The Biden administration has defended the actions saying that the airstrike was against militants backed by Iran that had recently been attacking American service members.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended President Biden’s decision to issue an airstrike against Iranian-backed forces in Syria in retaliation for recent attacks on American service members, saying it was a “proportional military response.”
On Thursday night, U.S. Armed Forces carried out an airstrike against Kait’ib Sayyid al Shuhada and Kait’ib Hezbollah — two Iraqi border-based militant Shia groups who are suspected of taking money from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
“The Department of Defense briefed Congressional leadership before the action last night. The Administration has been briefing the Hill at the Member- and staff-level today,” Psaki said in an official statement. “There will be a full classified briefing early next week at the latest.”
Source: Fox News
Here’s the thing, though… Joe Biden was quite critical of then-President Trump’s targeted strike killing Solemani just a little over a year ago. He even said that he didn’t believe that it was done because there was an imminent attack targeting American troops.
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s assertion he ordered a drone strike on Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani to avert an “imminent attack” can’t be taken at face value because the commander in chief has “lied so much.”
In an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt, Biden, a Democratic presidential candidate, said of Trump, “I don’t give him the benefit of the doubt of anything.”
He also pushed back on Trump’s statement that he ordered the strike that killed Soleimani “to stop a war.”
Biden said the strike that killed Soleimani “takes us a heck of a lot closer to war. We’re putting 18,000 more troops in the region. Do we have — have they planned ahead of time to make sure they secure all the bases we have and all the areas that Americans are in fact more vulnerable because of proxies of Iraq — of Iran?”
Source: NBC News
Biden in 2020 didn’t believe President Trump because he “lied so much.” Well, here we are in 2021, Biden is now President, and he has lied about the lack of a vaccine rollout under Trump, lied about being able to stop the spread of the coronavirus, getting kids back in schools, and has yet to deliver the campaign-trail promised $2000 stimulus checks. And then, there’s his history of plagiarism…. so, Biden exactly the paragon of honesty.
Now that Biden is bringing back the Swamp, which includes Obama-era policies of blowing things up in the Middle East while also being the sweet, tolerant, kind alternative to the Bad Orange Man.
That hasn’t been lost on many, many Americans.
Authorizing an attack a month after being sworn into office is just ripe for mockery.
It only took Joe Biden 37 days to bomb Syria. It took less to destroy America! pic.twitter.com/5AK5RIL3Mz
— Mark (@tigertuffmark) February 26, 2021
Feeling cute might just bomb Syria pic.twitter.com/0p3KEOOxVE
— Peter Kennelly (@KennellyPeter) February 26, 2021
— Nc_Nole (@seminolephin1) February 26, 2021
"We have to bomb Syracuse now!"
No , joe , we said Syria has chemical weapons
"Syracuse has the coronavirus weapon? We gotta bomb em!"
No , joe , we are bombing Syria
"Look , Jack , are bombing Syracuse or not ?, light em up !!!" pic.twitter.com/9Q63kngRTy
— JackTorS19 (@S19Tor) February 26, 2021
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) February 26, 2021
— the Sour Patch princess ? (@sourpatchlyds) February 26, 2021
Biden Bombs Syria. Military Industrial Complex is back, baby! pic.twitter.com/gE3fhWmkWb
— Scooter Downey (@TrueLegendFilms) February 26, 2021
Biden Bombs Facilities in Syria Used by Iran-Backed Militia pic.twitter.com/r0Qcnxa5fi
— Vikas Pandey (@MODIfiedVikas) February 26, 2021
Biden administration have started their offensive in Syria supposedly targeting pro-Iranian militants with drone bombs. Time for some good old ✨ destabilization ✨. pic.twitter.com/yG1vjbZ4hl
— mirage? (@PsyOpValkyrie) February 26, 2021
Some praised the difference between the Biden bombing and Trump’s targeted drone strike.
I’m speechless. pic.twitter.com/QvXfX7Q6xV
— هديل (@nothxdeel) February 26, 2021
It’s the JoeBama administration!
Biden/Obama wanted to bomb Syria back in 2016. pic.twitter.com/1pfmNKlvGx
— Bauer (@2001scuba) February 26, 2021
"I said uuuuh Joe… The only bombs I wanna see dropped in my old office uuuh, better be falling on Syria" pic.twitter.com/942lzXi8zY
— Derlavan (@Thr4sh_K) February 25, 2021
Let me get this, Iraqis bomb the US in Iraq, but the US bombs targets in Eastern Syria? pic.twitter.com/uTVnf49UIW
— Platitude Joe (@Platitude_Joe) February 26, 2021
— Lucas (@LucasUSforever) February 26, 2021
Some Twitter users noted that the airstrike took priority over other promised agenda items.
Joe Biden: I’ll cancel student loan debt but let me bomb Syria first pic.twitter.com/gqSx0XTV0s
— Nick (@nicknitely) February 26, 2021
There were a number of memes specifically pointing out that the $2000 stimulus check that was a key campaign promise hasn’t managed to appear but the bombing of Middle Eastern countries has resumed.
So you don’t have my 2K, but you have money to bomb Syria? pic.twitter.com/BqUjQq9Cgx
— ?Bron?Bron✌? (@BassBron) February 26, 2021
Us: can we DOD: can we
have $2000? bomb Syria?
Joe: Joe: pic.twitter.com/U0djBNb0Yp
— ?️ᴀɴɪꜱʜᴇᴅ ? ?️ᴇʀɴɪᴇ ? (@BanishedBernie) February 26, 2021
USA: Uh.. can we have our 2K checks now?
— The Crippled Shoe0nHead✨Jess (@BadCrippIe) February 26, 2021
“They are mad about us using the stimulus money to bomb Syria, Joe.” pic.twitter.com/9aJhTVBqxu
— American Revolution ?????????? (@American3141592) February 26, 2021
This non-meme post with a screenshot of a tweet by the current White House Press Secretary was particularly damning.
— sunseeker1066 (@sunseeker1066) February 26, 2021
Some tweeted about the hypocrisy of the Democrats.
Liberals when Orange Man bombs Syria and locks immigrants in cages
Liberals when Biden bombs a Syria and locks immigrants in cages pic.twitter.com/JUY9LTVT5M
— Prop Joe-y (@lebanondon56) February 26, 2021
— kwan lee (@perfekten_shlag) February 26, 2021
Remember when the Left spent 4 yrs yelling that Trump was unstable and will start a war & needs those powers taken away, but instead he ushered in historic MidEast peace deals and now those same people just dropped bombs in Syria…that was awesome. pic.twitter.com/d43UCRjAl8
— Walz Lies While Your Grandma Dies (@CourtneyRyannMn) February 26, 2021
See? There is an upside to the Biden administration — it’s freaking hilarious!