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Biden Acknowledges Obama 'Leading from Behind'
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Posted on 10/13/2012 4:53:58 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Biden Acknowledges Obama 'Leading from Behind' Daniel Halper October 13, 2012 6:31 PM

At a campaign fundraiser in Connecticut today, Vice President Joe Biden talked up the Obama administration's foreign policy of "leading from behind."

Biden " suggested that Ryan and Romney's comments that the U.S. was 'leading from behind' present considerable risks for the nation's interests," according to the pool reporter's write-up of Biden's comments.

Biden then said in reference to his debate with Paul Ryan last week, according to the pool report, "When you ask as I did on Thursday night...'how do you disagree with us in terms of leading from behind, what would you do differently?'''

"The Republicans provided 'not a single solitary specific,' Biden said. 'I know a lot about foreign policy and I know one thing: loose talk is dangerous. The last thing we need is another land war tying us down,'" according to the pool report.

Members of the Obama administration have long tried to distance themselves from when one anonymous adviser told the New Yorker magazine that Obama's foreign policy was one that favored "leading from behind."

As Obama foreign policy spokesman Tommy Vietor said last year, "No one in this White House ever said leading from behind. It wasn't even sourced to an administration official, but rather the more nebulous 'adviser.' There are hundreds of people who could credibly be called an 'adviser' to the president, and there are hundreds more who go to D.C. cocktail parties and claim to be one. ... I hope we can stop talking about a thinly sourced background quote and focus on the president's actual record of decisive leadership on foreign policy."

But now, with less than a month until Election Day, Biden is doubling down on Obama's "leading from behind" foreign policy.


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Get it straight Joe............
1 posted on 10/13/2012 4:54:01 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
"I mean what I say, and I say what I mean"...

- Joe Biden, VP Debate

2 posted on 10/13/2012 5:01:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Can’t. He’s just too crooked!


3 posted on 10/13/2012 5:03:54 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Hah hah hah hah hah hah”, “yes, he is leading from behind”, hah hah hah hah hah hah...”

Biden has fallen and he can’t get up.


4 posted on 10/13/2012 5:05:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Joe needs to get his meds straight.


5 posted on 10/13/2012 5:09:00 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The word they are looking for is “Herding” (leading from behind). They see the American people as sheep.


6 posted on 10/13/2012 5:09:29 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Sub-Driver
Leading from Behind

formerly known as "losing"


7 posted on 10/13/2012 5:18:55 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: The_Media_never_lie

After Thursday evening, I think he’s highly over-medicated. ;^)


8 posted on 10/13/2012 5:19:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Like the old movie, “Advance to the Rear?” Got it. It will all play out like an idiotic movie script.


9 posted on 10/13/2012 5:19:23 PM PDT by Monkey Face (If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you be?)
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To: Sub-Driver

And then there is the “leading from behind” of Lao tzu’s Tao Te Ching.


10 posted on 10/13/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT by Poincare (Reality is not a fool.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Just like his doper Prez, right? They both need some serious rehab.


11 posted on 10/13/2012 5:20:26 PM PDT by Monkey Face (If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you be?)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s advancing backwards!


12 posted on 10/13/2012 5:21:39 PM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Monkey Face

Well, they’re going to have lots of free time rather soon.


13 posted on 10/13/2012 5:27:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: DoughtyOne

We can only hope. His free dope days are over. Then maybe he can be impeached, deported and we can hang/burn him in effigy.


14 posted on 10/13/2012 5:30:24 PM PDT by Monkey Face (If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you be?)
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To: Monkey Face

He’s going to leave in disgrace. I don’t think he’ll need our help hitting the bottom. ;^)


15 posted on 10/13/2012 5:32:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“”The Republicans provided ‘not a single solitary specific,’ Biden said. ‘I know a lot about foreign policy and I know one thing: loose talk is dangerous. The last thing we need is another land war tying us down,’” according to the pool report.”


Obama and the pursuit of endless war
Starting new fights and prolonging the old ones

When historians sit down decades from now to address the events of the early 21st century, they will have no trouble explaining why Americans elected Barack Obama president. They elected him out of a firm conviction that the United States was not involved in enough wars.

Problem solved. Today, American forces are fighting in four countries.

No. 4 is Yemen, where we learn the administration is carrying out an intense covert campaign against anti-government militants, using fighter aircraft and drone missiles. It is being handled by the Pentagon in conjunction with the CIA, and according to The New York Times, “teams of American military and intelligence operatives have a command post in Sana, the Yemeni capital.”

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-06-12/news/ct-oped-0612-chapman-20110610_1_generals-war-american

Obama Leaks Risk National Security For Political Gain

Security: From leaks about Osama bin Laden to those detailing cyberattacks on Iran, a disturbing pattern of publicly disclosing classified material to give Barack Obama a political boost is emerging. Under this president, our enemies don’t need spies.

The fact that the Allies in World War II had the ability to intercept and decode German and Japanese military transmissions, leading to critical military victories at Midway and elsewhere, remained a secret until long after World War II was over, and it didn’t matter who knew it. “Loose lips sink ships” was then more than a clever wartime slogan.

The pattern of national security leaks under this administration and its political exploitation of what should be secret has even liberal media flagship CNN wondering if “President Barack Obama’s administration can keep a secret — or in some cases even wants to.”

With a collapsing economy, rampant joblessness and mushrooming debt, foreign policy seemingly is the only place Obama can boast of any accomplishments.

Yes, Osama bin Laden was killed on his watch. Yet even there, critics say with much merit that the world’s most wanted man was killed while Obama was president, not because he was president.

Read More At IBD: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/060412-613662-obama-leaks-war-on-terror-secrets.htm#ixzz29EJ24Hgc

Read More At IBD: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/060412-613662-obama-leaks-war-on-terror-secrets.htm#ixzz29EIsNHVk


16 posted on 10/13/2012 5:47:17 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sub-Driver

Decide for yourself whether Biden was out of line – here are the 85 interruptions of Joe Biden:
https://vimeo.com/51308728


17 posted on 10/13/2012 6:01:45 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: DoughtyOne

He’s already hit bottom. He just needs to move over to make room for the rest of his minions, including Harry Reid. When they are both gone, the rest of the Dems will shrivel in the sun.


18 posted on 10/13/2012 6:05:23 PM PDT by Monkey Face (If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you be?)
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To: Sub-Driver

wait, so a statement by a REP saying Zero is leading from behind is now a national security issue that will lead to another ground war? what in the hell are they smokin in the White House?


19 posted on 10/13/2012 7:33:51 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: DoughtyOne
Ahyez...But we really should help him find his way THERE, since he has no clue that he is so detested....
20 posted on 10/13/2012 7:46:06 PM PDT by Monkey Face (If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you be?)
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To: blueplum

Coke-aine...
The Secret Service isn’t there to keep him from breaking the laws...it’s there to keep him from being killed. The Prez can get all the blow he wants. Which explains the Teleprompters, Loocy!


21 posted on 10/13/2012 7:49:49 PM PDT by Monkey Face (If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you be?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Leading from the behind. It's the poofter way!

(San Francisco nightclub.)

22 posted on 10/13/2012 7:52:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Problem solved. Today, American forces are fighting in four countries. No. 4 is Yemen

Soon to be 5. Jordan. We just landed.

23 posted on 10/13/2012 8:06:05 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Yes, Osama bin Laden was killed on his watch...

...and we KNOW this, how?

24 posted on 10/13/2012 8:12:19 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto

I do wonder...


25 posted on 10/13/2012 8:15:09 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: blueplum

Now Biden is saying it. Don’t you think that’s something to worry about or are you cool with “leading from behind”?


26 posted on 10/13/2012 8:25:24 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: Fitzy_888; All
Decide for yourself whether Biden was out of line – here are the 85 interruptions of Joe Biden:

That was a 'town hall' with a liberal so-called moderator. The next debate is a 'town hall' with a liberal so-called moderator.

I will ask all once again, because I truly don't know, why in the hell do we agree to these formats and rules?

27 posted on 10/13/2012 8:26:48 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blueplum

I think I misunderstood your original point and thought you stood up for the White House rep.
My bad.


28 posted on 10/13/2012 8:27:40 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: Fitzy_888
Decide for yourself whether Biden was out of line – here are the 85 interruptions of Joe Biden:

I have been in a similar situation, under oath, with a Federal mediator and attorneys on both sides sitting in the front seats. I didn't last even 5 minutes, much less 90 before I stopped and told the mediator that if I was not going to be allowed to answer, interrupted, then I would not speak again.

My testimony in the case was important. The mediator put an end to that crap on the spot. Mr. Ryan should have and could have had that stopped.

29 posted on 10/13/2012 8:38:43 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto
"Soon to be 5. Jordan. We just landed."

Wha? Are we there to help or attack Jordan?

Is Jordan somewhat Westernized? Is the king making a mutual deal with US.

As in, you fight back the animals from running me away and you can use Jordanian airspace, etc. The king has seen the fates of leaders in Iraq, Egypt, etc. The king has got to be pretty scared right now.

30 posted on 10/13/2012 8:47:58 PM PDT by hummingbird (Lather, Rinse........BUT DO NOT REPEAT - REPEAT IS A SCAM.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Biden said. ‘I know a lot about foreign policy and I know one thing: loose talk is dangerous. The last thing we need is another land war tying us down,’”

Jeez, you would think the Vice President of the United
States would at least know that we have been at war
since 1979, just ask the Iranians they don’t have
any delusions about it. Why does Joe?


31 posted on 10/13/2012 8:55:23 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: JerseyDvl

partly my fault at being lazy typing ‘rep’ for republican...no worries my FRiend! :)


32 posted on 10/13/2012 9:14:09 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Sub-Driver

For Joe that obviously means “butt pull”


33 posted on 10/13/2012 10:09:53 PM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44)
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To: hummingbird
Are we there to help or attack Jordan?

What difference does that make with regard to my comment?

34 posted on 10/14/2012 12:18:03 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto

That was a ‘town hall’ with a liberal so-called moderator. The next debate is a ‘town hall’ with a liberal so-called moderator.


Considering he faced two opponents, Ryan performed remarkably.


35 posted on 10/14/2012 7:22:56 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: Monkey Face

“the rest of the Dems will shrivel in the sun”.
Boy, lemme tell ya, I like that image.


36 posted on 10/14/2012 8:52:01 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: supremedoctrine

Me too!


37 posted on 10/14/2012 10:53:14 AM PDT by Monkey Face (If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you be?)
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To: Monkey Face

Would like to think so...


38 posted on 10/14/2012 10:55:00 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: Monkey Face

True...


39 posted on 10/14/2012 10:56:12 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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