This week, President Biden came under fire for disclosing secret military intelligence to a reporter, which detractors claimed may incite America’s enemies to greater hostility.
According to Biden, the United States is out of 155mm artillery rounds, which is why he is providing cluster bombs to Ukraine, according to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.
“One hundred countries have outlawed these weapons, which includes some of America’s closest NATO allies,” according to Zakaria. “When there was word that the Russians were possibly using it, admittedly toward civilians, your then press secretary stated that this could be considered war crimes.”
He questioned, “What prompted you to change your viewpoint and hand them these guns.”
Biden said, “The Ukrainians are out of ammo. They used to be called 155-millimeter guns, the ammo. They are running out of that ammo and we are low on it in this fight involving munitions. So, what I ultimately did was follow the Defense Department’s advice to provide the Ukrainians some ammunition that has a very low failure rate during this transitional phase when we have more 155 guns available to us. The least likely to be blowing is around 150, I believe.”
“And it isn’t applied in public locations. They are attempting to cross the trenches and halt the movement of the tanks. Therefore, but it was not a simple choice. Furthermore, we did not sign that agreement. But convincing me to do it took some time. But the most important issue is that they either possess the armaments necessary to prevent the Russians from entering these regions and stopping the Ukrainian onslaught, or they do not. And I believe they were necessary.”
Online critics criticized Biden’s statements, saying that he shouldn’t be broadcasting that kind of information to the public during interviews.
GOP strategist Steve Guest posted on Twitter, “Joe Biden is telling the entire globe that the US is short on 155mm ammo. Moron. Does Biden have any concern that China is one of our enemies?”
WATCH: Joe Biden broadcasts to the world that the U.S. is low on 155mm shells.
Does President Biden not care that our adversaries in communist China are listening?
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 9, 2023
Democratic presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wrote on Twitter, “Biden seems to be implying that we are sending cluster bombs into Ukraine since the United States is running out of other munitions. To me, it appears to be an excuse for increasing military spending. The moment has come to propose peaceful alternatives to conflict and to sit down to negotiate with both parties.”
Conservative analyst Logan Dobson said on Twitter, “Love when the President of the United States goes on CNN to inform everyone we are short on ammo.”