“We will not walk away, leaving a vacuum for China, Russia, or Iran to fill.”
President Joe Biden has stated that the US “will not walk away” from the Middle East as he attempts to maintain stability in a volatile region of the world and increase global oil flow to overturn rising gas prices.
His remarks, delivered on Saturday at the Gulf Cooperation Council on the final leg of a four-day trip, come as the region braces for a prospective confrontation with Iran. “With active, principled, American leadership, we will seek to build on this moment.”
Despite the fact that US forces proceed to attack terrorists in the region and are stationed at bases across the Middle East, Biden tried to suggest that the country was moving on from its incursions of Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Today, I’m proud to say that the ages of land wars in the area, wars involving massive numbers of American forces, are over,” He said.
“Countries that unleash the peak performance of their populations will win the future,” He said, which includes allowing people to “question and criticize leaders without fear of retaliation.”