Monday, August 25, 2008


For those in computers an iD10t error refers to people calling the tech support with silly problems - caused by an ID10T error And the video below shows a drunk VP called Joe Biden by Ed Morrissey Many believe that Barack Obama chose Joe Biden for his running mate to address a profound weakness on foreign policy. Power Line points out an example of the Biden prowess on foreign relations that first appeared in The New Republic’s profile of Biden from October 2001. In a vignette at the end of the article, Biden ponders mightily over how the US should respond to 9/11: At the Tuesday-morning meeting with committee staffers, Biden launches into a stream-of-consciousness monologue about what his committee should be doing, before he finally admits the obvious: “I’m groping here.” Then he hits on an idea: America needs to show the Arab world that we’re not bent on its destruction. “Seems to me this would be a good time to send, no strings attached, a check for $200 million to Iran,” Biden declares. He surveys the table with raised eyebrows, a How do ya like that? look on his face. The staffers sit in silence. Finally somebody ventures a response: “I think they’d send it back.” Then another aide speaks up delicately: “The thing I would worry about is that it would almost look like a publicity stunt.” Still another reminds Biden that an Iranian delegation is in Moscow that very day to discuss a $300 million arms deal with Vladimir Putin that the United States has strongly condemned. But Joe Biden is barely listening anymore. He’s already moved on to something else. First, Iranians aren’t Arabs. They’re Persians, as both Arabs and Iranians would quickly point out to anyone ignorant of the distinction. They have no relation linguistically or culturally, except that both are predominantly Islamic. One would expect a foreign-policy expert to know at least that much. Team Obama ridiculed John McCain when he inadvertently mixed up Sunnis and Shi’ites, but this is much more fundamental. Beyond that, what would a check for $200 million have bought us with the Iranians? We know what it would have bought for the Iranians — more resources for the nuclear-weapons program already in progress in Tehran. Bear in mind that this was shortly after the attacks on New York City and Washington had caused billions of dollars in damage and perhaps trillions in economic impact, not to mention the 3,000 lives that terrorists ended on that day. If Biden wanted to spend $200 million, maybe he would have thought to spend it on Americans, and not the nation that even then was the acknowledged leader in financing terrorism around the world. I’m sorry, but a man who thinks it appropriate to send hundreds of millions of dollars — “no strings attached” — to a terror-sponsoring regime in order to make America a supplicant of radicals is no foreign-policy genius. COMMENTARY Maybe it’s a clever plot to tie McCain’s campaign in knots by having to compile “the complete list” of Biden gaffes. They could be collecting embarrassing Biden material from now till election day and never get done. *** I seriously thought that Biden was on the short list as a joke. The man has been a laughing stock in DC forever. Just goes to show you that the Obama campaign is full of idiots. *** It’s a brilliant play by Obama and company. Biden takes all the hits diverting attention away from Barack Obama’s lack of credibility as a Presidential candidate. Even better, the Clinton supporters are ticked, diverting even more attention for The One! Nicely played. *** By the way, Biden is on the record wanting to cut our military by $350 billion so he can fund healthcare, education and the environment (he specifically opposes “Star Wars”). He also wants compulsory public service for men and women (military, Domestic Peace Corps, or foreign peace corps) so if elected it’s fair to say that neither Barack or Biden will let us live our lives as we have before. I’m not sure what a Domestic Peace Corps is supposed to do exactly, but no doubt they could be deployed to check our thermostats and make sure we’re not eating more than our fair share. *** Maybe this will distract us from all the gooddies out there on Obama. Interesting strategy is to pick a VP who is worse than you, thereby making you look better, or something like that… or not… *** I can’t decide whether I’m amused or appalled. Joseph Biden has been a radical-left, collectivist, big-spending, Constitution-hating would-be autocrat from day one. I still remember distinctly during the Brady Law and assault weapons ban debate in 1993, when Biden obstinatly resisted any attempts at compromise- he was determined to launch both as a first step to the abolition of civilian firearms ownership in this country and wasn’t taking “no” for an answer. His finest (?) moment was pounding on the podium and shouting, “This is religious dogma!” regarding the bill as written. (Very Khrushchev-like- sublimate much, Joe?) How this squares with the Obamessiah’s sudden and new-found respect for the right to keep and bear arms is something I would expect the GOP to address in their ads- and the MSM to pretend they don’t know about. The idea that money will buy us love from our enemies is nothing new with Biden, as he was always a big fan of bestowing large checks on the PLO under Arafat without asking what they intended to do with it. And he was also a strong advocate of Clinton’s “AmeriCorps”, which he apparently saw as a cross between the 3-C camps and the Wobblies- both of which he apparently approved of. I think his presence on the ticket mainly proves that the Lightworker is even more arrogant and naive’ that I previously believed. It’s almost like someone told him that he needed a moderate Southern Democrat to “balance” the ticket, and his reasoning went, “Well, Edwards is out, Kerry is too much Teddy’s man… Hey, Delaware is south of Chicago, isn’t it?” What a combination- a presidential candidate who wants you to believe he isn’t a socialist, and a VP candidate who openly acknowledges that he is one every time he opens his mouth. I guess they are the ones they’ve been waiting for. But i seriously doubt that anyone else is holding their breath in keen anticipation of the moment that these two narcissistic egomaniacs assume control. I certainly am not. *** Courtesy Hot Air

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