Vice President Joseph Biden, at a memorial ritual for George McGovern, co-opted one of McGovern’s famous statements, saying that he was “tired of old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.”
Joe Biden is tired of old men starting wars?
If he were speaking honestly. Biden would have admitted that he isn’t really tired of old men starting wars. He would have admitted that he has become one of the old men who start wars.
Biden voted in favor of the war in Afghanistan.
Biden voted in favor of the war in Iraq.
Biden supported Barack Obama taking America to war in Libya without congressional approval.
Biden supports Barack Obama’s decision to keep the war in Afghanistan going for years and years after George W. Bush left the White House.
Biden has endorsed the Obama Administration’s increases in the military budget, year after year after year.
If Joe Biden was really tired of old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in, he would stand up and finally apologize for the way he, as an old man, sent young men off to die in wars. He would march straight into the Oval Office and demand that Barack Obama bring America’s soldiers home from Afghanistan, and home from all of our military bases overseas, and if Obama didn’t agree to do it, Biden would quit… if he were really tired of war.
If Biden were really tired of old men starting wars, he would use his position of power to say so, not just in a brief statement at a funeral for a dead politician, but on the WHite House lawn, and on the floor of the U.S. Senate, and at every opportunity he had to stand in front of an audience or a TV camera.
Vice President Biden isn’t tired of war. He isn’t doing what someone who is really tired of war would do.
Vice President Biden is only using somebody else’s funeral to adopt a pose to try to increase voter turnout among voters of his political party – and lying as he does it. He ought to be ashamed of himself.