Originally posted May 26, 2020.
In The Wall Street Journal, Gerard Baker outlines the many ways Joe Biden has been wrong during both his career in the Senate and as Vice President. He writes (abridged and annotated):
“I think he [Joe Biden] has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades,” former defense secretary Robert Gates wrote in his 2014 memoir.
“Wrong” is a value judgment, of course. But Mr. Biden’s record on the major policy decisions he’s faced supplies some ballast for the claim that history hasn’t smiled on many of the positions he took. Biden was just one of the 45 Senate Democrats (out of 55) who voted in 1991 against authorizing the first Iraq war.
He joined a solid majority in 2002 in supporting the second one. Only seven Senate Democrats voted against the China trade measure.
Mr. Obama [as bad as he’s been], to his credit, defied many in his party and opposed the 2003 Iraq war.
And say what you like about Donald Trump, but you can’t accuse him of toeing the party [elite] line.
Read more here.