Under a blazing sun, Vice President Joe Biden challenged graduating Air Force Academy cadets on Wednesday to help create a “new world order for the 21st century.”
Biden called on images from the end of World War II, part of a White House push to burnish a foreign policy that has been challenged by Russian aggression and continued trouble from North Africa to Afghanistan.
“I believe we and mainly you have an incredible opportunity to lead in shaping a new world order for the 21st century in a way consistent with American interests and common interests,” Biden said before shaking hands with 995 members of the class of 2014.
The reference to a “new world order” echoed a similar goal set by President George Bush after the collapse of European communism.
The so-called collapse of European communism was indeed a fundamental shift. But what’s different now? America is really the only superpower in the world – the only place we have to go is down. Is that what the vice president is suggesting?
Stripes.com reports Biden’s definition is: “a world that seeks human rights, free trade and an end to poverty and oppression.”
Aren’t we doing that now?