In preparation for what may be a “Slow” Joe Biden presidency, I want to touch on a key issue that I, for one, care deeply about and that is foreign policy. It’s no question that Biden, for as long as he has been in politics, has co-signed several different wars that have cost countless Americans and innocent civilians their lives...wars that taxpayers have continuously footed the bill for and who, thanks to the wars, have lost family members in the process.
In 2002 “Slow’ Joe Biden voted in favor of the Iraq War. While 9/11 was a tragedy and it was the last time we saw something that Washington could get unified behind, it gave way to defense contractors and a crooked president, George W. Bush, to siphon as much money as needed from our pockets in pursuit of Middle Eastern Democracy. The bill to the taxpayers as estimated by the CBO was a whopping 2.4 trillion dollars long term. 1.9 trillion would be spent in Iraq alone, or 6,300 dollars per US citizen. Going into Iraq was already a mistake considering it was Saudi Arabians who flew two planes into the twin towers on 9/11.
Already in Iraq under false pretences, there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD’s) to have ever been found. As of June 29’th, 2016, there have been 4,424 deaths and 31,925 wounded in action due to the Iraq war. Those numbers are of our own American personnel. That’s not even the scary part. According to Iraqbodycount.org, there have been 185,395 - 208,419 civilian deaths due to violence in Iraq since 2003. These deaths are ultimately due to the American invasion and power vacuum that was left after the illegal hanging of Saddam Hussein.
But wait...there’s more! Biden voted in favor of coalition airstrikes in Yugoslavia in 1999. Have you ever worried about Kosovo? Have you ever planned on a Spring or Summer vacation in Kosovo? No? That’s what I thought. It was yet another needless bombing campaign that was mostly taxpayer-funded considering that the U.S. still foots most of the NATO bill to this day.
While Biden was VP to the Obama administration, the Middle East had seen some of its bloodiest days. As the Arab Spring was happening in 2011, the Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama deployed boots on the ground in Syria, and with the help of Hillary Clinton, engaged us in what was one of the most dangerous proxy wars the taxpayers have ever funded. While the U.S. was busy funneling money to anti-Assad rebels, Russia was standing behind Assad and gave him their full support, both militarily and politically. Under the guise of the “War on Terror”, the U.S. government was arming rebels who later joined ISIS while simultaneously arming Kurdish rebels who were fighting ISIS.
The Obama administration had dropped 26,171 bombs alone in 2016 and oversaw the most pro-war State Department that would make the likes of George W. Bush and John Bolton smile. Biden, no matter how much he denies it, will forever be complicit in trillions of taxpayer dollars spent to overthrow a legitimate government, kill innocent civilians, and put our most brave Americans in harm's way to make defense contractors money. His entire political career is riddled with voting for war and supporting war due to his high positions in government.
The most unfortunate part of this is his own son, Beau, who tragically passed from cancer and was a veteran himself. The utter lack of regard for his own son who bravely served the U.S. was at the other end of his father’s poor decision making. It boggles my mind that politics, no matter which party you stand with, could do that to a father and put his own family in harm’s way. “Slow” Joe Biden is a partisan war criminal hack with a lack of empathy for people or humanity in general. He is not a progressive and will never deliver one of the most supported Democrat positions and that is ending foreign conflict.
There is a war machine that has made trillions of dollars by sacrificing your family in parts of the world where our government has no business. It’s one of the most lucrative ways our government has made money and no matter how anti-intervention or progressive some of these people are, there is a check with enough digits on it that will make them drop that tone in an instant. There is so much more information regarding this machine that I would love to include in this article, but I will have to unfortunately save that for another time.
Our hope as of today is a complete pull-out of American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq that has been floating around President Trump’s head in what may be his last days of his presidency. It is never too late to deliver on a promise like this, and I implore the president to make good on this promise and if necessary bypass the courts. It would be the ultimate middle finger to the machine that has compromised our foreign policy for years.
(Tony Montana) 2020. “Pro War Joe.” Hard Hat Philosophy. 11/22/2020 HARD HAT PHILOSOPHY - Home