Biden Blames America: 'We Were the Problem'
12:16 PM, May 8, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Joe Biden, speaking to a Jewish group earlier today, blamed America for being the "problem" regarding Iran:
"When we took office, let me remind, there was virtually no international pressure on Iran. We were the problem," the vice president said. "We were diplomatically isolated in the world, in the region, in Europe.”
UPDATE: Lanhee Chen, Mitt Romney's policy director, responds: “All too often, President Obama and his administration have sought to blame America first, yet Vice President Biden’s reckless statement today blaming America for – of all things – the progress of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, has reached a new low. The problem is not America. It is the ayatollahs who oppress their people, threaten their neighbors, and are pursuing nuclear weapons. President Obama’s naïve approach to Iran has given the regime valuable time to get closer than ever before to a nuclear weapons capability. Vice President Biden’s comments are wrong and completely inappropriate. Mitt Romney will stand up for America and our allies, and he will not apologize for America’s leadership role in the world.”
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