Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Maybe That's Why Biden Hasn't Agreed to a GOP's Lethal Weapons Package Request for Ukraine ... He Thinks It's IRAN?

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Gaffe-prone Biden declares Putin won’t win over ‘Iranian’ people
President Biden, no stranger to gaffes, committed another one in his State of the Union address Tuesday night when he said Russian President Vladimir Putin will “never gain the hearts and souls of the Iranian people.”
The president meant to say “Ukrainian,” but it came out wrong. Mr. Putin’s army has invaded Ukraine.
The gaffe drew a healthy share of derision on social media. --->READ MORE HERE
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GOP pushes Biden to arm Ukraine, though some opposed to aid package:
House Republicans want lethal weapons to be a priority in the $6.4 billion aid package President Biden requested to help Ukraine fend off Russian invaders.
The lawmakers said the U.S. must help Ukrainians defend themselves. That means lethal aid, not just humanitarian aid, said Rep. Mark Green, Tennessee Republican.
“That includes not only weapons like Stingers and Javelins but also ammunition,” Mr. Green told The Washington Times. “They have a weapon system that is a Soviet bloc weapon system, so you’ve got to be a little bit innovative there.”
Mr. Biden last week asked Congress for $3.5 billion in Pentagon funding and $2.9 billion for foreign security and humanitarian assistance. The White House has authorized almost $1 billion in military assistance in the past year for Ukraine, including $350 million in arms including Javelins and Stingers missiles, which are man-portable antitank and antiaircraft missiles, respectfully. --->READ MORE HERE
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