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‘Blood is in your hands,’ US veteran says to Joe Biden’s face; watch video

'You're disqualified, sir. You're disqualified,' said the man to US President Joe Biden.

A US Air Force veteran confronted President Joe Biden.Premium
A US Air Force veteran confronted President Joe Biden.

US President Joe Biden faced an unlikely opposition when a US Air Force veteran confronted him on Biden’s role in the American wars in the Middle East. The man wondered why they should vote for Biden, when millions had died because of him.

“I'm an Air Force veteran. I'm here with an Army veteran. We are just wondering why we should vote for someone who voted for a war and enabled a war that killed thousands of our brothers and sisters, countless Iraqi civilians," said the man.

“You enabled that war, and you also gave a medal to a man who enabled that war and caused that war. That blood is in your hands as well. You're disqualified, sir. You're disqualified. My friends are dead because of your policies," he added.

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By this time, Joe Biden - who was patiently listening to the man this far - said that his son had fought in Iraq as well. “You don't think it matters to me. It matters a lot to me."

When the US Air Force veteran said he was not going after Biden’s son, Biden apparently warned him, “You better not."

When Biden moved away from the man, the veteran shouted, “"You're disqualified, sir! Disqualified!"

“Their blood is on your hands! My brothers and sisters died in Iraq and Afghanistan. He enabled that to happen," he continued.

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“He is disqualified. No way he can be president. They are dead. Millions are dead in Iraq. He will not be allowed to be president. Disqualified! Trump is more anti-war than Joe Biden," he added.

Netizens have hailed the US Air Force veteran for being a “true man" and “brave patriot". Some wondered why some people had tried to shut him up and did not let speak freely. Some other people pointed out that Biden should not be blamed for the Iraq war as former US President George W Bush was the one who was responsible for that.

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Sounak Mukhopadhyay
Sounak Mukhopadhyay, who also goes by the name Sounak Mukherjee, has been producing digital news since 2012. He's worked for the International Business Times, The Inquisitr, and Moneycontrol in the past. He's also contributed to Free Press Journal and TheRichest with feature articles. He covers news for a wide range of subjects including business, finance, economy, politics and sports. Before working with digital news publications, he worked as a freelance content writer.
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Published: 21 Mar 2023, 01:08 PM IST
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