Joe Biden warns West Point grads of threats ‘like none before’
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Joe Biden
The President offered remarks Saturday.

President Joe Biden on Saturday told graduates of the U.S. Military Academy that their class is being called upon to tackle threats across the globe and preserve the country’s ideals at home “like none before.”

Biden said the phrase, the class motto, was apt for the sorts of challenges they will take as newly minted Army second lieutenants, from supporting Ukraine’s defense against Russia’s invasion to facilitating humanitarian assistance into Gaza and defending Israel from attacks by Iran.

“There’s never been a time in history when we’ve asked our military to do so many different things in some many different places around the world, all at the same time,” Biden said.

Speaking at sun-swept West Point, Biden reaffirmed that he will not allow American service members on the battlefield in Ukraine, but said their work to equip and train Ukrainian forces has “stepped up and stopped” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “brazen vision” for Europe. Biden praised U.S. forces for helping Israel repel a massive drone and ballistic missile attack last month from Iran and working to deescalate the conflict.

Speaking before the graduating cadets took the their commissioning oaths, Biden reminded them that they were swearing fidelity not to a person or political party, but to the Constitution. As other speakers alluded to partisan rancor and political division across the nation, Biden said, “Hold fast to your values that you learned here at West Point.”

“Ideas need defenders to make them real,” Biden said. “That’s what you are all about. You must keep us free at this time like none before.”

Biden highlighted that rates of sexual assault and harassment in the military declined for the first time last year in a decade, calling it “long past time,” but said even more work was necessary.

The president stood for more than an hour returning a salute from and shaking the hands of each graduate. Biden, as is customary, also absolved cadets of minor offenses committed during their time at the academy, adding with a laugh, “the superintendent can clarify what minor means.”


Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

Associated Press


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  • Impeach Biden

    May 25, 2024 at 3:19 pm

    Of course he is warning of threats. Just like Austin warned the Midshipmen. Joe is incompetent and no one fears him. All the bad guys taking shots at him. A shame these officers have to have their commissions signed by him.

    • TJC

      May 25, 2024 at 3:22 pm


      • Impeach Biden

        May 25, 2024 at 4:33 pm

        Houthi Rebels taking shots at USN ships. They don’t fear. Putin invading Ukraine. He doesn’t fear. Hamas invading Israel. They don’t fear. Iran shooting hundreds of drones and rockets into Israel. They don’t fear either. No one fears that incompetent fool and his giggling sidekick.

        • rick whitaker

          May 25, 2024 at 5:54 pm

          19 YEAR OLD HOWLER MONKEY, so to you it’s all about whether someone fears you that makes you strong. all the examples of other countries doing what other countries do, is because they don’t fear biden, that’s what you said. so other countries are going to start fearing trump if he got elected because he is trump. trump is for americans to fear, other countries laugh at him. so, i don’t fear you, so you are weak. what a crazy statement. you said you FEAR me knowing the facts about the real you. so according to you , you fear me, so you are now weak because of that. monkey you are so immature, i’m going to have to change your age from 19 to 17.

          • Impeach Biden

            May 25, 2024 at 5:58 pm

            Every time you speak, you stick that foot of yours into your big mouth. You are dumb and a denier. You really aren’t 71, you are probably 91 and as senile as Joe Biden.

          • Impeach Biden

            May 25, 2024 at 6:00 pm

            Fear you? Hilarious. Go away you old coot.

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  • rick davis

    May 25, 2024 at 6:34 pm

    Putin isn;t the is the Democratic party that is the problem

    • Vladimir Putin

      May 25, 2024 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks, Rick.

    • rick whitaker

      May 25, 2024 at 7:04 pm

      RICK DAVIS, if you are a putin lover, you are my sworn enemy.

    • Impeach Biden

      May 25, 2024 at 7:49 pm

      Welcome to the club Rick. Now you can look forward to threats from the Tennessee Hillbilly daily like me and others. He’s just an old senile fool like Joe.

      • Vladimir Putin

        May 26, 2024 at 4:58 am

        The Red Army is on its’ way to help Comrade! I am so grateful I send you caviar and vodka! So you in Helsinki!

    • rick whitaker

      May 25, 2024 at 11:28 pm

      RICK DAVIS, ok , then vote for putin, or his man, trump. i’m sure you will no matter what. you sound like an anti-democratic person, and that’s what they would do.

  • Ocean Joe

    May 25, 2024 at 6:38 pm

    There was a time when graduation speeches were about the graduates. Watched Biden at Morehouse, he bragged about what his administration has done for Black Americans, whined about a cease fire in Gaza, but said very little about the graduating class.

    Disappointing, but still better than vile Donald. Fortunately General Milley held tight to those values. Trump wanted a puppet to help him overrun our democracy. He got his photo op with an upside down Bible, which of course says it all.

  • Dont Say FLA

    May 25, 2024 at 6:58 pm

    Oklahoma City Federal Building, Atlanta Olympics, World Trade Center workers, Capitol police and average everyday Palestinians would say there’s nothing new with today’s threats.

    It’s the same old same old. It’s angry angry men claiming to be wacky religious men, making announcements conflating their angry actions with serving their god.

  • dumbosrus

    May 25, 2024 at 9:59 pm

    Meanwhile, the average American is trying to put food on the table, but thanks Joey, for the gaslighting at a graduation that is supposed to be a time where young people hear inspirational and happy stories. What a selfish dried up old demon Biden has become. Just CRINGE.

    • Ocean Joe

      May 26, 2024 at 4:53 am

      I agree with most of what you said. So the obvious plan is commit national suicide by ordering up a second helping of Donald Trump. Brilliant!

      • Michael K

        May 26, 2024 at 9:04 am

        Yes, Trump, the man who characterized those who died in combat as “losers.”

        • Ocean Joe

          May 26, 2024 at 5:11 pm

          He doesn’t drink so it was the bonespurs talking.

  • Michael K

    May 26, 2024 at 8:24 am

    First rule of public speaking: Know your audience. These are newly commissioned officers in the US Military.

    It seems totally appropriate to me that their commencement speaker would focus on the global challenges they are about to face as leaders of the armed forces.

    • Impeach Biden

      May 26, 2024 at 9:28 am

      They are also aware that their current CIC is a boob. God bless those brave souls that have to work for him. Hopefully none of them will come home in body bags with Joe more interested in what time it is.

      • Ocean Joe

        May 26, 2024 at 2:17 pm

        IB, didn’t the W Bush Whitehouse ban the media from covering the return of deceased American servicemen from Iraq? Seems a bit more disgraceful than looking at a watch.

  • just sayin

    May 31, 2024 at 3:36 pm

    This old fossil can’t even remember WWII? FFS, he probably was alive during it.

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