The Many Big Sticks of President Obama

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Photo: Alex Brandon/AP, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Maxwells/AFP/Getty Images, Pete Souza/The White House, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Jae C. Hong/AP

In an important foreign policy address at NYU this morning, Vice-President Joe Biden discussed … some stuff about foreign policy, probably. Nobody knows, because the only thing that anyone paid attention to or will remember was when Biden proclaimed, “I promise you, the president has a big stick. I promise you.” While Biden was clearly referring to Teddy Roosevelt’s famous advice — speak softly, and carry a big stick — his remark was, judging by the laughter in the audience and on Twitter, widely treated as a euphemistic reference to male genitalia. But here at Daily Intel, we’re going to willfully misinterpret Biden’s remarks in a completely different way: Much too literally. Herewith, a collection of photos of President Obama holding some of those big sticks that Biden was definitely referring to. You’ve been warned, Iran.

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Photo: Alex Brandon/AP
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Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Photo: Maxwells/AFP/Getty Images
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Photo: Pete Souza/White House
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Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP