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Monday, February 15, 2010

It should be gaffetastic!

Noted gaffemeister Joe Biden is due to visit Israel within a month. He will become the highest ranking administration official to visit since the Obama administration took office. Biden will attempt to convince the Israeli government to hold off on a pre-emptive strike against Iran. Of course, that's less important to the Obumbler than the 'peace talks' with the 'Palestinians.'

On Sunday, Biden told NBC's Meet the Press that the US has made 'significant progress' in addressing Iran's nuclear program. Yeah. Iran has made significant progress toward nuclear weapons and the US has made significant progress addressing them. Biden also claimed that the US has the support of everyone 'from Russia to Europe' on sanctions, and that he's sure that China will soon be on board. I'd say that he needs a geography lesson because of the 'from Russia to Europe comment, except that Europe isn't exactly on board either.
The European Parliament on Thursday strongly rejected a deal that would have allowed U.S. authorities access to European bank transfers - a vote the United States said disrupted an important source of information for anti-terror investigators.

EU lawmakers in Strasbourg, France, voted 378-196 against the deal with 31 abstentions. The parliament's president, Jerzy Buzek, said the assembly wants more safeguards for civil liberties and believes human rights has been compromised in the name of security.
While those bank transfer rules were designed to monitor money transfers by the likes of al-Qaeda, you can bet they would have monitored transfers to European countries by Iran too. But Europe said no.

What could go wrong?


At 3:21 PM, Blogger Ashan said...

Yeah, Biden, the one and same loony toon who remarked that the US chased Hizballah out of Lebanon in the '80s during his "debate" with Palin in 2008. Of course that dim bulb would never admit that the Hizbonazis slaughtered 241 US servicemen in their Beirut barracks in 1983 and that the perpetrators were never punished.


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