In an interview with the Journal Saturday, Mr. Biden pointed out that the U.S. and Russia aren’t strategic equals. “I think we vastly underestimate the hand that we hold,” he said, noting that Russia’s economy and population are “withering.” “They’re in a situation where the world is changing before them and they’re clinging to something in the past that is not sustainable.” As for the arsenal Russia inherited from the U.S.S.R., Mr. Biden said, “They can’t sustain it.”
No wonder the Kremlin flipped out, calling the comments “perplexing.” Or that the Administration sent Secretary of State Hillary Clinton out on “Meet the Press” Sunday with reassurances that, “We view Russia as a great power.” Mr. Biden’s common sense observations undermine President Obama’s rationale for a “reset” with Russia built on arms control and a softening of U.S. support for Eurasia’s democracies.
For example, why lock in lower numbers of U.S. nuclear warheads and delivery vehicles such as bombers and missiles in a new arms deal if Russia can’t afford to maintain its stockpile of either? Why indulge Russia’s illusions about its “privileged interest” in Eastern Europe, by signalling a desire to abandon missile defenses in Poland and the Czech Republic, when as the Vice President notes Moscow’s current regime lives “in the past” and dreams of reclaiming the Imperium? And what, precisely, does the U.S. expect to get in return for these concessions to a “withering” partner?
Every once in a while, the foreign policy expert peeks out from behind the inept political hack in Biden and emits a stunning "truthhood."
Perhaps Dick Cheney was reviled by the toadies and suckups in the MSM because his truthhood quotient far exceeded their delusional hallucinatory outlalalandish enthrallment [enslavement?] to outworn libtard bromides. Although these anodyne statist dirigiste versions of socialism never worked in Europe or elsewhere, they are now being legislated stateside by a collection of zany moonbats in Congress.
Led by a swarthy Cagliostro lost without a teleprompter to keep him on message.