Joe Biden on national security? Full of malarkey.
December 2, 2019
As millions of people were traveling across the country for Thanksgiving this past weekend, former Vice President and 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden kicked off his eight-day “No Malarkey!” tour across the state of Iowa hoping to re-energize his lackluster campaign.
Unfortunately for Joe, his tour has only been effective in highlighting his disconnect with the American people. Not only does the word “malarkey” outdate his lifelong career as a failed politician, but the term perfectly exemplifies where he stands on the United States’ national security.
Here are three key examples of Joe Biden’s national security malarkey:
1. Co-creator of the Iran nuclear deal
During the summer of 2015, Vice President Joe Biden convinced Congress to allow the Obama administration to enter the United States into the Iran nuclear deal. Under the agreement, the oppressive Iranian regime received more than $100 billion USD, was able to delay nuclear inspections for up to 24 days, and could even use its own inspectors for investigations into nuclear activity. Joe Biden continues to support the agreement and would work to re-enter the deal if he became President. The nuclear agreement was a disaster of a deal that aided the regime with billions of dollars and ultimately threatened the national security of the United States and allies.
2. Vice President of Obama’s anti-Israel administration
The Obama-Biden administration was one of the most anti-Israel administrations that our country has ever seen. From damaging U.S. relations with Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Israeli government to favoring Palestinian and Iranian interests over Israel’s, Joe Biden and Barack Obama failed to stand behind one of the United States’ most important allies. This is a concerning trend within the Democratic party that works only to destabilize the region and endanger our close partners.
3. Advocate against the U.S./Mexico border wall
It’s no secret that the Democrats have been in opposition to Trump’s efforts to rebuild and expand the wall along the U.S. / Mexico border. However, for Joe Biden, this is a relatively new position for him as he has been in favor of a fence along our southern border in the past.
“Folks, I voted for a fence, I voted, unlike most Democrats — and some of you won’t like it — I voted for 700 miles of fence.”Joe Biden in 2006
It seems that Biden, along with other Democrats, made this transition of opposing a wall only after Donald Trump campaigned heavily on the topic during the 2016 election. Unfortunately, Biden would rather stand in opposition to President Trump rather than secure our borders.
If there is anything to take away from Joe Biden’s past history on national security issues, it is just how ironic his “No Malarkey!” tour really is. Aiding the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism with billions of dollars is malarkey. Favoring enemies over our allies in the Middle East is malarkey. Opposing a border wall and jeopardizing our national security is malarkey.