Wonder what you would find if you frisked Joe Biden’s ‘expert’ foreign policy skills?
Answer: Iran ain’t no thang!
Joe Biden is back at it again! Saying really dumb things, of course. CNN reports:
Vice President Joe Biden earlier refused to confirm to CNN that the George W. Bush-era plan was being shelved.
But he did explain the logic of doing so, saying Iran — a key concern for the United States — was not a threat.
“I think we are fully capable and secure dealing with any present or future potential Iranian threat,” he told CNN’s Chris Lawrence in Baghdad, where he is on a brief trip.
“The whole purpose of this exercise we are undertaking is to diminish the prospect of the Iranians destabilizing that region in the world. I am less concerned — much less concerned — about the Iranian potential. They have no potential at this moment, they have no capacity to launch a missile at the United States of America,” he said.
Great… All this in an attempt to make nice with Russia. Think that will happen? (Cough*Doubt it*Cough) At least Biden assures us that Iran can’t strike America… yet. Good to know, but how about our allies? Here’s what Poland thinks about the U.S. not providing them with missile shields:
Former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Lech Wałesa, has spoken out about media reports that the US has scrapped plans to install a missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic.
“Americans have always cared only about their interests, and all other [countries] have been used for their purposes. This is another example,” Mr Wałęsa told TVN24. “[Poles] need to review our view of America, we must first of all take care of our business,” he added.
“I could tell from what I saw, what kind of policies President Obama cultivates,” the former president added. “I simply don’t like this policy, not because this shield was required [in Poland], but [because of] the way we were treated,” he concluded.
Yay! Good to know that Poland (our ally) feels they were thrown under the bus – which they were. But what was this administration thinking?
The Obama administration said its decision had nothing to do with Russia and everything to do with Iran. The president and Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the move was made in large part because the latest intelligence out of Iran shows a greater threat coming from short- and medium-range missiles, and the old plans were developed with long-range, intercontinental ballistic missiles in mind.
Well that makes sense… right? But what about this:
But officials in the U.S. and other countries have been warning that Iran is making headway in developing long-range missiles and a nuclear weapon, leading Obama’s critics to accuse him of simply caving to Russia, which had been irritated by Bush’s proposal to build the defense shield in Poland and the Czech Republic.
All I got to say to that is: Yikes! I’ll let Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and others beak it down:
“It will empower the Russians and it will scare the crap out of the Poles, Czechs, Ukranians and Georgians. It is a huge mistake,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on FOX News Radio.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., warned that the decision to scale back in Eastern Europe comes at a time when those nations are “increasingly wary of renewed Russian adventurism.”
“Given the strong and enduring relationships we have forged with the region’s nations since the end of the Cold War, we should not, I believe, take steps backward in strengthening these ties,” McCain said
Obama’s ‘Thrown Under the Bus’ Ally Checklist: Honduras, Colombia, Poland, Czech Republic. Look out Israel, South Korea, and Taiwan… Your probably next.
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