During a startling foreign policy announcement, Vice-President Joe Biden green-lighted Russia's building of military bases in Cuba and any other country near the U.S. which agrees to host their ABM radars and missiles, and nuclear launch platforms.
In a much-anticipated and widely-heralded foreign policy address at the Brookings Institute yesterday, Biden was quoted as saying: "We will not recognize any nation having a sphere of influence."
This comes as a welcome relief to Vladimir Putin and the Russian Duma, who feared that installing this type of hardware __ purely, of course, to guard against a nuclear attack on Russia by Haiti __ might offend America, and further strain relations between the two great powers.
There is never a dull moment with the Obama administration, that's for sure. Its don't-do-stupid-stuff foreign policy modus operandi has served it well.
However, there are some overly-critical grumblers in strategic think tanks around the Beltway who are suggesting a broadening of this already robust methodology. I have it from a confidential source that a white paper is in the works called: "Don't Say Stupid Stuff".
(Article changed on May 28, 2015 at 16:09)