To say that Joe Biden’s history with the military has been somewhat problematic is an understatement of colossal proportions. Still, Biden’s sketchy relationship with the Armed forces didn’t begin with the countless wars that his administration involved our country in during his tenure as Vice President, nor was it limited to the abandonment (and the subsequent coverup of it) of our embassy and military personnel in Benghazi.
Although Biden’s many campaign ads attempt to blame all COVID 19 deaths, along with the wind, rain, and weather, combined with the losses of your favorite sports teams on President Trump, the former Vice President is not as quick to accept any blame for the failures of the Obama administration that resulted in the deaths of Americans, particularly American military personnel. This was made very clear in an article published by PJ Media early this year; the article debunks the Biden’s campaign efforts to blame COVID 19 on Donald Trump and additionally makes the case that
There is an actual example of government incompetence leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths nationwide—but it didn’t happen under Trump. It happened during the Obama-Biden administration. And their incompetence killed more people than the Chinese coronavirus has in this country.
The Veterans Affairs Department was notorious for its poorly managed health care system, and the Obama-Biden administration promised to end the horrendous backlog in VA benefits claims, some of which languished for years.
But the backlog of VA claims, which had been on the decline when Obama and Biden took office, skyrocketed on their watch. Unprocessed claims exceeded 900,000, with roughly two-thirds of all claims idling for 125 days or longer.
From 2011 to 2013, the time it took to process claims increased 40 percent, to an unthinkable 272 days. As a result of this backlog surge the number of veterans who died waiting for care and benefits skyrocketed.
And the Obama-Biden administration did nothing.
As sad as that is (and make no mistake, it is reprehensible), it only represents the tip of the iceberg regarding Joe Biden’s dismissal of the military and their mission. In fact, Biden’s callous disregard of the military goes back much farther, father than Behngazi, and farther than the indifference and ineptitude demonstrated by Joe Biden while serving as Vice President.
Senator Biden (a position that Biden has repeatedly expressed interest in securing) exhibited far worse traits than went beyond his inadequacies to lead the military. He demonstrated an outright disdain for them.
This was evident by the manner in which Biden failed to support the military’s evacuation efforts from Vietnam, an excerpt from Donald Rumsfeld’s book “When the Center Held” shows clearly how then-Senator Biden failed not only our military, bur our allies
The Washington Examiner has the story
Ford asked Congress for financial assistance to help evacuate desperate South Vietnamese attempting to escape death and resettle in the U.S. Mr. Biden opposed that assistance. What ensued was an embarrassing and disorganized hasty evacuation of U.S. and Vietnamese citizens from Saigon to U.S. naval vessels offshore. It was a shameless spectacle that could have been avoided.
Unfortunately, Mr. Biden and other senators misunderstood the importance of standing by allies. And in a disgusting follow-up when Ford enlisted Christian organizations to offer assistance on a voluntary basis, Mr. Biden made light of those efforts.
Regrettably, Biden’s failures didn’t end on the rooftops of Saigon but continued with his total lack of sympathy for the South Vietnamese people
Rumsfeld’s book explains
Despite the efforts of this U.S Senator–President Ford managed to rescue 1,500 South Vietnamese allies prior to the country’s fall. Had President Ford not acted quickly, these people would have been targeted and slaughtered for their support for America. Saving them was a moral obligation.
When they arrived in America, President Ford asked Congress for a package to assist these refugees as they integrate into American society. But that troublesome US Senator showed up-again and torpedoed any support for these shell-shocked refugees. Instead, President Ford had to recruit Christian organizations to offer assistance on a voluntary basis. As he did so, the aforementioned-Senator belittled those efforts.
One of the South Vietnamese refugees who did manage to escape was Quang Pham who shared his story with the Washington Examiner
…Quang Pham, who wrote a 2010 autobiography, A Sense of Duty: Our Journey from Vietnam to America, about his escape to the U.S. in 1975 at the age of 10 with his mother and his three sisters, aged 11, 6, and 2.
…Pham praised Ford for saving Vietnamese refugees such as his family and criticized Democrats such as Biden for trying to keep them out, saying, “When we needed help, I remember who helped us — and who didn’t.”
“When you look at the biggest supporters of Vietnam refugees, it definitely wasn’t Sen. Biden,” Pham said. “The people who wanted us weren’t necessarily who you’d expect — the openness wasn’t coming from Democrats.”
Referring to Biden, Pham said, “You have to look at foreign policy and humanitarianism. The Vietnam refugee crisis was a big deal in 1975. Even if you were against the war, why wouldn’t you support the refugees? Why wouldn’t you support the families and women and children who were trying to escape?”
Good question, why would liberals like Biden, who express such concern for refugees at our Southern borders, have zero interest in rescuing Vietnamese refugees? Perhaps the South Vietnamese, feeling that they owed a debt of gratitude to the Republican leadership of the United States at the time, didn’t seem to be a good candidate for a Democratic voting block
Much is made of the debunked statements that the left has tried (with some success) to pin on President Trump; the Biden campaign realized that the lies about Trump’s comments concerning the military were gaining traction in much the same way that lies about Trump’s comments about Charlottesville did (and continue to do), but why doesn’t Joe Biden’s history merit any scrutiny from our media?
Biden’s remarks and actions during the Vietnam era are a matter of record, although accessing that record can be somewhat difficult today given liberals expertise at scrubbing the internet.
Never the less, the story of Biden and Vietnam has been receiving a lot of attention from vets who have been circulating it through family and friends on Facebook, but given the shenanigans of Facebook and Twitter as of late, don’t expect this story to receive any attention from the Main Stream Media (as if).