Thank God, Joe Biden is president! His involvement in the Israel-Hamas hostage negotiations shows how much
experience matters. There is so much to praise Joe about since his becoming president, including this latest negotiation over the hostages, but his foreign relations experience from his time as vice president and as a senator should NOT be forgotten.
I found this info on the Obama Whitehouse Archives website. There was a ton more than the four-paragraph DU limit, but here are some highlights:
Vice President Biden is the Administrations point person for diplomacy within the Western Hemisphere. He has worked to realize his vision of a Hemisphere that is middle class, secure, and democratic, from Canada to Chile and everywhere in between. Launched and chaired the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue, which significantly advanced trade, investment, and border infrastructure between the two countries. Worked with the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to create the Alliance for Prosperity Plan for the Northern Triangle of Central America and engaged with the U.S. Congress to secure $750 million of U.S. support for the region.
As one of the early supporters of Plan Colombia in the Senate, the Vice President was the first senior U.S. official to travel to Colombia after the Colombian congress ratified the peace accords in December. For his longstanding commitment to Colombia, he was recognized with Colombia's highest national honor by President Juan Manuel Santos, the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.
Standing up for a Europe Whole, Free, and at Peace
The Vice President has been a leading architect of the U.S. strategic vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace. During his time in the Senate, the Vice President led the effort to enlarge NATO to include the former Warsaw Pact countries of Eastern and Central Europe after the collapse of the Iron Curtain. The Vice Presidents speech at the Munich Security Conference in February 2015 laid out a vision for how to revitalize NATO, strengthen democratic institutions in Europe, prioritize investments to bolster energy security, and grow trade and investment ties across the Atlantic.
Successfully advocated for the release of political prisoners, including Nadia Savchenko of Ukraine and Khadija Ismayilova in Azerbaijan. Took leading role in reassuring NATO allies of U.S. commitment to their security after Russia's attempted annexation of Crimea and aggression in eastern Ukraine, including convening a summit with leaders of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in August 2016. Championed robust and sustained U.S. and international support for Ukraine's political and economic stability and promoted needed reforms. Instrumental in securing the Stormont House Agreement in Northern Ireland, which ensured the survival of the independent Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly and a more prosperous future for Northern Ireland.
And yet, Trump humpers still insist that their cruel, ignorant, dumbass, fascist POS reality TV star with zero experience governing, apart from his four years of terrorizing our country and the world in general, would be a far better choice for the leader of the free world. I just . . . don't . . . get it.
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