Scrutiny into Biden’s Record Should Include Obama Era Foreign Policies


Counter Punch has the story Scrutiny into Biden’s Record Should Include Obama Era Foreign Policies.

Greater scrutiny, however, should be placed on Biden’s role in supporting dubious foreign policies during his tenure as Vice-President under Barack Obama.

In Iraq, for example, where he took the lead on foreign policy initiatives, Biden curried favor with the corrupt Nouri al-Maliki whom locals considered to be a “Shia Saddam.” After Arab-Spring style protests erupted, Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry quietly worked to help install Haidar al-Abadi who was committed to privatizing Iraq’s economy in line with the original goals of the 2003 U.S. military invasion.

I haven’t paid a lot of attention to Biden’s foreign policy roll during the Obama administration. It is good to have a reminder of yet another reason why I would never vote for Joe Biden.

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