Now I understand why the Obama camp has sought to sequester ole Joe from the media and the public. Even when given soft-ball questions by the likes of Larry King, he can still find a way to same something …well…stupid.
From the Politico,
Politico-Vice President-elect Joe Biden is worried about the “exceedingly high expectations” the world community has for Barack Obama’s presidency.
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t that what we were lead to believe? Wasn’t the bar raised so high that this is the what we should expect?
This is an excerpt from an interview between Spencer Ackerman and unidentified Obama foreign policy advisers on the American Prospect back in March.
AmPros-To answer these questions, I spoke at length with Obama’s foreign-policy brain trust, the advisers who will craft and implement a new global strategy if he wins the nomination and the general election. They envision a doctrine that first ends the politics of fear and then moves beyond a hollow, sloganeering “democracy promotion” agenda in favor of “dignity promotion,” to fix the conditions of misery that breed anti-Americanism and prevent liberty, justice, and prosperity from taking root. An inextricable part of that doctrine is a relentless and thorough destruction of al-Qaeda. Is this hawkish? Is this dovish? It’s both and neither — an overhaul not just of our foreign policy but of how we think about foreign policy. And it might just be the future of American global leadership. read more…
In short, and highly lacking on specifics and Obambiguous, a re-shifting in the philosophy of foreign policy. A dream, minus the reality of intelligence briefs, which will fundamentally change the way America does business abroad. Instead of dropping JDAM’s and Daisy-Cutters, we bomb them with bunny rabbits and balloons.
Biden has gone on further to tout Obama’s promise of returning home America’s premiere Alpha-Dogs, the US military, before the time-line laid out in the SOFA (Status of Forces Agreement) made with Iraq not to long ago. (Kudos to Lameduck President Bush for that one.) Although, this falls short of the Pres-elect’s premature ejaculatory promise of 16 months, as Joey reminds us. But, don’t you fret none, it’s in the same ballpark.
Politico-But Biden also signaled that there might be some flexibility in another key Obama campaign promise that world leaders are watching closely: bringing home troops from Iraq. Biden said troops would be out “within the next two years” — longer than President-elect Barack Obama’s campaign promise of within 16 months but “in the same ballpark,” Biden said.
However, as Liberal-Hawk, Samantha Power said, the ending of the Iraq war mindset is of the utmost importance, at least in March. How inspirational, I wonder if our enemies are as equally inspired by such wise words as to lay down their arms? And please quell all fears, Obama and his team are going back to one of America’s greatest generals, Franklin Roosevelt for their inspiration.
AmPros-“He goes back to Roosevelt,” Power says. “Freedom from fear and freedom from want. What if we actually offered that? What if we delivered that in the developing world? That would be a transformative agenda for us.” The end of the Iraq War mind-set, it turns out, may be the beginning of America’s reacquaintance with its best traditions.
Final thoughts on Obama foreign policy; what a joke.
Note: I would like to take a moment to thank my brothers and sisters, in the military, making the ultimate sacrifice to deploy abroad. You are the reason my family and I can be safe on this Christmas eve. I will never be able to say thank you enough for what you are giving up. May God bless you and make you successful in all endeavors.