Joe Biden has officially kicked up the rhetoric between the United States and Russia.
Biden has been sidestepping the issue of war crimes when it comes to a definitive statement regarding genocide.
That changed on Tuesday when Biden outright accused Putin of committing genocide in Ukraine.
He Said It
While speaking on Tuesday, Biden stated, “Your family budget, your ability to fill up your tank — none of it should hinge on whether a dictator declares war and commits genocide a half a world away.”
That seems pretty clear regarding who Biden was speaking about, even though he did not actually mention Putin’s name.
I can already hear the White House’s spin when they try to explain what Joe Biden “really” meant to say.
My guess is that the White House will say that Biden never mentioned Putin directly.
He was merely stating that a particular type of situation should not impact prices here in America.
Biden tried to walk back his comments later in the day.
When “clarifying” his comments, Biden stated, “The evidence is mounting. It looks different than last week.
“More evidence is coming out literally of the horrible things that the Russians have done in Ukraine.”
“We’re going to only learn more and more about the devastation.
“We’ll let the lawyers decide internationally whether or not it qualifies, but it sure seems that way to me.”
That will matter little to Putin and Russian leadership, as they will pounce on the statement to justify any moves made against the United States or Ukraine.
The reality is that one way or another, Biden needs to make a stand.
He cannot deal with Putin and Russia with one foot in and one foot outside.
It is this flip-flopping, weakness, and uncertainty that led to Putin invading Ukraine in the first place.
Source: Washington Examiner