Skip to comments.Biden says end to wars gives US new flexibility
Posted on 05/26/2012 10:12:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday that the United States can now focus on new global challenges after a long decade of war in an election-year commencement address to jubilant graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
"Winding down these longs wars has enabled us to replace and rebalance our foreign policy," Biden told the Army cadets and their families at the storied academy's football stadium.
Biden's speech echoed some of the themes of military success struck by President Barack Obama in his commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy last Wednesday. Biden, like Obama, said U.S. combat troops have returned home from Iraq, the conflict in Afghanistan is winding down and American commandos killed al-Qaida terrorist leader Osama bin Laden in May 2011.
"Those warriors sent a message to the world that if you harm America, we will follow you to the end of the earth," Biden said.
The academy speeches by Obama and Biden counter an assertion from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney that the president has led from behind in world affairs. Biden said the United States will continue to take charge internationally and focus on Asia, particularly China, which he called "the most critical relationship to get right."
NATO allies this week affirmed that the war in Afghanistan will halt at the end of 2014. The final U.S. troops left Iraq at the end of last year.
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Obama, Biden, Romney, finally some guys who really understand all this military stuff.
We military oriented conservatives can finally relax.
Okay, explain to me how forcing the cadets to listen to Joe doesn’t constitute hazing.
Show us again where your secret Bat Cave is Uncle Joe!
Sure Joe. The wars the United States chose to disengage from rather than win.
“Those warriors sent a message to the world that if you harm America, we will follow you to the end of the earth, or until it’s politically expedient not to. Then we will announce when we are leaving and cut and run dragging our military kicking and screaming about finishing the job home.” Biden said.
Meanwhile, political expediency actually gets decided from the top, which shows a real contempt for the Constitution among such liberals.
Wow! The world is finally safe for Democracy. God bless those Dems.
He’s smoking crack again.
He says whatever he wants to hear.
Until the next war Joe, until the next war.
History turns on a dime sometimes.
He’s the second in command, just when you thought it couldnt get more frightening
Liberal Code for “now we can gut the military and spend that cash on EBT.”
And those idiots who give orders to those warriors sent a message that, we will let those warriors die before taking a chance of harming anyone else, and eventually we will pull those warriors out without ever letting them do the job they were trained, and are eager to do - kill the enemy and win the conflict.
What is with Biden making all these speeches and statements lately ?
Is this part of the democrat campaign plan or is he doing this on his own ?
Yes... once we have those nasty wars out of the way, America can resume its death march to abject, unconditional surrender on the international stage.
But look at the payoff.. muslim countries love us now!
.. oh, wait..
Biden is such a MONUMENTALLY STUPID jerk and national embarrassment, that people don't understand most of what he says. "...wars end" ?...he must mean WW II or maybe the Civil War?
Well no one in the party comes forward to smack him up the side of the head and to go sit in a corner and shut up.......
if this is part of their plan- say nothing- just turn him loose more often. Hopefully people will wake up out of their Kool-aid induced stupor and see what a dangerous & incompetent duo we have as Prez and Vice Prez.
My now 20 year old nephew will be going to Afghanistan in 3 months. So I’d like to know when the Afghanistan war ended? Did I miss that news story?
Good luck to the young man. Remind him to remember who put him there and vote!!!