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June 2, 2010

Slow Joe Gets It Right

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at June 2, 2010 7:42 PM

Joe Biden has been really making the boss look bad this week. First, he gives a very respectful, even presidential speech at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. (Although it's a little disingenuous to be talking about keeping the troops well-equipped while his administration cancels and guts critical weapons programs.)

Now, he seems to be the Administration's Voice of Sanity on the Gaza Peace Flotilla.

"I think Israel has an absolute right to deal with its security interest. I put all this back on two things: one, Hamas, and, two, Israel's need to be more generous relative to the Palestinian people who are in trouble in Gaza," Biden said, according to a transcript of the interview, in which he went on to discuss Hamas's control of Gaza:
"[The Israelis have] said, 'Here you go. You're in the Mediterranean. This ship -- if you divert slightly north you can unload it and we'll get the stuff into Gaza.' So what's the big deal here? What's the big deal of insisting it go straight to Gaza? Well, it's legitimate for Israel to say, 'I don't know what's on that ship. These guys are dropping eight -- 3,000 rockets on my people,'" Biden said.

When the only person in the administration who's making sense is Joe Biden... I think you're in trouble.