Down memory lane with Joe B.


Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) was selected as running mate by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in part because his years of foreign policy experience help make up for Obama’s relative greenness.

The problem, of course, is that plenty of experience means the occasional wrongfooting, especially with someone as, umm, loquacious as Biden.

Conservatives are digging and they’ve already come up with a (third-hand, mind you) account of a threat by Biden to cut aid to Israel in 1982. (Biden reportedly was furious at the increased pace of Israeli settlement at the time.)

Then there’s what appears to be an off the top of his head consideration of post Sept. 11 aid to Iran (see last two paragraphs).

Let’s see how the Obama campaign responds.

(Hat tip: NRO.)

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