Thursday, May 26, 2011

The people of Hiroshima beg to differ

Over his 49 years in public office (yes, that's right, 49 years) Joe Biden has said enough stupid things to fill a book, but yesterday he may have outdone himself. Talking about Obama's decision to approve the raid on Osama Bin Laden, Biden called it:

“The boldest decision … any president has undertaken on a single event in modern history.”

Hmmm. Just off the top of my head - and Jonah Goldberg at National Review has a similar list - I would say....

Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation
Kennedy committing us to go to the moon
Reagan challenging Gorbachev to "tear down this wall"
Nixon opening relations with China
Jefferson's purchase of the Louisiana Territory
Roosevelt's decision to enter World War II
and, oh yeah, Truman deciding to use the atomic bomb

...all were slightly more "bold" than approving a commando raid on the world's most wanted terrorist.

I know there are a few history buffs among my readers. Feel free to add to the list, and feel free to add this comment to the lengthy list of stupidity coming from Biden.

For a great list of Biden gaffes, go here. My personal favorite is when he talks about President Roosevelt going on television to discuss the 1929 stock market crash. (Roosevelt wasn't president in 1929, and television had not yet been invented. Otherwise, great example Joe.)

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