Monday, October 20, 2008

Biden Is "Ready To Be President From Day One": Colin Powell, What Are You Thinking?

One of the more curious statements made by retired General Colin Powell during his "Meet the Press" interview yesterday, in which he endorsed the Obama-Biden ticket, was that Senator Joe Biden "is ready to be president on Day One." Well, maybe in comparison to Obama, Biden is, but that's not saying much.

Has Powell forgotten from his days of service in Vietnam how Biden voted to cut off all funding for the troops, effectively leading to the Communist victory?

Has Powell forgotten from his days of service as National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan how Biden opposed all of Reagan's major foreign policy decisions that led to the end of the Cold War?

Has Powell forgotten from his days of service as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H.W. Bush how Biden opposed the liberation of Kuwait from Saddam Hussein?

Perhaps Powell thinks Biden is competent because he, along with most of the Senate and Powell (and unlike Obama), supported President George W. Bush's liberation of Iraq from Saddam. Perhaps Powell thinks that this decision makes up for three decades of poor foreign policy judgment from Biden.

Who knows?

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