Saturday, October 04, 2008

Joe Biden, Young Internationalist Working Man!


When we kicked — along with France, we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon, I said, and Barack said, ‘Move NATO forces in there. Fill the vacuum, because if you don’t know — if you don’t, Hezbollah will control it
Lunch Bucket Joe, the left's Mr. International Statesman has proved himself once again to be a complete bufoon. When, pray tell, did the French, the Americans, or the Lebanese kick Hizballah out of Lebanon? The followers of the Hizballah ARE Lebanese, and they've virtually deposed the government at that. A trained chimpanzee could figure that out.

Not only that, he generically demand that 'others' somehow, in the form of NATO (read: Europeans) somehow do that imaginary and politically implausible thing, without it having had any sort of domestic political difficulty if Americans were deployed as part of a NATO force, or even plausible to a risk-averse European public.

What should be painfully obvious to this wiz-kid, the backbone of the American left's myopic global outlook, is that EUvians would be hesitant even to defend their own territory:
If Russia was to make a similar military move into another Baltic country (Latvia, Lithuania, or Estonia) all of who are NATO members, people are divided as to whether troops from their country should defend these states. Half of Germans (50%) and two in five Spaniards (40%) and Italians (39%) would oppose troops from their country defending the Baltic states while two in five French adults (41%) and just over one-third of Americans (37%) and Britons (35%) would support it.
Deluded even, to the same degree as Biden in his belief that 'others' will do something for them without questioning the risk. The only message this manages to send to anyo ne who has it in for the US or any part of the EU is “invade or attack me, I'll make sure my supporters ignore you”
With this in mind, Europeans believe Barack Obama would be better able to protect Europe’s interests with regard to Russia. Almost two-thirds of French adults (64%), three in five Spaniards (59%) and Germans (57%), just under half of Italians (48%) and 41 percent of Britons all say Obama over John McCain. In the United States, while it is close, it is a different take as 41 percent of Americans say John McCain would be better able to protect Europe with regard to Russia and 37 percent say it is Obama.

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