Last month, Joe Biden was actively employed in offending Americans. This month he shows his foreign policy chops and offends some of our key allies in the Coalition of the Useless who are helping Obama conduct his quasi-war against ISIS.
Vice President Biden apologized on Sunday for the second time in two days, in this instance to the United Arab Emirates, for comments he made suggesting that the United States’ Arab allies armed and funded terrorists in Syria.
Turkey was the first to complain, about a different remark made on the same occasion in which Biden claimed that Turkish President Recep Tayyep Erdogan had told him that Turkey was wrong to let foreign fighters cross the Turkish border into Syria.
Erdogan responded with a furious outburst, calling his relationship with Biden “history,” demanding an apology and denying that he had either made the comment to Biden or that Turkey had allowed foreign fighters to cross its borders.
Keep in mind this was the guy who Obama put on the ticket to make us more comfortable with his handling of foreign policy.
As Michael Kinsely once said “A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.” In the case of the UAE and Turkey, the unfortunate thing is that Biden is correct. The UAE and Turkey have either actively or passively supported both al-Qaeda and ISIS in service of their regional ambitions.