“That’s Ahmadinejad, Barack. Don’t worry: I’ll have him eating out of my hand”
So Biden is dubbed in “Iran’s Most Useful Idiot?” in the New York Post, September 2:
Barack Obama may genuinely believe, as he promised in last week’s acceptance speech, that he can prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. First, though, he’ll have to overcome his running-mate’s resistance.
Israel’s Army Radio just reported that Sen. Joe Biden told Israeli leaders in 2005 that they would have to accept a nuclear Iran.
The report says Biden told the Israelis that he doubted economic sanctions would be effective against Tehran, “and I am against opening an additional military and diplomatic front.”
Biden’s camp yesterday termed the report “a lie.”
But despite Biden’s recent remarks that “Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon would dramatically destabilize an already unstable region,” the fact remains that the senator has long shown antipathy for getting tough with Tehran.
Indeed, according to a devastating profile in The New Republic in 2001, Biden suggested, in the wake of 9/11, that “this would be a good time to send, no strings attached, a check for $200 million to Iran.”
He even voted against a resolution designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organization and calling for tough sanctions against it – one of only 22 senators to do so….