US Vice President to Lebanese voters: I urge you to walk away from the spoilers of peace

Propaganda Alert

compiled by Cem Ertür
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
23 May, 2009

1) Remarks by US Vice President Biden after meeting with Lebanese President Sleiman (22 May 2009)
2) Remarks by US Vice President Biden at the announcement of the U.S. shipment of equipment to the Lebanese Armed Forces (22 May 2009)

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Quote:
“We support your sovereignty, Mr. President. We support — admire your democratic process, and will do all in our power to help you enforce your democratic institutions. […]

That’s why it’s so important that the people of Lebanon participate in your democratic elections in June, Mr. President. […]

So I urge those who would think about standing with the spoilers of peace not to miss this opportunity to walk away from the spoilers.”


[US Vice President Joseph Biden, remarks after meeting with Lebanon’s President Michel Suleiman, 22 May 2009] [1]

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Quote:
“[S]ince 2005, the United States has committed more than a half a billion dollars to provide [military] training and equipment […] [The] training programs, including the United States Special Forces, are part of a comprehensive U.S. military assistance effort with Lebanon. […]

The United States is committed to Lebanon. The United States is committed to Lebanon’s armed forces. The United States […] is absolutely committed to the sovereignty of the people of Lebanon and the government of Lebanon. And we are committed to playing a central role, to the extent you wish us to do so, in guaranteeing that sovereignty for a democratic Lebanon.”


[US Vice President Joseph Biden, remarks at the announcement of the U.S. shipment of equipment to the Lebanese Armed Forces, 22 May 2009] [2]

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NOTES:

[1] Remarks by the US Vice President Biden after meeting with President Sleiman

White House website, 22 May 2009

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-Vice-Preside nt-after-meeting-with-President-Sleiman/

[2] Remarks by the US Vice President Biden at the announcement of the U.S. shipment of equipment to the Lebanese Armed Forces

White House website, 22 May 2009

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-By-The-Vice-Preside nt-At-The-Announcement-Of-The-US-Shipment-Of-Equipment-To-The-Lebanese -Armed-Forces/

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