G. McConway
November 16, 2022

Gen. Jack Keane: Biden ‘Squandered opportunity’ with President Xi

Before Joe Biden left for the G-20 Summit, he was talking tough about China.

It became fairly obvious when Joe Biden arrived at the summit that the tough talk here was not going to translate into any action overseas.

The readout from the White House and the meeting with President Xi did not represent nearly the narrative that Biden was pushing here.

On Monday, Biden told reporters there was no "imminent" threat of Taiwan being invaded and that there was no "cold war" with China.

Many experts are now calling Biden out for a complete and utter failure during a rare face-to-face with Xi.

Among them, Fox News senior strategic analyst Ret. Gen. Jack Keane.

Missed Opportunity

General Keane stated, "The urgent situation we have is the threat of war, and that is the most dangerous situation the United States is facing.

"And, yes, the fact that we're outgunned and outmanned in the Indo-Pacific region accentuates the real danger that's here.

"We're having people who are in uniform saying if we go to war with China, we could actually lose that war."

Hudson Institute's Center on Chinese Strategy Director Michael Pillsbury added, "I think there is a Cold War underway.

"I think it's nice that both sides want to defuse the harsh rhetoric, but nothing really is changed because of this three-hour meeting in Bali."

General Keane added, "He had the opportunity to look President Xi in the eye and tell him, 'Listen, we are not the aggressor here.

"'It is your aggression, your malign behavior, your intimidation, your coercion of Taiwan that is causing a destabilization across the Taiwan Straits.

"'And if you take further action to actually go into conflict with Taiwan, then you are forcing my hand to respond militarily and to encourage the allies to do so as well.'"

The bottom line here is that Biden projected weakness when strength was needed… again.

Source: Fox Business

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