Munich Security Conference.

Author:Ringl, Andreas
Position:Munich, Germany - Brief article

By Joseph Biden, Vice President of the United States

The reader shouldn't bother rushing to read this speech. In fact, the reader's time might be better spent going to a local coffee house and contemplating the lengthening days of the coming spring.

The speech is flat, circular, devoid of real news and substance, and somewhat reminiscent of a jester sent to a foreign court for entertainment. Biden's insistence of using trifling commentary to milk his listeners of laughter might be indicative of attempting to ingratiate a world greatly harmed by American financial behavior and shortsighted military policy. Not once was mention made of America's role of causation in the global financial crisis. Nor was an apology offered. American marginal military policy was touted as successful while not acknowledging its resultant gaping chest wound to America's domestic financial well being.

And what is it with Biden's misspeaking? He confuses the names of his...

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