Biden told reporters Wednesday that Vladimir Putin is a “war criminal,” referencing the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
It’s the first time Biden used that term to describe Putin.
Reporter: ‘Are you ready to call [Putin] a war criminal?’
Pres. Biden: ‘I think he is a war criminal’ pic.twitter.com/EyWB6Ca8JP
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) March 16, 2022
NEW: Biden today called Putin a "war criminal" — the first time he's used the term to describe the Russian president https://t.co/NTYAV1BEHw
— Axios (@axios) March 16, 2022
Why it matters: It’s the first time Biden has used the term to describe the Russian president. Other senior officials had previously declined to go that far, instead expressing concern about alleged Russian atrocities and support for an international war crimes investigation.
What they’re saying: Asked for clarification on Biden’s comments, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing that the president’s remarks “speak for themselves.”
Russia called Biden’s remarks “unacceptable” and “unforgiveable.”
Psaki offered this snarky reply to the Kremlin’s comments.
WH Press Sec. Jen Psaki responds to the Kremlin criticizing Biden for labeling Putin a “war criminal”:
“That’s pretty rich coming from a country whose actions are unforgivable in the eyes of the global community.” pic.twitter.com/DdN9DLuOD5
— The Recount (@therecount) March 17, 2022
Since Biden likes to go around calling people “war criminals,” maybe it’s a wonderful idea to remind the career politician of his war crimes.
Who remembers Joe Biden wanting to bomb Serbia?
Biden stated: “I was suggesting we bomb Belgrade, I was suggesting that we send American pilots in and blow up all bridges on the Drena.”
Joe Biden who called Putin a war criminal admitted in 1998: "I was suggesting we bomb Belgrade, I was suggesting that we send American pilots in and blow up all bridges on the Drena" https://t.co/rIscTi0ugP
— Dilyana Gaytandzhieva (@dgaytandzhieva) March 16, 2022
Here’s the clip on Rumble:
Here’s a longer clip with a brief background on the NATO bombings of Serbia:
What about Biden’s role getting the United States into the Iraq War?
“It’s questionable whether the authorization to start the [Iraq] war could have even passed congress without all that Biden did to get it approved”
-University of Illinois at Chicago Prof of History Dr. Babara Ransby
If Putin is a “war criminal,” what does that make Joe Biden? pic.twitter.com/sg69Naps26
— Wyatt Reed (@wyattreed13) March 17, 2022
The first place Biden should look for war criminals is the mirror.