When President Barack Hussein Obama picked Joe Biden to be his number two man, we were all told that it was because good ol’ Joe was the U.S. Senate’s “expert” on foreign policy. He was supposed to act as Obama’s right hand man in an area that Obama had no experience whatsoever. So, with disaster after disaster in foreign policy, it behooves us to ask, where is Joe Biden?
Of course, we all know that Biden has been wrong on every stance he’s ever taken on foreign policy both as a Senator and as Vice President. He has been so consistently wrong that even a member of Obama’s own administration has said Biden is an utter failure on reading foreign policy.
It was a stark description that even the left-leaning PolitiFact said was “mostly true.”
Gates’ isn’t a lone voice, naturally. Among many others Charles Krautammer also slammed this useless VP as a foreign policy dunce.
In 2012, Krauthammer said this:
The Vice President has been over the last 30 years holds the American record for wrong on the most issues in foreign affairs ever. And the list starts with the nuclear freeze in the early ’80s against Thatcher and Reagan and Cole which is one of the follies of the era. He supported it. He was against aid to the Nicaraguan Contras which in the end brought democracy and ended the Sandinista rule at the time. He was against Reagan’s expansion of the defense budget which bankrupted the Soviet Union and led to the end of the Soviet Empire. He was against Reagan on Strategic Defenses, which is the big advantage that we have now in the missile age.
And look at where he was on Iraq. He opposed the first Iraq War, the Gulf War that liberated Kuwait that everybody agrees was a good thing. He supported the Iraq War which he, not I, which he says was a terrible mistake. And then when the surge happened, he opposed the surge in Iraq which rescued a losing war and ended with our leaving with our heads held high and some promise in the future.
All that being said, the important question on the table is… where is sheriff Joe?
I am not the only one wondering. McClatchy just asked that question, though it didn’t come to the right conclusion, naturally.
For McClatchy, Anita Kumar noted that when Iraq exploded (well, this time, anyway) Biden was on a swing through Central and South America. Obviously no one in the administration was paying any attention to policy in Iraq and the ISIS attacks were a complete surprise to Obama.
But McClatchjy also points out that, “Once the public face of the U.S. involvement in Iraq, Biden is no longer the administration’s most visible person on Iraq policy, prompting some confusion about who is leading the U.S. efforts there.”
Kumar got all that right, of course. But what she missed is the truth that Biden has never had any part in Obama’s foreign policy at all. The mess the world is in, Russian aggression, Chinese arrogance and expansion, the growth of terror, the fall of Iraq and Afghanistan, all of this is Obama’s fault.
Sheriff Joe had no part in any of it. He never has. Just as he was thought of as the joke of the Senate and ignored on that basis, he is now a chair-warmer as VP and has no part at all in Obama’s foreign policy. Zero, zip, nada.
Now, this isn’t to say that Joe would have done it better. As we know, Biden’s ideas on foreign policy are at least as disastrous as Obama’s. But the whole point, here, is that sheriff Joe is yet another Obama smoke screen, another Obama lie. Obama claimed he chose Joe because Biden was an “expert” in foreign policy. But that was just another public lie. Obama never intended to rely on Biden for anything and never has.Biden was destined to be an invisible man to this administration.
This mess is all Obama’s fault. Joe is as useless as teats on a bull, granted, but he isn’t to blame for creating a more dangerous world for our country. Biden would have done no better, mind you, but he is free of any blame this time.