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(45,980 posts)
10. Oh yeah
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 12:23 PM
Nov 2020

In the past, Joe has not hesitated to call out tyrants without apology. The conciliatory Joe we often see looking for paths to compromise does not represent the totality of his personality. I wouldn't necessarily call it a vindictive side of him, more like righteous indignation.

This is the guy who refused to break bread with Milosevic and called him "a damn war criminal" to his face in his own presidential palace.

Milosevic asked Biden, "What do you think of me?"

"I think you're a damn war criminal and you should be tried as one," Biden responded.

Most foreign leaders trust and admire Joe, but the authoritarian ones can't stand him. You don't want to get on the bad side of Joe Biden.


(7,332 posts)
2. Biden will likely hire an aggressive AG, then let the fur fly while he maintains distance.
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 11:46 AM
Nov 2020

He'll comment on the Rule of Law, and let the AG have at it.


(17,800 posts)
6. I think the post refers to foreign leaders
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 11:49 AM
Nov 2020

US criminals should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. In fact I would challenge pardons if they are corrupt enough to sway public opinion.

Sugar Smack

(18,748 posts)
11. That's what I'm thinking. Kamala Harris is there to
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 12:38 PM
Nov 2020

"challenge my assumptions", as Joe Biden put it. She's going to be "the last person in the room" with him. Kamala Harris will use strategies and wisdom from her experiences. I'm still amazed by how great a team they are! They compliment each other so well. She's our joyful warrior.💙


(17,800 posts)
4. I would actually be willing to give something up to Russia
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 11:47 AM
Nov 2020

to ensure Trumpism has a stake driven into its heart. For example Putin revealing that Trump shared classified secrets that led to the discovery and elimination of US spies.


(15,309 posts)
5. Point his finger at the Russians, Turks, No. Koreans, and Chinese,
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 11:48 AM
Nov 2020

And tell them in not so eloquent terms "You do not fuck with the United States."


(10,913 posts)
8. It's not vindictive to show strength and stand your ground against bullies and assholes.
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 11:54 AM
Nov 2020

What is needed it the courage to get in their face about it.


(14,594 posts)
9. There have been a lot of little 'incidents' over the last few months . . .
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 12:08 PM
Nov 2020

ships on fire, plants on fire.

I think our intelligence community is already on it. Dump doesn't pay attention to the PDBs, so they have pretty much been doing what they want.

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