The folly of the U.S. going "back to the future" is reported to be a major theme American Vice-President Joe Biden will hammer on in a speech Thursday night in New York. The speech will claim Mitt Romney may "risk thousands of American lives" if elected.
The Associated Press, and other media, have obtained exerts from the speech Biden will make at New York University, the first speech Biden will make since Romney won five more primaries this week and the Republican race for their nominee for the Presidency has been unofficially declared over.
"Americans know that we cannot afford to go back to the future," Biden's speech reads. "Back to a foreign policy that would have America go it alone, shout to the world you're either with us or against us, lash out first and ask the hard questions later, if at all."
Exchange of Foreign Policy Accusations
A foreign policy theme for Romney is that America has softened under the Obama administration and that only he has the will to make America safe. For example, he has claimed that should America re-elect Barack Obama "Iran will have a nuclear weapon. And if we elect Mitt Romney, if you elect me as the next president, they will not have a nuclear weapon."
Biden will say the Obama administration's foreign policy is to be applauded, especially their killing of Osama Bin Laden, the first anniversary of which is on May 1. Biden's speech will also claim that Romney as President could, like the previous Republican administration "waste hundreds of billions of dollars and risk thousands of American lives on an unnecessary war.”
Recent polls show Americans are heavily in favor of how President Obama is conducting foreign policy rather than the manner in which Romney would conduct it. A Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted from April 5-8 found that when it comes to international affairs, Americans prefer Obama over Romney by a 53 percent to 36 percent count.