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Joe Biden Wrong All the Time, Says Old Colleague

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits to observation post Ouellette at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on December 7, 2013 in Panmunjom, South Korea. Vice President Biden has been visiting Japan, China and South Korea this week. Some of the main issues to discuss are the Trans-Pacific Partnership, diplomacy on the East China Sea and the South China Sea, economic relationship with China, implementation of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, and alliance issues in both Japan and Korea.
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The juicy bits of a new memoir by Robert Gates, who served as Secretary of Defense under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, have been squeezed by the New York Times, including, most notably, the trash talk. Whiles the Republican Gates’s criticisms are “bipartisan,” the “controlling nature” of the Obama White House, which “took micromanagement and operational meddling to a new level,” is highlighted. And then there’s Vice-President Joe Biden:


Mr. Gates calls Mr. Biden “a man of integrity,” but he questions the vice president’s judgment. “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades,” Mr. Gates writes.

Forty years! But it’s been a blast, hasn’t it?

Joe Biden Wrong All the Time, Says Robert Gates