U.S. compelled to recant Biden's statements regarding military

 July 12, 2023

This week, the Biden administration was obliged to retract remarks made by Vice President Joe Biden about the readiness of the U.S. military for conflict.

During an interview with CNN on Sunday, President Joe Biden stated that the Department of Defense was running low on ammunition due to the conflict in Ukraine, as The Daily Wire reported.

“The military has specific requirements for the numbers of weapons systems and ammunition we maintain in our reserves in case of contingencies or military conflict,” a White House official said in a statement.

“Everything we send to Ukraine is in excess of that. So, the U.S. is not running out of ammunition ourselves.”

Response to Biden's Remarks

Biden made the remarks during an interview with Fareed Zakaria in response to a question about his decision to provide Ukraine with cluster munitions.

“These are weapons that 100 nations banned, including some of our closest NATO allies,” Zakaria said. “When there was news that the Russians might be using it admittedly against civilians your then press secretary said this might be constitute war crimes.”

“What made you change your mind and decide to give them these weapons?” he asked.

“The Ukrainians are running out of ammunition,” Biden responded. “The ammunition, that they used to call them 155-millimeter weapons. This is a war relating to munitions, and they are running out of that ammunition, and we’re low on it.”

During an interview with Fareed Zakaria, Biden made the remarks in response to a query about his decision to provide Ukraine with cluster munitions.

“People have long known about 🇺🇸’s ammo shortage via many news reports,” tweeted the Global Times, a Chinese state-run propaganda outlet. “It’s already no secret to anyone. Let’s not forget Biden only mentioned this to justify his approval of using cluster bombs that might kill more civilians in the war.”

Fellow Democrats' Take

During an interview with Fareed Zakaria, Biden made the comments in response to a question regarding his decision to provide cluster munitions to Ukraine.

“Biden seems to be saying we’re sending cluster bombs to Ukraine because we’re running out of other munitions,” Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. tweeted.

“Looks like a pretext for even more military spending to me. The time has come to offer diplomatic alternatives to war + bring both sides to negotiating table.”

Questions about the rationale behind Biden's statements have caused many to doubt the commander-in-chief's mental state. Those doubts have been exacerbated by frustration about the upcoming presidential election, which Biden has already declared he will be part of.

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