By Nancy Thorner -
President Joe Biden went after Vladimir Putin in an emotional address in Warsaw on Saturday, March 26, 2022 stating “for god's sake this man cannot remain in power.”
Biden also warned Putin not to take his ambitions outside of Ukraine: “Don't even think about moving on one single inch of NATO territory” See video HERE.
Secretary of State Blinken, during a press conference in Jerusalem, alongside the Israeli prime minister the following day, was forced to walk back Biden's unscripted declaration that Putin ‘cannot remain in power' and assures that America has no 'strategy of regime change in Russia or anywhere else.’ The President's point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region. Earlier, Biden has called Putin a butcher after he visited with Ukraine refugees.
Tom Nichols at The Atlantic called the comments about a Putin ouster a “gaffe” and an “unforced error.”
"Biden’s words also comes dangerously close to calling Putin’s bluff on nuclear war, coming on the heels of a Russian announcement that they would in fact use nuclear weapons in the case of “an existential threat for our country."
What could be a bigger existential threat to Putin, than his overthrow?