Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Biden After 9/11: Give Iran $200 Million

Joe Biden is probably very informed on a lot of inner workings of various foreign policy matters under consideration by our government.

This does not mean that he has the wisdom or sound judgement to make the right decisions.
How could anyone in their right mind have wanted to pull out of Iraq in 2006??? Signal to the terrorists, way before they're defeated, that the US is pulling out, and they'd wait until we leave and literally take over much of the country of Iraq. Terrible, terrible policy pursued by Biden and most democrats.

Now, NRO has a great piece on some Biden suggestions right after 9/11.

The month after the 9/11 attacks, The New Republic profiled Biden and caught this brainstorm:

At the Tuesday-morning meeting with committee staffers, Biden launches into a stream-of-consciousness monologue about what his committee should be doing, before he finally admits the obvious: "I'm groping here." Then he hits on an idea: America needs to show the Arab world that we're not bent on its destruction. "Seems to me this would be a good time to send, no strings attached, a check for $200 million to Iran," Biden declares. He surveys the table with raised eyebrows, a How do ya like that? look on his face.

The staffers offer various objections, but no one notes the obvious one: Iran is not Arab and is the enemy of most Arab regimes.
Iranians are Persians, not Arabs.

Wanting to send $2oo million to Iran, a known state sponsor of terrorism, right after the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil is astoundingly unwise. This is a very telling response. Biden may appear tough, but he's no different than most liberals on defense: terrorists attacked us, it must be our fault, offer them concessions.

And so much for subtlety and nuance - the chief goals and values of liberal foreign policy. Cutting a check for $200 mill??? A very knee-jerk reaction with no value and no forethought. Iran would be mocking us now for it, and celebrating our weakness.

What a strange twist of fate that would've been if Biden had given Iran $200 million, so that they could turn around and use that to buy nuclear technology from Russia. The fruits of that are too ugly to imagine.

Original article found here at The New Republic.

More Biden our time, at The Pantheon Journal.

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