On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden declared that the United States had been “the problem” in regards to Iran during the Bush Administration, but that things have changed for the better now that President Obama is in office.
Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain disagrees. In an appearance on Wednesday’s “Kilmeade & Friends” on Fox News Radio, McCain referenced Biden’s record on foreign policy, not only as vice president but also as a Senator. According to McCain, Biden has been consistently “wrong” on these issues going back to the 1990s.
“The reality is that this vice president has been wrong on every major issue for the last 20 years,” McCain said. “He’s the one that said Desert Storm — remember Desert Storm — was going to be another Vietnam. He’s that one that said the surge wouldn’t work. He’s the one that said he wanted to divide Iraq into three different countries.”
McCain also said that Biden and Obama had managed to “lose the peace” in Iraq and that the vice president’s comments on Afghanistan have been counterproductive. In his travels to the region, McCain said, he’s learned that the United States is in a weaker position than it was before Obama and Biden took office.
“I travel in the region a lot, Brian,” he said. “And I tell you that they believe the American leadership is lacking, that leading from behind doesn’t work.“They believe we’re withdrawing and I’ve been in this business for a long, long time and I have never seen the United States of America weaker than it is today. And, it’s hilarious that that statement comes from the individual who as a senator and a vice president has been consistently wrong on every major national security issue for the last 20 years.”