Biden's Fantasy WorldThe WSJ also mentions his other fantasies (or lies in common parlance):
Sarah Palin may not know as much about the world, but at least most of what she knows is true.
In the popular media wisdom, Sarah Palin is the neophyte who knows nothing about foreign policy while Joe Biden is the savvy diplomatic pro. Then what are we to make of Mr. Biden's fantastic debate voyage last week when he made factual claims that would have got Mrs. Palin mocked from New York to Los Angeles?
Start with Lebanon, where Mr. Biden asserted that "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.' Now what's happened? Hezbollah is a legitimate part of the government in the country immediately to the north of Israel."
The U.S. never kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon, and no one else has either. Perhaps Mr. Biden meant to say Syria, except that the U.S. also didn't do that. The Lebanese ousted Syria's military in 2005. As for NATO, Messrs. Biden and Obama may have proposed sending alliance troops in, but if they did that was also a fantasy.
- His insistence that McKiernan said a counterinsurgency strategy wouldn't work in Afghanistan, even though he did.
- That Obama/Biden wouldn't meet with Achmidenijad, even though the Obamessiah has been stating for the past year that he would.
- That McCain didn't support the intervention in Bosnia, when in fact he (and presidential candidate Bod Dole) both supported President Clinton on that issue
- That Katie's is still open for business and waiting for you & Joe "Six-Pack" Biden to stop by to hang out with the normal folks in Wilmington, Delaware.
ARC: St Wendeler