Jul 22, 2009

Biden Sent to Ukraine to Ease Fears?

According to the New York Times, US Vice President (the most amusing and embarassing VP since Dan "Potatoe" Quayle) recently met with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko to to ease fears in Ukraine and Georgia over whether the Obama administration might withdraw support for their pro-Western governments to improve ties with Russia. Biden emphasized that the US does not recognize spheres of influence, supports Ukraine and Georgia, and backs Ukraine in NATO. He then added:

“I don’t have any guarantee that that’s how it’s going to play out.”
Okay, first of all, the US sent Biden to ease fears? Really? Really? And they let him speak? Really?

Second, that's just a brilliant non-commitment, Joe. Here's what he hope will happen, but I'm not here to promise anything. Can I get some icecream?


Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Saying the truth in public will not extend your life expectancy as VP.


Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Oh and btw, Ern, that was the perfect (!!) diplo-translation of what Biden said.

"...can I get some ice cream?"


Sublime Oblivion said...

Ah so maybe that was why he was treated to Coke. ;)