President Barack Obama may be dumbfounded over how to deal with Islamic State militants, but Vice President Joe Biden has no such hesitancy, telling a New Hampshire audience that “we will follow them to the gates of hell” if necessary
“They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice,” the vice president said Wednesday. “Because hell is where they will reside. Hell is where they will reside.”
Mockery began almost immediately in response to the animated rant, but it’s likely US troops weren’t laughing. A soldier who identified himself as an intelligence analyst posted the ultimate scorn on Twitter. His tweet prompted a few hearty responses:
— Michael G. Waltz (@mggwaltz) September 4, 2014
@mggwaltz @DanaPerino Maybe those were the gates Biden was referring too. Let our military fight, change rules the of engagement, God Bless.
— Dane (@rugar69) September 4, 2014
@mggwaltz @DanaPerino Which IS the problem. Rules Of Engagement should be KILL THE BASTARDS!
— John (@gpgob) September 4, 2014
@mggwaltz @temi227 idle talk from a man who suggests us to go buy a shotgun and fire 2 blasts in the air. Too funny. — Phillip (@texascruisinusa) September 4, 2014
Biden’s remark sounded eerily similar to actor Kurt Russell in his portrayal of Wyatt Earp in the movie “Tombstone”: “Tell ’em I’m comin’! And Hell’s comin’ with me, you hear? Hell’s comin’ with me!
We mock Biden, even though his bravado was a hit with the crowd.
Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters saw fit to over similar ridicule in a segment on “The Kelly File,” where he talked about Biden “ranting about how we’ll follow ISIS to the gates of Hell.”
“We won’t even cross the border into Syria,” Peters deadpanned. “This is an administration that relies on rhetoric for everything.”
Watch the full interview here:
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