Oh no, its…the other Joe… and the unveiling of the Obama foreign policy.
Self-described foreign policy expert, Joe Biden was unleashed upon an unsuspecting audience of supporters this past Sunday in Seattle where he got off some of the strangest campaign rhetoric we’ve heard in quite a long time.
Story with speech here.
Since its Biden we really have no idea what he’s talking about so we’ll just have to bust out the divining rods and do the best we can.
"We do not have the military capacity, nor have we ever, quite frankly, in the last 20 years, to dictate outcomes," he cautioned. "It's so much more important than that. It's so much more complicated than that. And Barack gets it."
That statement may come as a surprise to members of our armed forces who served in both Gulf Wars as well as Kosovo.
But Joe is really freaked-out by the specter of an Obama Presidency and how our enemies out there might take advantage of that and we, frankly, can’t blame him.
"Mark my words," the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking."
"And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you - not financially to help him - we're gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right."
"This guy has it. But he's gonna need your help. Because I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, 'Oh my God, why are they there in the polls? Why is the polling so down? Why is this thing so tough?' We're gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I'm asking you now, I'm asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point because you're going to have to reinforce us."
"There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, 'Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don't know about that decision'," Biden continued. "Because if you think the decision is sound when they're made, which I believe you will when they're made, they're not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they're popular, they're probably not sound."
"I've forgotten more about foreign policy than most of my colleagues know, so I'm not being falsely humble with you. I think I can be value added, but this guy has it," the Senate Foreign Relations chairman said of Obama."
No, Joe… really. You’ve done quite enough already. Stop, please.
Seriously, what is this guy talking about? He sounds paranoid-delusional. Well, since Joe is in lock-down currently, we’re forced to come to our own conclusions as to what Biden meant.
What he was doing was introducing or unveiling the Obama administration foreign policy of “pre-emptive capitulation”. Read all his quotes and taken in the context of what he said about the military, he’s simply projecting that if, for instance, Iran starts lobbing nukes at Israel, China blockades Taiwan or Russia invades the Ukraine we…. won’t do jack squat. That was all just a friendly little heads-up.
Shoot, we’d love to be proved wrong but we suppose we’ll find out in a few months…. Joe said so.
Blue Crab Boulevard has its take on Joe’s fulminations here and of course a translation of Joe’s rant from Iowahawk, here.