Arianna: Biden Should Resign Over Afghanistan

If Obama ramps up troops, the VP should quit on principle
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2009 5:54 PM CDT
Joe Biden and President Obama in a June 8, 2009, file photo.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, FILE)
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(Newser) – Joe Biden should resign on principle if President Obama sends more troops to Afghanistan, writes Arianna Huffington. It's no secret Biden has "deep reservations" about ramping up the war effort there. "So if the president does decide to escalate, Biden, for the good of the country, should escalate his willingness to act on those reservations." Nothing could be "more honorable" than bucking a policy that risks American lives, money, and national security.

"Though it would be a crowning moment in a distinguished career, such an act of courage would likely be only the beginning," she writes at the Huffington Post. "Biden would then become the natural leader of the movement to wind down this disastrous war and focus on the real dangers in Pakistan."