HomePolitical NewsWatch, Biden in 1996: ‘If Iran Attacked a USA Facility it’s an Act of War, ANY Retaliation is Warranted‘ Keely Compson January 6, 2020 Never forget! In 1996, former Vice President Joe Biden, who was a U.S. senator at the time, appeared on ABC News for an interview with Sam Donaldson. At that time, the United States had yet to determine if the IRGC was responsible for the attack on the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. The bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks killed 19 people, and injured hundreds more. Biden believed that if Iran WAS involved, they they would yield their sovereignty. "[The United States] could take whatever action it deems appropriate," Biden said at the time. "They yield their sovereignty if they are [behind the attack] … it's an act of war." Here is the clip for you to see for yourself: My, my how the tunes have changed now that President Donald Trump is president and Biden wants to make him look as bad as possible. On Thursday, Trump ordered the deadly airstrike that killed Qasim Soleimani, a terrorist leader, after the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was attacked, killing an American contractor and wounded American troops. Biden responded, shaming the president because the strike is "a huge escalatory move in an already dangerous region." "President Trump just tossed a stick of dynamite into a tinderbox, and he owes the American people an explanation of the strategy and plan to keep safe our troops and embassy personnel, our people and our interests, both here at home and abroad, and our partners throughout the region and beyond," Biden stated.