OOPS: Biden’s Previous Praise For Putin Raises Questions

After 50+ years in politics, Joe Biden has been on every side of about every issue.

His constant flip-flopping essentially proves that Joe Biden (and most every Democrat) is nothing but a brilliant snake oil salesman.

Most recently, however, Joe Biden has taken a firm anti-Putin stance now that it’s become fashionable amongst the liberal elite, especially since Donald Trump was framed as the pro-Russia president.

[source: Breitbart]

A video unearthed from 2001 by the Republican National Committee’s research team revealed then-Senator Biden praising Russian President Vladimir Putin for embracing the West, heralding his actions as comparable to Peter the Great.

“I’m close to amazed by how far Putin seems to have come in making – throwing – his lot in with the West,” Biden said as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“And made a very – I don’t think anybody since Peter the Great has made such a significant – at least an initial move to the West,” Biden claimed:

Peter the Great was the first Emperor of Russia. Through multiple wars, he expanded the nation into a major European power. He also moved to transpose medieval political systems with the western enlightenment.

Biden’s comparison of Putin with Peter the Great is unfounded. Putin is seeking to restore the lost twentieth-century boundary of the old Soviet Union and denied the “real statehood” of Ukraine in a televised address to the nation on Monday. Putin further stated Ukraine was part of Russia’s “own history, culture, spiritual space.”

Biden has a history of questionable foreign policy judgment and analysis. Robert Gates, George W. Bush and Barack Obama’s secretary of defense, wrote in 2014 that Biden “has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”

Biden’s foreign policy judgment before he became president are as follows:

  • Suggested sending $200 million to Iran, “no strings attached.”
  • Voted against the successful Persian Gulf War that forced Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait.
  • Insisted “the Taliban per se is not our enemy.”
  • Opposed the troop surges that brought some stability to both Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Claimed he was responsible for ending the genocide in Bosnia
  • Voted against trade agreements with Singapore, Chile, Oman, and the Dominican Republic
  • Opposed the raid to kill Osama bin Laden, telling Obama “don’t go.”
  • Opposed killing Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani

On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump asserted that Russia’s “taking over” of Ukraine is due to Biden’s weakness. “I know Vladimir Putin very well, and he would have never done during the Trump Administration what he is doing now, no way!”

The American people are paying for Biden’s inability to lead as well. Not only has he taken away our energy independence, he’s alienated the United States from leaders whose oil we heavily rely on.

We will soon see the results of Biden’s failures at the pump — even greater than we already have.

Author: Sebastian Hayworth