Well Done, Vice President Biden (Really)

by Victor Davis Hanson

Like many, I’ve often been confused by the very strange things that Vice President Joe Biden has said: his insistence on trisecting Iraq, shrill invective against his predecessors, strange talk about FDR having given televised presidential addresses in 1929, birth control in China, and so on.

But that said, his 9/11 commemoration speeches stood out — elegantly balanced between genuine emotion and reflective perspective, magnanimous, and in general an enormous credit to himself, his office, and the country at large.