Obama administration tries to climb down from Biden's 'one child policy' gaffe
The Veep told a Chinese audience that he wouldn't "second guess" China's draconian one child policy that authorizes the state to force women to have abortions and sterilize others.
In a statement trying to limit the damage, the White House tried pretending that Biden never said he wouldn't criticize the barbarism:
"The Obama Administration strongly opposes all aspects of China's coercive birth limitation policies, including forced abortion and sterilization," Biden's spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff told The Daily Caller in an email. "The Vice President believes such practices are repugnant."
Barkoff explained that Biden was attempting to critique the restrictive system with his comments.
"He also pointed out, in China, that the policy is, as a practical matter, unsustainable," Barkoff added. "He was arguing against the One Child Policy to a Chinese audience. "
If he believes they're "repugnant," why not, like, you know, say so?
Tell me again why Biden was added to the ticket? Oh yes - he's a foreign policy expert. More to the point, where's the adult supervision when we send this doddering old fool out into the world representing American interests?