A senior Biden administration official said Thursday that American policy on Taiwan has not changed despite Joe Biden appearing to suggest the United States would defend the island if it were attacked.
In an ABC Interview, Biden grouped Taiwan in with countries that the U.S. is committed to defending.
“They are entities we’ve made agreements with based on not a civil war they’re having on that island or in South Korea, but on an agreement where they have a unity government that, in fact, is trying to keep bad guys from doing bad things to them,” Biden said.
“We made a sacred commitment to Article 5 that if in fact anyone were to invade or take action against our NATO allies, we would respond. Same with Japan, same with South Korea, same with Taiwan. It’s not even comparable to talk about that.”
In case you are unfamiliar, Article 5 is an agreement which states that an attack on one NATO member is an attack on all.
As reported by Reuters, a senior Biden official said the policy has not changed, however, and Biden simply misspoke.
Indeed, the U.S. is required by law to provide Taiwan with the necessary means to defend itself, but has followed a policy of “strategic ambiguity” on whether it would intervene to protect the island if there were a Chinese attack.
Bonnie Glaser, a Taiwan expert at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, called Biden’s apparent mistake “unfortunate.”
“The U.S. had an Article 5 commitment to Taiwan from 1954 to 1979. The Biden administration isn’t considering returning to that commitment, as indicated by public statements by Kurt Campbell.”
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“They are entities we’ve made agreements with based on not a civil war they’re having on that island or in South Korea, but on an agreement where they have a unity government that, in fact, is trying to keep bad guys from doing bad things to them,”
I simply love detailed information from the leader. And he speaks in a manner that a two year old can understand.
Right now, a TWO YR OLD, would be able to run this nation, BETTER than biden and Kamala combined.
Misspoke! Gee! Misinformation! They sound pretty much like the same thing. BAN HIM from Twitter, Facebook, social media in general,everybody with something important to say has he may as well join them.
Note, every time a libtard gets caught in a lie, THEY “MISSPOKE>.”
Translation: Misspoke = a 180 degree change in policy. As in, I misspoke when I said it was snowing out, actually we are having a heat wave and the temperature is over 100. I misspoke when I said I swore to support the Constitution, actually I believe it is an old out dated document that needs to be replaced. So misspoke is actually the same as saying “I lied”.
“White House Walks Back Biden’s Statement About Defending Taiwan, Says He Misspoke” That’s one thing he’s
damn good at—misspeaking. You have to hold your breath every time he opens his mouth because you never know what entanglement he’s going to talk either himself or the whole country into. He cannot, even on a basic elementary level, do his job. There is zero intellect, competence, and professionalism and I am not even factoring dementia into the equation.
ho chi biden the liar.
right now america is a non factor in the world.
I believe the Country of Ghana gets more respect and his held in higher esteem than the United States with this Clown in office!!
Will Biden defend Europe? “Maybe.”
Will Biden defend Japan &/or South Korea &/or other allies in Asia? “Maybe.”
Will Biden defend the west coast or the east coast or the Gulf coast of America? “Maybe.”
Is Biden as dependable as the weather? “Yes.”
Right now, i wouldn’t count on biden to defend a bag of candy….
He cannot even guard his bowel movement let alone a bag of candy!!
How about walking back the theft of this election and returning leadership to the rightful president.
AND pray tell, who do you think would DARE to do that? Certainly not the cowards in the GOP. Most assuredly not the courts..
There is only one alternative to taking back anything anymore otherwise we lose it all!! Freedom is not FREE!!!
slo joe the demented. The babbling buffoon.
Nimitz was right. We should have taken Taiwan in WW2. That being said; We should defend Taiwan but O’Biden doesn’t have the backbone to do so. I wouldn’t trust anyone in this Regime any further than I can piss to windward .
Hell, after we took Japan and forced their surrender, WE SHOULD HAVE continued right on, and eliminated russia AND CHINA.