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Thu Jun 20, 2019, 11:55 AM

 

What Biden's 36 years experience in foreign policy might reveal about a Biden presidency

From “Slate”

The former vice president has more foreign policy experience than any other candidate. But his record isn’t all what you’d expect.

Joe Biden enters the 2020 campaign as the only Democratic candidate with any experience in making foreign policy, and that experience is immense: 36 years on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (12 as chairman or ranking member), eight years as vice president, probably more knowledge of the full range of global issues than anyone else on the political scene. So what does this long record reveal about how he might behave as commander in chief?

It’s a mixed picture, as one might expect of someone who was born during World War II, grew up amid the rise of America’s global dominance, first ran for Senate during its disastrous comeuppance in Vietnam, then played an active, sometimes shifting role in the debates on subsequent interventions in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond.

Above all, and in starkest contrast to President Donald Trump, Biden has always been a champion of the alliances that he sees as the foundation of U.S. power and values— especially NATO but also with nations in Asia and the Western Hemisphere. He is also—contrary to Trump as well as some of his rivals in the upcoming primaries, notably Sen. Bernie Sanders—an unabashed free trader.


He entered the Senate, in 1973, as a foe of the Vietnam War, which had left him and many others skeptical of America’s ability to be the world’s policeman. As late as 1990, he voted against authorizing President George H.W. Bush to use military force against Iraq after its invasion of Kuwait.

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Thu Jun 20, 2019, 12:27 PM

1. iraq war

 

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Thu Jun 20, 2019, 01:00 PM

2. Hilary

 

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 01:02 PM

3. Yeah Senator Clinton also had that problem

 

as did Senator Kerry. We lost both elections.
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