Biden’s Hawk Wings Continue to Grow
If you are trying to see where the Obama Administration is heading in their foreign policy (especially
When Biden was appointed to be vice president under Obama, he was hailed as a person with extensive knowledge on foreign policy. A Huffington Post article quoted TransAtlantic Magazine when they stated that "Senator John McCain for the Republicans and Senator Joe Biden for the Democrats seem to be the most knowledgeable, articulate and concerned potential candidates who are speaking out on foreign policy issues almost on a daily basis at this time." (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-guttman/bidens-foreign-policy-cr_b_38144.html)
Biden was also lauded by the New York Times for saying how he wants to "restore the balance" of the vice presidency, explaining how Dick Cheney loved power. Yet, don’t be alarmed, he assures us he "hardly wants to return to the days when the vice president was neither seen nor heard." Biden also assures us that Cheney’s power-taking was only a problem because it "did not result in effective outcomes." (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/us/politics/15biden.html?_r=1) Don’t worry about how the steps that were taken were unconstitutional, and the outcomes were illegal and resulted in mass atrocities.
So, if Biden is intelligent and not following in the footsteps of Dick Cheney, we could presume that he would make more intelligent and different decisions that had "effective" outcomes, which would separate him from Cheney.
Yet, when we look at statements and actions – we are shocked (not really) to see that it doesn’t match up. His stance and guidance of the Administration on
Three days into the presidency of Barack Obama, the administration bombed a village in rural
Then we are assured of Biden’s hawkish stance when today, March 10, 2009, Biden "warns of ‘deteriorating’ Afghan situation" according to the headline from the Associated Press. According to Biden "The deteriorating situation in the region poses a security threat from our respect not just to the
Biden didn’t really have to say all that, though. It would have sufficed for him to say "pretend I’m Dick Cheney, and then replace
There are two conclusions we can draw from this. One is that Biden is neither intelligent nor different than Cheney with his "ineffective outcomes." His lack of intelligence could be questioned because if the goal is to not make the region a "haven for terrorists" one would have to wonder where he has been for the last eight years with plenty of evidence showing how the
The other conclusion is that Biden is intelligent, but not different than Cheney with his "ineffective outcomes." This doesn’t really work if we rely on stated goals and objectives that are even misrepresented in the corporate media. But, if we analyze U.S. actions instead of words, we could find different goals and objectives. In this case, Biden would be intelligent because he can aptly run the U.S. Empire and extend its aims. Plus, he wouldn’t differ greatly with Cheney’s "ineffective outcomes." (I personally think this conclusion is most fitting, even though it is insane that you could have a system where Cheney could be perceived as intelligent).
I threw out two other conclusions. They would have been that Biden is intelligent and not Cheney or Biden is not intelligent and not Cheney, but there isn’t enough evidence to back up the assumption that Biden is not Cheney-like, as shown earlier in the article (sorry media).
I personally think Biden is bombing the wrong thing. I think he might as well just bomb the whole sentiment among the