Joe Biden has no clue what words are coming out of his mouth.
He was trying to say one thing.
But what he actually ended up saying could put America in a bad situation.
Joe Biden had his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. For most of the speech, people were bored to tears.
In fact, some of the most entertaining parts weren’t Biden’s own statements, but Republican lawmakers heckling him as he spoke.
But one thing that he said made people raise their eyebrows around the world.
Biden was attempting to show his support for the Ukrainian people as they are invaded by Russia.
But here’s what he actually said:
“Putin may circle Kyiv with tanks, but he will never gain the hearts and souls of the Iranian people.”
That’s right, Biden got Ukraine and Iran confused. He thought Kyiv was the capital of Iran, and he accidentally voiced his support for Iranians.
That gaffe is hardly Biden’s first, but it has people in the U.S. and around the world scratching their heads and wondering, “Is Joe Biden okay?”
In fact, the gaffe was so embarrassing that Kamala Harris had a look of terror on her face when he said it, and corrected him under her breath by saying “Ukrainian.”
Getting Ukraine and Iran mixed up is a big deal. For example, if Biden gave an order to ship weapons to Ukraine, but he accidentally said “Iran,” the weapons could end up in the hands of a very hostile government.
Later on in his speech, Biden made some scary statements about what his future plans are with the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
He promised to destroy the Russian economy from top to bottom, saying that “(Putin) has no idea what’s coming.” He went on to say that “we are inflicting pain on Russia” and “Putin is now isolated from the world more than ever.”
Of course, some level of response is to be expected from the West over Russia’s brutal and horrible invasion of a peaceful country.
But how much “pain” can you “inflict” on an “isolated” dictator who has nukes, before he gets desperate and decides to hit the launch button on those nukes?
It seems that Biden isn’t concerned about that. He doesn’t want to solve the problem, he wants to inflict punishment, and if we get nuked, so be it.
Biden’s moves in the Russia-Ukraine conflict are quite scary. And what’s even scarier is that he doesn’t seem like he’s all there mentally.
If he’s getting Ukraine and Iran mixed up, how can he be trusted to make difficult and rational decisions in a dangerous conflict?
The United States has to strike a very delicate balance between enforcing consequences on Russia for their horrible actions, and still keeping the American people safe.
And the first priority should always be to keep the American people safe.
But with Joe Biden in office, that does not seem to be the case. And even worse, it seems that his mental acuity is very much in doubt after his latest gaffe.