Biden's "Iran problem" keeps getting worse. In an interview with Fox News, former Trump National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien explained how the Biden Administration's policy of appeasement towards Iran has placed the safety of the world in a precarious situation:
Robert O'Brien, the former Trump U.S. national security adviser, characterized Biden's global strategy as one of appeasement, which he said has lead to major conflicts in the past.
"Appeasement always buys you peace for a short period of time. But then, as Winston Churchill said, you have to drink the dregs of the bitter cup down the road, and we're drinking those dregs now," he told Fox News.
O'Brien declared the present to be "the most dangerous time for the world since 1938," and that only three years ago, the world was relatively peaceful.
In recent months, the United States has been targeted in multiple attacks from Iran-backed groups abroad. This week, three members of the U.S. military were killed in an attack on an outpost in Jordan.
The US military released the names of the three Army Reserve soldiers killed in Sunday's drone attack by Iran-backed militants in Jordan, with the youngest victim just 23 years old https://t.co/FQe3Awn5US— Reuters (@Reuters) January 30, 2024
The Foundation for Defense of Democracies' Mark Montgomery argues in a New York Post op-ed that this tragic loss of life was inevitable:
The death of three service members in the Jordanian desert Sunday night was inevitable. The Biden administration relied on fortune, not fortitude, and three families will bear the consequences of a complete failure to deter Iran and its proxies.
The US response has to ensure this does not happen again.
In the 100-plus days since Oct. 7, Iranian proxy forces have launched more than 165 attacks against US outposts in Iraq and Syria and more than 30 missile and drone attacks targeting US Navy and merchant shipping in the Red Sea.
President Biden insists that the perpetrators of the Jordan attack will be held responsible, but Republicans like Senate Leader Mitch McConnell question whether the Biden Administration has the willpower to do so:
“The Commander-in-Chief has stated his intention to hold those responsible to account at a time and in a manner of America’s choosing. But we have known for years that Iran is behind a deadly wave of terror aimed at expelling America from the Middle East and wiping Israel from the map. The time to start taking this aggression seriously was long before more brave Americans lost their lives.
“The entire world now watches for signs that the President is finally prepared to exercise American strength to compel Iran to change its behavior. Our enemies are emboldened. And they will remain so until the United States imposes serious, crippling costs – not only on front-line terrorist proxies, but on their Iranian sponsors who wear American blood as a badge of honor.”
We're not holding our breath.
In the days following the attack, President Biden and members of his Administration have already proven themselves incompetent to respect the memories of those killed in the Jordan attack and comfort their families.
BIDEN: "My son spent a year in Iraq. That’s how I lost him."— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 1, 2024
Joe Biden lies to the grieving parents of a soldier killed in Jordan this week. Beau died of brain cancer a few years after his time in the military. pic.twitter.com/ol50OHTIlU
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