Joe Biden Is Filling His Cabinet With Pro-War Hawks
November 24, 2020 at 8:54 PM - Views: 64 #380970ZimInSeattleParticipant
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Same as it ever was….
If you were hoping for a change of heart from Joe Biden after a decades-long career as a hawk, we've got bad news: his incoming team helped shape some of the most militaristic policies of the Obama administration. https://t.co/zsHRTDHhOT
— Jacobin (@jacobinmag) November 24, 2020
- BY SARAH LAZARE
If you were hoping for a change of heart from Joe Biden after a decades-long career as a hawk, we’ve got bad news: his incoming team helped shape some of the most militaristic policies of the Obama administration.
There was no reason to think that a Biden administration would be to the left of the Obama administration when it comes to foreign policy. Biden comes with a long political career of supporting the wars of the United States and its allies, from the 2003 invasion of Iraq to Israel’s aggression against Palestinians to the protracted occupation of Afghanistan.
And whatever limited overtures he made to the Left during his campaign for the general election in 2020 (while he simultaneously ran on distancing himself from the Left), foreign policy was almost entirely omitted, as evidenced by the issue’s exclusion from the unity task force with Bernie Sanders.
Perhaps the most distinguishing foreign policy position Biden took on the campaign trail was his saber rattling toward China, which was not quite as racist at Trump’s, but nonetheless got so bad a Biden ad was rebuked by progressive Asian-American groups for its racist content (Biden eventually walked back some of the ad’s rhetoric).
Biden did say during his campaign that he wants to end “forever wars” (many of which he helped start) and that he’s against the war in Yemen (a position he only took after he served in the Obama administration that supported the war), but he neither centered these platforms nor accompanied them with concrete policy proposals that would actually bring an end to endless war.
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November 24, 2020 at 9:14 PM #380974
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November 24, 2020 at 10:01 PM #380981jwirrParticipant
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The two party system has used war to make the economy work for the 1% since raygun. Never mind that the economy contains all of us not just the 1%.
So much for Biden’s promise to unite the country. Most of the 99% are in trouble or close to it. So until we get the real issues in this country dealt with there will be no unity.
November 24, 2020 at 11:00 PM #380993
November 25, 2020 at 2:36 AM #381056
November 25, 2020 at 7:14 AM #381070jerry611Participant
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It’s amazing how many people are actually surprised by this. I saw it coming miles away. What did you expect when you saw all the neo-cons switching parties and supporting Biden? Bill Kristol changed his party registration to Democrat. That guy, along with Dick Cheney, were the founders of PNAC!
November 25, 2020 at 11:52 AM #381095Ohio BarbarianModerator
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By most people at JPR, by the independent media on YouTube and elsewhere, by everyone who actually looked at Biden’s record on war.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton
November 25, 2020 at 11:54 AM #381096
November 25, 2020 at 2:59 PM #381137MizzGrizzParticipant
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I’ll give Joe credit for one thing.He’s not pretended to be anything but a lousy conservative doing the bidding of corporations and yuppies.
The hopes/preditctions that he would or could be anything else has come from the people,pundits among them,who seem desperately seized with the need to believe.
November 25, 2020 at 3:25 PM #381140
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