By Edmond Y. Azadian
Vice President Joe Biden seems to be in a lot of hot water because of statements he made at Harvard University last week — statements that had global reverberations and ones that the Washington Post believes will cost him the 2016 presidential nomination for the Democratic party.
To begin with, very few analysts, including the ones in the Democratic camp, believed that Mr. Biden was a serious contender when Hillary Clinton had already been wearing her cold warrior armor in preparation for the bid.
For the neocons and the military industrial complex, Mr. Obama’s “pacifist” foreign policy has outlived its usefulness, and the priority of the foreign policy agenda is intensifying the cold war. To save his legacy, his entourage has been forcing him already to conduct that policy by “leading from behind.”
Since the US is the only remaining superpower, all the world developments have to be viewed and analyzed within that context.