Levin Rebukes Biden: Of Course Terrorism Is an Existential Threat

By Michael Morris | August 24, 2016 | 3:30pm EDT
Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Tuesday, host Mark Levin rebuked Vice President Joe Biden for his comments on Monday that “terrorism is not an existential threat” to the United States, retorting, “Of course it [terrorism] is an existential threat.”

“They [ideological people] just create their own universe,” remarked Levin. “And their own universe is that terrorism is not an existential threat. Of course it’s an existential threat.”

Below is transcript of Levin’s comments:

Levin: “You want to know why this administration has not fought terrorism in the way it should be fought?

“Listen to this. Cut eight, go.”

VP Joe Biden: “Terrorism is a real threat, but it’s not an existential threat to the existence of the democratic country of the United States of America. It is, it can cause real problems. It can undermine confidence. It can kill relatively large numbers of people. But it’s not an existential threat.”

Levin: “What does this buffoon think is going on in the world?

“I mean, it’s incredible. It’s not an existential threat. ‘You can’t conquer America.’

“Let me ask you folks a question: He’s the vice president of the United States. He fought like hell for that Iranian deal. In ten years, in fifteen years, maybe less, the Iranians are going to have the capacity to put nuclear warheads on ICBMs and shoot them at the United States. Is that not an existential threat?

“Of course it’s an existential threat.

“And Iran is a terrorist regime. And they’re not the only one.

“It’s incredible to me to have … this is how people who are ideological follow their ideologies, take no responsibility whatsoever for their failures and the failure of their ideology. They just create their own universe. And their own universe is that terrorism is not an existential threat. Of course it’s an existential threat.

“And that’s why you need to defeat it and crush it. You have to attack it ideologically. You have to attack it militarily. You have to attack it every way, every conceivable way that is available to us to ensure they don’t reach the point where they can blow up our cities.

“You realize, if Joe Biden had been president of the United States at the end of World War II, I honest believe who would have cut a deal with Japan. He would have said, ‘At this point they’re pretty much disarmed. At this point, they can’t do any harm. At this point, they’re not an existential threat.

“The Democrat Party has changed completely from the days of Harry Truman and John Kennedy. It is not the same party. It is not the same entity.

“Honestly, think about it. Do you think Joe Biden, or Barack Obama for that matter, or Hillary Clinton for that matter, would have ordered the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan? Or would they have sued for peace – peace at any price? And then push it off on the next president or even the next generation. That’s exactly what they would have done.

“So he doesn’t see it as an existential threat. Chamberlain didn’t see Hitler as an existential threat. And that’s how you justify in your own pathetic little mind, if you’re Joe Biden, leaving the country in the straits that we’re in when you leave office.

“Disastrous foreign policy! And hollowing out the United States military at the same time.”

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