All the presidential and vice presidential candidates received their “transitional briefings” on national security issues last week. The purpose of these is to make sure that whoever wins will be up to speed and ready to step in and handle these issues if and when they are sworn in.
Once again, as he has multiple times before, Joe Biden immediately goes out and demonstrates why he should never be trusted with classified information. He goes out last weekend and blabs about his “guarantee” that the US will be attacked in the next 6 months and people need to “gird their loins” in preparation.
Where to begin? In the first place, why in the world is he out there publicly hinting about classified material? The quick answer to this is that he has always been in love with the sound of his own voice. He is the living embodiment of the adage that you should make sure your brain is engaged before putting your mouth in gear. He has a looooong history of grand and foolish public pronouncements all designed to make himself look important. “Look at me, look at me… I now have access to classified information. I must really be important now!”
Secondly, how stupid to be implying that their response to whatever crisis comes will look like they don’t know what they’re doing! What a wide open invitation to terrorists around the world… come take a whack at us because we really don’t know how to respond! John Kennedy’s weakness at his initial meeting with Kruschev convinced the Soviets that Kennedy could be rolled and led almost directly to the Cuban missile crisis. Yes, Kennedy eventually stepped up and forced them to back down, but it took nearly starting WWIII to do it. Do we really want to try that again with a thug like Putin or a nut job like Ahmadinejad?
Thirdly, what to make of this cryptic comment that it may look like we don’t know what we’re doing but we know what’s right? It seems to me that this is just more of the elitism that has been the hallmark of the Obama/Biden campaign. We know better… you don’t know anything… so just shut up and take orders! Biden once again proclaimed his own “brilliance” by stating that he’s “forgotten more about foreign affairs that most of his compatriots know”! Yeah, no arrogance there!?!
What is absolutely astounding to me is that some people still question Sarah Palin’s fitness to be president. Those same people are strangely silent about the fact that this moron, Joe Biden, will be “only a heartbeat away” from the presidency!
Once again… no double standard??? Give me a break!