War with Iran? We had a war with Iran? When did THAT happen? Perhaps we all missed it, especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic that had begun sweeping throughout the world after Biden had made these remarks. Could it be possible that it got lost in the news shuffle? After all, CNN has always been too busy trashing ex-President Trump and so I guess it would be hard to work a conflict with Tehran into the shuffle.
Or perhaps Joe Biden is an individual who is simply prone to doing and saying things “on accident.”
Whatever it might have been, the simple fact of the matter is that last Thursday Joe Biden was speaking in North Carolina and was promoting the COVID vaccination, and he claimed that we had fought a war against Iran, even though the last time I checked Wikipedia and the history books it was very obvious that we hadn’t.
“We had 600,000 dead in this country in about a year,” Biden said, according to the New York Post.
Of course, he was referring to the amount of individuals who died due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that’s when he dropped this gem: “That’s more than every life lost in World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, Iraq, Iran, and everywhere across the board, including Afghanistan. That was more lives lost in a year than in than in the 20th Century and the 21st Century.” Well, that’s all well and good, Mr. President, but when, pray tell, did we fight a war in Iran?
Naturally, the speech came hours after a strange news conference in the White House, in the middle of a strange presidential term, from a man who continually has verbal gaffes. Biden even had to whisper at reporters and chuckled after being reminded that he had to mention the Shoreside, Florida condominium collapse. This also comes on the heel of a campaign and presidency that had many different strange moments where there have been a number of times where Biden’s mental fitness has been called into question.
Of course, there’s a lot of Biden apologists out there, and many of them think that it’s possible that Biden was indeed referring to an actual tragedy: there were eight Americans that died when two helicopters collided in an effort to rescue Americans during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1980. However, this seems to be an unlikely speculation, especially considering that there have been more Americans who have died in other actual invasions, such as 19 in the 1983 invasion of Grenada and 40 in the invasion of Panama then during the Iranian hostage rescue mission.
Of course, there’s also the possibility that Biden meant to say Afghanistan but instead said Iran instead. That would explain why he mentioned the Afghanistan conflict a few seconds later, almost as an afterthought. However, it’s not that good of a clarification, and you could just as easily say that the man almost forgot that there was a war in Afghanistan almost like he forgot that we didn’t have a conflict with Iran.
My point is this: we could speculate all day long about why Biden has said the things that he has said. However, the most likely explanation is that it was simply another in a long line of gaffes that have struck Biden, a man who collects them like some people collect postage stamps, rare coins, or antiques.
Of course, the sad thing about this is that the media is more than willing to cover this up for President Biden. If this was President Trump, they would be all over it and blasting it in our faces 24/7.
Considering that the Biden Administration is doing everything in its power to steer us back into Obama’s atrocious nuclear deal with Iran, we could very well have REAL war with Iran very soon.
Please share your thoughts.