Sorry, I am not a fan of Vice President Joe Biden. I don’t like his choice of words and apparent simple mindedness. I know that he is more intelligent, but he thinks that he has to dumb down, which makes the entire audience feel stupid.
There should be no public displays and announcements about “bluffing.” The fact that Biden is blabbing is weakness. The fact that President Obama is evading his commander in chief responsibility by having Biden do his bidding is weak. The fact that Biden is talking over newly appointed Secretary Kerry is exceptionally erroneous.
The use of the word “big nation,” is stupid. Biden intended to convey that powerful nations don’t bluff but in fact small minded ones do and here is the proof.
Biden single handily put the USA on a level playing field with Iran and Syria for heaven’s sake.
He believes that he is auditioning for President while Hillary Clinton is piecing together her broken head.
Oh well, one day Mark Warner may emerge after all of the Humpty have fallen off the wall.
"Biden: Obama ‘Not Bluffing’ on Iran
Monday, 04 Mar 2013 12:38 PM
By David Yonkman, Washington Correspondent
Vice President Joe Biden said Monday the United States is committed to preventing — not containing — Iran from launching a nuclear weapon.
“Big nations cannot bluff, and presidents of the United States cannot and do not bluff, and President [Barack] Obama is not bluffing,” he said. “All options, including military force, are on the table.”
Speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference, Biden said there is still time for diplomacy to work with Iran but the window is closing.
He said when the history is written on Iran, it will show that “we did everything in our power, we did everything that can reasonably be expected, to avoid confrontation. We are shaping the choice that the Iranian leadership has to make.”
Biden also discussed the situation in Syria, in which the United States and Israel have a shared interest in the outcome.
“Our position on that tragedy cannot be clearer,” he said. “[Bashar al-Assad] must go.”
The challenge, he said, is to carefully vet the opposition to prevent one despotic regime from replacing another. The other challenge confronting the U.S.-Israeli alliance is drawing a clear red line in preventing Syrian chemical weapons from getting into the hands of jihadists, such as Hezbollah and al-Qaida.”