.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Born at the Crest of the Empire

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Biden: Every two weeks or so.....

Russia's struggling economy and its leaders' pragmatism will push it to make deals on nuclear arms reduction as Washington seeks to reset ties with Moscow, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said....

"All of a sudden, did they have an epiphany and say, 'Hey man, we don't want to threaten our neighbors?' No. They can't sustain it," Biden said....

"These guys aren't absolute average-intellect ideologues who are clinging to something nobody believes in. They're pretty pragmatic in the end," he said.

It is difficult for the former Soviet superpower to deal with "loss of empire," Biden said, and the United States should not overplay its hand in dealing with Russia.

So, why not go out there and publicly link the arms control we want with their "loss of empire" and "loss of face?" Not helpful.

(I'm wondering if the White House team is cringing at the thought of Biden's first foreign state funeral.)


Post a Comment

<< Home