Saturday, October 17, 2009
Joe "Foreign Policy" Biden on Newsweek's Cover
Joe Biden is known for his analysis on foreign policy and that's why Obama chose him as his VP. He was Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee afterall. Now the media seems to be pushing him on us in a major way just at a time when Obama is being told by McCrystal that more troops are needed.
Do you see what is going on here? Since Biden doesn't back McCrystal the media is putting him on a pedestal and elevating him above McChrystal, so we don't think that the MESSiah is making a blunderous move by waiting to send more troops or by not sending them at all.
Biden's ideas on Iraq on other things though have been proved wrong or have been almost comical if they weren't so serious.
The first one was at the Democratic National Convention when he gave a speech and said that Obama had called for additional battalions in Iraq when he in fact had called for additional brigades. A slip of the tounge? Maybe. But for a guy who's known for his f. policy experience this is pretty embarrassing.
The second Shortly after 9/11 in a meeting discussing what must be done about the attack Biden is said to have begun a monologue about what must be done and what his comittee must do. Immediately after the rant he said "i'm groping here." He admittedly doesn't know what to do in this type of a situation. After this he came to the conclusion that we needed to send a check for $200 million to Iraq!
Three is that he repetedly said that the surge in Iraw wouldn't work and it did.
Four. On Meet The Press on Sept. 9 2007 Biden says that there will never be a central government in Iraq, "absolutely, positively, unequivocally, I believe that." Wrong there too.
Five. On Sept. 26 2007 Biden put forth an amendment that would divide Iraq into 3 sections. One for the Kurds, Sunnis, and Shia. Then in the Dec. 7, 2007, official sermon, Ayatollah Mohammad Kashani speaking on behalf of Iran’s supreme leader, declared, “This Senator [Biden] correctly says Israel could not suppress Hizbullah in Lebanon, so how can the U.S. stand face-to-face with a nation of 70 million? This is the blessing of the Guardianship of the Jurists [the theocracy] . . . which plants such thoughts in the hearts of U.S. senators and forces them to make such confessions.” The crowd met his statement with refrains of “Death to America.”
Biden is not as knowledgeable on foreign policy as the media portrays.