Biden on Afghanistan: ‘Daddy is Going to Start to Take the Training Wheels Off.’ – Political Punch

Ah, the paternalism:

““Daddy is going to start to take the training wheels off in October — I mean in next July, so you’d better practice riding,” he said.

A little “White Man’s Burden,” anyone?

Just days before President Obama’s meeting with Hamid Karzai, Biden did not convey confidence in the Afghan leader.
“Do you have faith in President Karzai?” King asked.
“I’ve known President Karzai for a long, long time. I think he’s in a very difficult position,” the vice president said. “You know, we could argue that there could be a stronger leader, but you deal with the hand you’re dealt, as the old saying goes.””

At least he didn’t say, “You go to war with the allies you have.”


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