Thursday, January 9, 2020

Biden Can't Tell Iran From Iraq


                He’s back! Mr. Malaprop, also known as Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, delivered yet another spate of incorrect assertions recently. Biden Bloopers are becoming as common as…leg hair. The former vice-president serves up more gaffes than Yogi Berra in his prime. Biden delivered a major foreign policy speech in New York on January 7th, in which he rebuked President Trump’s decision to send Iran’s Terrorist-in-Chief, Qassem Soleimani, to an early rendezvous in Paradise with his 72 virgins. The blunder-prone front-runner said, “Iran’s parliament, Iran’s parliament voted to eject all Americans and coalition forces from the country,” only two days, only two days after Irag’s parliament voted to expel U.S. troops. Iraq, Iran, they both start with an ‘I,’ so what’s the diff, anyway?
                Earlier that same day, Biden stated “I said not long ago that as the walls close in on this president, I worried that he was going to get us in a war with Iraq.” That would be Iran, Mr. Biden. Iran. Biden has, on multiple occasions while campaigning recently, also incorrectly identified the American state in which he was speaking. Moreover, he asserted that Robert Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated in the late 1970s, whereas the two icons were actually killed in the 1960s. Biden, who frequently touts his foreign policy experience and acumen, has also claimed he was against the Iraq war from the very beginning, even though he voted for military intervention before it started. Etc., etc.
                In his New York speech, the former Veep blasted President Trump, calling him “dangerously incompetent and incapable of world leadership.” That’s ironic. If Biden were Commander-in-Chief, he might very well conflate North Korea and South Korea, and mistake Alberta for Albania. He would likely speak of Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, “president of the Turks and Caicos,” and of the “horrible fires currently devasting the island nation of Austria, due to man-caused global warming.” Were he president in 1983 instead of Ronald Reagan, he might have invaded Canada, not Grenada.
                Biden, like his Democratic peers, should go lay by his dish and let the Big Dog handle Iran. Or Iraq. Whatever.


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