Foreign Policy (Biden, Trump and More)

: January 22, 2020

Some misguided people are arguing that if Biden beats Bernie, then Trump is the better choice on foreign policy.

Biden was mislead by false information on Iraq. He didn’t lie, he didn’t know. Since then, he has taken reasonable stances on foreign policy issues.

Trump on the other hand is a fire starter who tries to fire up his base instead of making the right decisions.
Biden opposed the Libya no fly zone.
Biden opposed the “red line” in Syria.
Biden supported the nuclear deal negotiated by John Kerry to have regular inspections over Iran. Clinton was against it until it became politically impossible for her to oppose it.
Biden openly says that the evidence that the killing of general Soleimani was self-defense is lacking.
Biden at times speaks up for Palestinians.

Trump killed an Iranian general just so he could tweet “we killed the son of a bitch” like he wants NFL leaders to say “get that son of a bitch out of here he’s fired” when they fire players who kneel.
Trump pardoned people convicted of war crimes.
Trump repeatedly says that he’s “taking the oil” and if not that he’s staying for Israel.
Trump’s 3 year pedal to the metal then sudden shift of troops from Syria to west Iraq (Pennsylvania to New Jersey) was a mockery of a common sense pull out.
Trump pulled out of the Iranian deal that Kerry made for no good reason. He repeatedly says Iran was given huge amounts of free money. They were only having their frozen assets returned.
Trump’s position on Israel is asinine.
Trump lies when he says he opposed the Iraq war, opposed the Libya no fly zone.
Trump threatens to veto the bill that Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Susan Collins support, which require him to debate a war with Iran with congress. He has vetoed another similar resolution on Yemen.
Trump said during his campaign that he has to “surprise” and be unpredictable.
In the Obama administration, it was Biden vs Clinton. Afterwards John Kerry and Biden saw eye to eye. Obama used Biden to get elected (Biden does well in rural areas for a Democrat) and then had a tense relationship with him.

Biden and Sanders have a relatively friendly relationship for being rivals.
Clinton on the other hand has a lousy relationship with Sanders.

Joe Lieberman was a loser and exactly what was wrong with establishment democrats. Anything to get a minority on the ticket, even if he has foreign policy views that belong in the other party.
Hillary Clinton (female) is another “should be Republican” on foreign policy.

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