The Corner

Biden: Brussels ‘Capital of Free World’

Vice President Biden, addressing the European Parliament:

“As you probably know, some American politicians and American journalists refer to Washington, DC as the “capital of the free world.”  But it seems to me that this great city, which boasts 1,000 years of history and which serves as the capital of Belgium, the home of the European Union, and the headquarters for NATO, this city has its own legitimate claim to that title.”

Presumably Biden’s remarks were translated into the official languages of the EU Parliament’s member countries — none of which is Russian.

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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