As thousands of troops launched a huge offensive in Helmand Province, Afghanistan today, Vice President Joe Biden wanted to talk about our enemies, but not those in Afghanistan. He wanted to talk about Pakistan.
I understand that Pakistan is a nuclear country, but really, on the day that Operation Moshtarak descends on Majah, Afghanistan, he should have kept quiet...saved it for a few more days, or...at least acknowledged that at the minute he is once again gaffing, our finest are doing the job that few want to do.
Biden and Obama sat in the Senate and voted against everything that would have helped President Bush end Iraq quicker, perhaps make greater strides in Afghanistan and take care of Iran. Perhaps had he taken the Taliban more seriously, Pakistan would not on the burner at this moment.
Democrat resistance is the reason this country did not fight a full-out war with gusto. They sniped and threatened and called Bush a war monger. It is amazing he was able to accomplish what he did. Bush walked on eggshells after Liberals deserted the ship and cried "Bush lied."
Just a mention, was all Biden had to do, before he flipped off Afghanistan. This foolish Vice President, supposedly a foreign policy expert, is wrong all the time
As Michael Rubin shows, Biden has fared no better when it comes to Iran. According to Rubin:
Biden's unyielding pursuit of "engagement" with Iran for more than a decade has made it easier for Tehran to pursue its nuclear program, while his partisan obsession with thwarting the Bush administration has led him to oppose tough sanctions against hard-liners in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. (more excellent commentary at PowerLineBlog)Going back to 2005, "Biden accused of 'double talk' on Iran. This from Jerome Corsi:
...Biden's words should be assessed in the context of his "long track record of appeasement and double talk on the Iran nuclear risk."He once referred to Afghanistan and Pakistan as the "superhighway of terror"...where his helicopter was "forced down" "with a three-star general and three senators at 10,500 feet in the middle of those mountains." Sounds like the then Senator saw some action from the Taliban, doesn't it? Maybe the aircraft was underfire, but...no. There was snowstorm. The helicopter landed safely. No one was hurt. The enemy was huddled in some cave and likely didn't know these big bad boys of the US Senate (Sens. Hagel and Kerry) were in their area.
"The mullahs have known that Biden is their No. 1 go-to guy in the Senate whenever they want their bidding done to fool the American people," Corsi charges.
In his book, Corsi names Biden, along with Democratic Sens. John Kerry, Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton as recipients of funds from the "pro-mullah lobby" in the U.S.
While there always has been debate over whether to engage or isolate rogue regimes, Biden's concilatory approach to Tehran is especially dangerous, asserts Corsi.
"He's being played for a fool and doesn't recognize that that strategy failed in North Korea, and it's going to fail here again," he said. "What's he going to do, act surprised when the mullahs make a bomb?"
National Review has a good article summing up Every-Which-Way Joe and his exercises in "folly and self-contradiction."
As Biden so frequently pointed out on the campaign trail, a powerful vice president can be “very dangerous.” This is especially the case when a vice president has a track record like Joe Biden’s.I can't top that.
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