President Joe Biden made yet another grave error by disparaging American soldiers as selfish, despite the fact that they would willingly offer their lives to defend the country. Biden said the following when addressing at the GCC + 3 Summit Meeting, “We’ll always honor the bravery, the selfishness- selflessness of the — and the sacrifices of the Americans who served, including my son, Major Beau Biden, who was stationed in Iraq for a year.”
Full quotes from Biden as given by the White House: “Well, thank you. It’s good to be once more together with so many vital partners and to strengthen our cooperation on the future of this consequential region of the world. I’d like to thank our Saudi hosts for inviting the United States to join this summit and for their hospitality in welcoming all of us.
A great deal has changed since I visited this region when I served as Vice President of the United States, both on the world stage and in the Middle East.
Around the world, we’re seeing efforts to undermine the rules-based order: with China’s increasingly coercive actions in the Indo-Pacific and beyond; with Russia’s brutal and unprovoked war against its neighboring Ukraine; and with Iran’s destabilizing activities. Here in the Middle East, we’ve also seen critical changes.
For the first time since 9/11, an American President is visiting this region without American troops being engaged in combat — in a combat mission in the region.
And we’ll never forget the memory of the seven thousand fifty- — 7,054 American troops who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere over the last two decades.
But today, I am proud to be able to say that the era of land wars in the region — wars involving huge numbers of American forces — is not underway.
We — but we maintain both the capacity and the absolute determination to suppress the terrorist threat wherever we find it. We’ve demonstrated that this year — eliminating the Emir of ISIS in a daring operation, and just this week, taking out another key leader of ISIS.
We’re going to continue our counterterrorism efforts working with a broad coalition of countries, including everyone around this table.
And we will turn our attention and our resources to supporting our partners, strengthening our alliances, and building coalitions to solve the problems facing this region and the world — and the world today.
So let me conclude by summing all this up in one sentence: The United States is invested in building a positive future in the region, in partnership with all of you, and the United States is not going anywhere.
This is a table full of probi- — problem solvers. There are a lot of — there’s a lot of good we can do if we do it together.
Thank you again for inviting me to participate in this summit today, and thank you for the many years of partnership between your countries and the United States.
May God protect our troops.”