Theodore's World: Joe Biden: Brussels Has Legitimate Claim to Capital of the Free World

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May 25, 2010

Joe Biden: Brussels Has Legitimate Claim to Capital of the Free World

Joe Biden praised Brussels today for being the “capital of the free world.”

Joe Biden addressed the European Parliament in Brussels in which he encouraged the EU to support Washington’s global agenda and approach to threats such as climate change and terrorism.

The Vice President spoke of how the United States and Europe share a partnership. He said Europe continues to be the United States ‘most important ally’ and trading partner, and rehashed the U.S. role in helping rebuild Europe after World War II.

However, during the speech, Biden made quite the head-turning statement in praising Europe.

“As you probably know, some American politicians and American journalists refer to Washington, DC as the “capital of the free world.” But it seems to me that this great city, which boasts 1,000 years of history and which serves as the capital of Belgium, the home of the European Union, and the headquarters for NATO, this city has its own legitimate claim to that title.”


Wild Thing's comment........

First Obama and his administration deny American exceptionalism and make apologies for us at every turn and now THIS from Biden.

I NEVER thought I’d live to see the day that people sitting in our highest offices would be talking down the US and talking up everyone else!!!!

Obama and Biden seem to be in a competition to determine who can put down and insult America the furthest.

Posted by Wild Thing at May 25, 2010 05:55 AM


This is a slap in the face of every American who ever served and especially the ones who gave their all and never returned. This is an insult to them of huge proportion an unforgivable insult. To have these two dolts tell us that the capital of the world is Brussels Belgium.

Brussels Belgium, the capital of the free world by what authority do we bestow a such an honor on such a do nothing no nothing City/Country.

Did Belgium lead the Allies in the First world war past the Ypres salient, where Hundreds of thousands troops were slaughtered on both sides, or is it that in belgium the Poppies grew, amid the crosses row by row. No, if memory serves those were the British our cousins.

or maybe it was their stellar leadeership during that little war 20 some years later, then Belgium was known as one of the BeneLux countries, the Nazi's skirted the Maginot Line and drove through the "Benelux" countries crushing the mighty Armies of Belgium in one day actually it was less than 8 hours.

How does the world forget that it was America that saved Europe twice in that short span of 20 years.

So the sacrifice made by American Youth in 1917(300,000 plus, kia) and 1944(almost 500,000 Kia )was only a small contribution to the Belgium war effort. Some how I can't believe this, that these two dunces actually believe this but its Biden and Bama.

During the Battle of the Bulge it wasn't the the Belgium Army that led the counter attack, it was the Americans, who paid a horrific price to keep the offensive going. In fact during the D-Day invasion Belgium didn't even have a token force landing on the beaches, Americans, British, Canadians, Polish, French the list is quite long with token participation except for the Belgians. They Sieg Heiled along with the rest of the useful idiots.

During the Mousse-Argonne offensive it wasn't the Belgians who led the offensive it was the Americans and again paid the price.

The Americans have as many cemeteries in Europe that they do ...Gee, I wonder why that is ? Maybe thats because we spent a lot of time bailing their asses out of every conceivable problem, then after it was over who came up with the bucks to re-built their handi work, it sure as hell wasn't Belgium.

Posted by: Mark at May 25, 2010 07:12 AM

I live in Europe and I can say to you that Biden does not know what is Europe. Europe is kind of piece of new USSR, a centralized bureaucracy who decides for all the member countries. If brussels is the capital of something it is not of the free world.

Guy Milliere ( indeed explains it:
More than 70 % of rules and laws which prevail countries of Europe comes from Brussels. The European Parliament has no power. The Council decides without the slightest transparency and without producing of accounts to whoever it is.

Posted by: Greg at May 25, 2010 10:51 AM

To have our sitting leaders talk down America and talk up everyone else is unprecedented and wrong.

Posted by: Anonymous at May 25, 2010 11:01 AM

Biden may be one of the nicest guys, but TOTALLY CLUELESS about the world around him. Sorta like the dumb blond that all the jokes are about. Last year I listened to Mike Mullens Commissioning speech to the USNA grads, not sure I can listen to hizzoner #2 on Friday...

Posted by: jan at May 25, 2010 08:23 PM

WTF is he high?

Posted by: MrHappy at May 25, 2010 09:03 PM

Thanks for your learned history lesson, Mark.

I look forward to your comments.

Posted by: Carlos at May 26, 2010 12:43 AM

Mark, that was great thank you so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 26, 2010 12:56 AM

Greg, thanks and thank you for the link too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 26, 2010 12:58 AM

Anonymous,"unprecedented", thank you, I was trying to think of that word when I did the post. It truly is unprecedented.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 26, 2010 01:01 AM

Jan, thanks, I know what you mean.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 26, 2010 01:02 AM

Mr.Happy, I would love to say that to his face.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 26, 2010 01:04 AM