Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Biden gets it right

The other day Joe Biden made the case against BO almost as effectively as I do. It's good to get confirmation from your opponents.

"Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking."

Consider them marked.

Regardless of which room Joe Biden is in, he is the smartest man in the room. Just ask him and he'll tell you so. Biden was selected for the VP slot specifically to give the BO ticket some foreign policy gravitas, so when this brainiac speaks on foreign policy, we ought to listen. Biden is clearly saying that BO's pathetic weakness on foreign policy will provoke a challenge from Iran or Russia, as these nations take advantage of our new President's weakness, jumping at the opportunity to walk all over the guy.

What would make Biden think that BO is weak on foreign policy? Well, he has said it before. Biden said that Obama "Can be ready but right now I don't believe he is. The Presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training." Perhaps it is because BO stands by his statement that he would meet with rogue dictators without preconditions. Everyone from Hillary to Biden to McCain pointed out what a dangerous mistake that would be, but BO stands by that statement. He said that he would invade Pakistan, one of our most important allies in the War on Terror! He said that Iran is not a serious threat because they are a small country with a military budget just 5% as much as ours. I suppose it didn’t occur to him that the 19 hijackers who attacked us on 9/11 did it with box cutters. How much do those cost? When Russia invaded Georgia, McCain came out immediately and condemned Russia’s actions, called for the world to send a clear message that Russia’s aggression would not be tolerated, and calling for NATO to accept the Ukraine as a member. BO called for both nations to “show restraint” in the weakest response I could imagine. A few days later, he said that the UN should pass a Security Council resolution against Russia’s action. I guess no one told him that Russia has veto power in the UN Security Council. A few days after that, he condemned Russia’s actions, called for the world to send a clear message that Russia’s aggression would not be tolerated, and asked NATO to accept the Ukraine as a member. Then he said that McCain was “shooting from the hip” when he condemned Russia’s action, as if it was reckless to get it right the first time. Does BO really think that it was a virtue to take three tries to come to the same conclusion as McCain? What kind of image does that send to the world?

Biden went on to tell us exactly why we should be concerned about BO's ability to lead the nation:

"We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy." Then Biden described various scenarios involving Russia or Iran. He concluded with this: "And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you - not financially to help him - we're gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right."

Is that intended to instill confidence in the guy?

So here's the question: why would we elect someone who's own foreign policy "expert" says is so weak that the world can't wait to exploit him?

1 comment:

The Donald said...

If this change type vote for do we, very stupid we are.