Sunday, August 19, 2007

Running for Running Things

Sen. Joeseph Biden, Democrat from Delaware, wants to be President. He has wanted to be President before. Like political consultant James Carville, Democrat from the Bayou, says, “Running for President is like having sex. Doing it once is just not enough.”

Sen. Biden may be the most qualified candidate in either party. Nonetheless. What’s that got to do with it? To paraphrase Tina Turner, Godess of Soul, from a place in the South called Nutbush, and who now shops in the South of France for her croissants and fromages.

The biggest problem with Joe Biden is that he sometimes tells the truth. Well, actually, this big problem has to get in line behind his number one problem Hillary Clinton, Democrat, who owns a house in New York, and both of their biggest problem Barak Obama, Democrat from Illinois, who was raised in Hawaii and other parts of the Pacific Ocean. Turn the page.

If Sen. Biden cannot be the next President, maybe he should be the next Secretary of State. Maybe that is even what he wants. He believes Iraq should be divided into separate countries, one for the Shiites, one for the Sunni, and one for the Kurds. He is a pragmatist, perhaps even a realist. If he had been President on 9/12, Joe Biden says he would have convened all the countries threatened by Jihadists, invited them all to Brussels to come up with a unified plan of mutual defense. I lived in Brussels for a while, working for the U.S. Department of State, assigned to NATO Headquarters. Brussels is not as sexy as Paris or Amsterdam, but the restaurants are excellent, and their specialty is moules et frites, with the world's best beer and fresh-made chocolates. Brussels is a great place for diplomacy.

Biden’s son is Attorney General of the state of Delaware and a JAG Captain in the National Guard, scheduled for deployment to Iraq in 2008. “I don’t want him going,” a report on Radio Iowa quoted Sen. Biden. “But I tell you what, I don’t want my grandson or my granddaughters going back in 15 years, and so how we leave makes a big difference.”

Maybe we could just sneak out in the dead of night while nobody is watching. Maybe we should have just left them alone. Before the present President Bush took an interest, Iraq and Iran were doing a very successful job of destroying one another without any help from us.

Copyright 2007 by William C. Cotter

1 comment:

Tina said...

Aw-riiiight ! Welcome to the blogosphere. I'll fwd your link to some of my Democratic friends.


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