us.