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Will Missile Defense make the U.S. “more, or less, secure?” – Joe Biden, 2001

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Here’s a prepared statement plug-head read when he chaired Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing way back in 2001:

In his statement, Biden criticized the Bush administration proposal for a missile defense system, questioning whether the costs of missile defense outweighed its benefits.

“I worry that funds devoted to missile defense, or the recent tax cut, are hurting our ability to meet these more current and realistic threats,” Biden said.

“And I worry that a narrow-minded pursuit of missile defense, without having any notion of what missile defense to develop, could derail both our programs in Russia, as well as our negotiations with North Korea,” he added.

Biden went on to ask whether the Bush plan for a missile defense system would make the United States “more, or less, secure.”

The Mayor can’t believe he’s going to say this, but, please Obama, don’t die in office.

Help Wanted

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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The Mayor gets a nasty feeling that if you decide to take on this mission, you might not be coming back. On the bright side, if my instincts are correct, at least your corpse will go to the greater good by feeding buddys family for a week.

Joe Biden & His Many Positions On The Iraq War

Monday, July 6th, 2009

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Although some have accused Joe Biden of being little more than a liar and a drunk, and often not in that order, I see Joe Biden as a complex man. This can be seen in his many positions regarding the Iraq war. It was just a little over a year ago that Joe Biden declared the Iraq war a failure:

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Democrat on Saturday declared last year’s troop buildup in Iraq a failure.

Sen. Joe Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the military push didn’t succeed because U.S. troops remain committed there in large numbers and political reconciliation has not been achieved.

“The purpose of the surge was to bring violence in Iraq down so that its leaders could come together politically,” said Biden, D-Del., in this week’s Democratic radio address. “Violence has come down, but the Iraqis have not come together.”

He later added, “There is little evidence the Iraqis will settle their differences peacefully any time soon.”

Note that The Mayor copied and pasted this from our good friends at The Democratic Underground. So it must be true.

But what a difference a year makes. Or maybe it has more to do with the new administration, because Sheriff Joe is now on the verge of declaring the Iraq war a victory!

STEPHANOPOULOS: Major milestone this week here in Iraq with the American troops pulling out of the cities. And I wonder if you can put the broader American mission in context. Are we in the process of securing victory or cutting our losses to come home?

BIDEN: Securing victory.

I know most of you are saying this is great news, America is on the verge of winning the Iraq war, but before you get too excited, Sheriff Joe, Diplomat Joe, VP Joe Biden cautions:

Vice President Biden warned Iraqi officials Friday that the American commitment to Iraq could end if the country again descended into ethnic and sectarian violence.

If “Iraq were to revert to sectarian violence or engage in ethnic violence, then that’s not something that would make it likely that we would remain engaged because, one, the American people would have no interest in doing that, and, as he put it, neither would he nor the president,” the official said.

If anyone else in the universe made a statement like that, I would think it would embolden the enemy to fight harder. I would have thought the enemy in Iraq would hear that statement and think, “If there’s ethnic violence the Americans will leave? Hmmmm, maybe we should engage in ethnic violence”. But it was Sheriff Joe Biden that uttered those strong words, so I’m sure America’s enemies are quaking in their sandals and wouldn’t dare push the envelope.

Anyone among us can pick a side and stick to it, but it takes a real progressive and nuanced thinker to declare the Iraq war a failure, then turn around and declare it a victory a year later, only to turn around again and declare  America will cut and run if the enemy engages in violence. Whoa, stop turning around so much Sheriff Joe, you’re making me dizzy.

I can now see why Obama put this man in charge of Iraq policy, cuz Sheriff Joe Biden is on fire!

Joe Biden Dun love His Ice Creams

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

How dare Joe Biden eat two of dem ice creams when weze don’t got no ice creams. Look at dat white asshole eating all dem ice creams when weze sitting here eating our fingernails. Dat big pink tongue of Joe’s is gonna devour dat ice cream and den he gonna eat that ole melty ice cream and we be left with no ice creams. Dis aint no hope and change, it be just some fat ole lying douchebag eating ice creams.

Where be my welfare cheque? I wants me some ice creams.

Joe Biden–Mr 30%

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Speaking to congressional democrats at their $700,000.00 policy retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia, VP Joe Biden had these encouraging words:

“If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30 percent chance we’ll get it wrong,”

When The Mayor does everything right, with absolute certainty, it’s never  wrong. Unlike Joe Biden who can do something so right that he makes it wrong. I suppose it’s like the saying, “If it feels so right, how can it be so wrong?”

And 30%? Joe Biden thinks that if the democrats do everything right, cross all their t’s and dots all their I’s, that even after meticulously going over every item line by line, they will still mess up 30% of everything they do? Good job instilling confidence in the American electorate, Joe.

I’m hear to tell you that a 30% failure rate is nothing to congratulate yourself about. I can hardly think of many things in life where a 30% failure rate is actually good. Maybe 30% would be good if I was playing the slots or betting on the ponies, but in real life situations a 30% failure rate is horrifying.

Imagine if commercial jets had a 30% failure rate when taking off or landing. Imagine if condoms had a 30% failure rate. Or what if your brakes didn’t work on your car 30% of the time? How about if your doctor was only successful with 30% of his operations? Would that be considered good?

Keeping that in mind, these are the same people who are about to blow 1 trillion on a porkulus project. Basically, at 30%, you can kiss the first 300 billion goodbye. These 30% ‘ers are going to be in charge of American lives in Iraq and Afghanistan for the next 4-8 years. These 30% ‘ers are the folks that will be shaping American society for the next 2500 days.

100% of me is scared right now, 30% is plain ole terrified.