NY Post -- Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday that Republican rival Mitt Romney is "ready to go to war in Syria and Iran" while hurting the middle class.
The warning came during a campaign stop in York, Pa., designed to promote President Barack Obama's economic policies among white, working-class voters. The thrust of Biden's pitch has been that America is digging out from the 2008 economic collapse and that Romney would take the country backward. But Biden, a foreign policy heavyweight, also cautioned voters that Romney would adopt a foreign policy that favors confrontation over cooperation.
"He said it was a mistake to end the war in Iraq and bring all of our warriors home," Biden said of Romney. "He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he's ready to go to war in Syria and Iran. "
Romney has forcefully criticized Obama on foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East...and has pledged to defend US ally Israel.
Blog author's comments - "Biden, a foreign policy heavyweight"...is the reporter who wrote this serious? Joe Biden, Obama was the president at the time of the Middle East’s Arab Spring, who sent our military into Libya without permission from Congress, who backed the overthrow of Egypt's dictator and now Egypt is ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood, and who is telling Assad of Syria to step down.
Biden, speaking about Romney, said "he implies by the speech that he’s ready to go to war in Syria and Iran.” While Obama is in office Iran must sense that the US would not back Israel if they attempted to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program.
Joe Biden is trying to convince us that "America is digging out from the 2008 economic collapse." What has Obama done to help the economy, to create job growth, to help the middle class? The Obama administration is the biggest deterrent to the growth of our economy.
While at a campaign event in Detroit Joe Biden is forced to respond to the question of whether Americans are better off under Obama (September 3, 2012).