Sunday, August 24, 2008

Biden As VP: Getcha Popcorn

by Blue Texan, Firedoglake , August 23, 2008

The thing I like most about Obama picking Biden is he's got sharp elbows and he's not afraid to throw them. Remember last May when Chimpy went to Israel and compared Barack Obama to Neville Chamberlain? Here's what Biden said:
"This is bullshit. This is malarkey. This is outrageous. Outrageous for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, sit in the Knesset ... and make this kind of ridiculous statement,” Biden said angrily in a brief interview just off the Senate floor.
Still pissed off, he added later:
“This is the same president, who talks about appeasement, the same one who asks me to get on a plane and talk to Qaddafi,” Biden said. “The same president who made a deal with Qaddafi. He writes letters, ‘Dear Mr. Chairman’ to Kim Jong Il.
“He oughta get a life here … Under George W. Bush’s watch, Iran, not freedom has been on the march … They’re a lot closer to the bomb… He calls Maliki our guy … Whose policy produced that? Whose watch was that? … Iran’s proxy Hezbollah is on the ascendancy. Don’t take my word for it, look at NIE … Afghanistan, Pakistan, Al Qaeda is stronger now.
“We should take zero backseat to this pres, talking about appeasement. … Under him, Israel is less safe.”
That's pretty damn good stuff. And check out this smackdown of McSame and Lieberman.
The idea that John [McCain] and Joe [Lieberman] are going to eliminate any vestige of Iranian influence in Iraq, bless me father for I have sinned. Are they unaware of a border that has existed there for millennium? Are they unaware of the fact that our guy, Maliki is inviting Ahmadinejad to Baghdad and kissing him on both cheeks, literally not figuratively.
Are they unaware of the fact that this government in Iraq feels compelled to visit Tehran to explain what it is that they are attempting to do with a long-term security agreement?
And check out Biden on Cheney:
"Every single person out there that is of any consequence knows the vice president doesn't know what he's talking about. I can't be more blunt than that," Biden said. "He is yet to be right one single time on Iraq."
Biden's mocking contempt of the Bush administration 's failures will be just what the doctor ordered for this campaign. Not that Obama can't throw a punch -- we've seen especially last week that he can. But Biden seems to really relish verbal combat, especially on foreign policy.

If there was a man who was made to for the attack dog role of veep on the stump, it's Biden. I've no doubt he'll be better in that role than Lieberman (ack) or Edwards.

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