2020 Candidate Joe Biden has been increasingly critical of President Trump’s actions in Iran, calling them “incredibly dangerous and irresponsible.”
Biden told reporters Saturday “No president has a right to take our country to war without the informed consent of Americans — informed consent. And right now we have no idea what this guy has in mind, we have no idea. He’s isolated us from our partners. He’s isolated us from our NATO allies.”
However, video has emerged of a much younger Biden taking a much difference stance and a far more hawkish view of U.S. Iran relations.
The stark difference is making some wonder if Joe Biden a shapeshifter.
WashingtonJournal reports as a tough-talking U.S. senator from Delaware, Joe Biden said there should be no restraints on the U.S. taking action against Iran if it were proved to be complicit in the 1996 bombing of a barracks used by U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia at the time.
The Democrat called it an “act of war” that handed America carte blanche to do what needed to be done.
The June 1996 attack on the Khobar Towers complex in Saudi Arabia killed 19 American troops. Iran and its Revolutionary Guard Corps were later blamed for the terrorist attack.
Blame had not yet been fully assessed when Biden joined Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah in an Aug. 4, 1996, interview with Sam Donaldson of ABC’s “This Week.”
Biden at that time said the U.S. had the right to respond to the attack.
“[The United States] could take whatever action it deems appropriate,” Biden said at the time, according to a video of the broadcast.
“They yield their sovereignty [if they are behind the attack] … It’s an act of war,” he said.
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com