Scott Brown to Joe Biden: Don’t lecture me on military law

Posted by: ST on February 15, 2010 at 6:24 pm

The week is not starting off on a good note for the VP. First, former Veep Dick Cheney yesterday blasted various Obama admin counterterrorism arguments Biden has been making on the past couple of weeks on issues like Iraq and the so-called “Christmas Day bomber,” and now, Biden has Senator Scott Brown (R-MA!) to contend with (via Memeorandum):

Sen. Scott Brown thinks Vice President Joe Biden was “off base” when he suggested Sunday that the Massachusetts Republican get his facts straight on the legal procedures for military tribunals.

“It was insulting,” said Brown, who frequently jabbed the administration during his Senate campaign for giving suspected terrorists legal representation.

On CBS’s “Face the Nation” last weekend, Biden shot back that he doesn’t “know whether the new senator from Massachusetts understands: When you get tried in a military tribunal, you get a lawyer, too.”

“He’s trying to give me a lesson on military law, and I didn’t think it was appropriate,” Brown told POLITICO. “And I thought he was off base when it comes to explaining to the American people that somehow I need a lesson on whether people get attorneys — of course they get attorneys. There’s a difference as to what type of attorney they’re going to get and when they’re going to get that attorney, and how are they treated, and what rights do they, in fact, get.”

Brown said he is particularly incensed by Biden’s remarks because he’s served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard for more than 30 years and is currently the Guard’s top defense attorney in New England.

“I know the military rules and regulations and procedures from A to Z,” Brown said.

I suspect he knows them much better than our current Commander in Chief, who is allegedly a “Constitutional law expert” of sorts.

Biden really should get back to things he understands better, oh, like being the “stimulus czar.” Or something. 8-|

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17 Responses to “Scott Brown to Joe Biden: Don’t lecture me on military law”


  1. Neo says:

    After saying that Iraq would be one of the Obama Administration accomplishments, Biden went on TV Sunday to say that the price was too high.
    Typical for everything with Team Obama, everything they do costs too much.

  2. Leave to Sheriff Joe Biden to lecture the top National Guard defense attorney in MA on the law pertaining to military tribunals. Leap first, look later. Brain goes one way, mouth another. What a fool.

  3. NC Cop says:

    Joe Biden: The gift that keeps on giving.

    Keep it up, Joe!!!!

  4. DINORight says:

    I find it sad that the MSM will not amplify the statements by Sen. Brown correcting the gaffe-prone buffoon Biden. Most will never hear the FACTS, but will remember the snarky sound-bite of this ignorant veep.

    Just a heartbeat away – how grotesque!! :o

  5. Serfer62 says:

    Joe, you need a talk show…say Error America

  6. nina says:

    Good ol’Bidden was a “constitutional law professor” at Maryland. In the debate against Palin he was asked where in the Constitution the vice pres get his powers. He couldn’t answer. He is a moron.Stand up Chuck!!!!!!!:d

  7. daveinboca says:

    Biden is much more stupid than Sarah Palin is alleged to be. Can you imagine the outcry from the government-controlled media had Sarah told the National Guard’s top defense attorney in New England, with the rank of Lt. Col., that she didn’t “know whether the new senator from Massachusetts understands: When you get tried in a military tribunal, you get a lawyer, too.”

    Biden is one of the silliest runaway mouths in the US Senate, with in fact only Chuckie-boy Shumer able to keep up with his empty vacuous dodo-talk.

  8. Tom TB says:

    A stateless combatant is not covered by any international treaty, because they don’t belong to a signatory member. There is no precedent in our history as to what Obama, Biden, and Holder are attempting to do; give the rights of American citizens to foreign outlaws, who are dedicated to our death and destruction.

  9. redc1c4 says:

    @Tom TB: they’re covered alright: as illegal or unlawful combatants (i forget which term exactly), but whichever it is, all they are entitled to under international law is a summary execution.

    anything else they get is grace.

  10. Kate says:

    Well this whole enemy combatant thing is blowing up in Obama’s face…his latest statement said they will be held indefinitely…sounds a lot like the Bush Doctrine on enemy combatants and not the “End Gitmo” promise to me!

    They are after all on a mission dedicated to the destruction of the US and other western countries and they weren’t just drafted into a military of any established country that abides by any war conventions that I know of…so there’s the dilemma for Obama and Biden.

    Biden is a fool…the lame stream media won’t report it and I hope that those fools in the progressive media get branded the same and their ratings and readers abandon them in droves.

  11. ZippyTheWerewolf says:

    Biden is an arrogant piece of ..intestinal matter who is an elitist think blank. Every time he opens his mouth he not only contradicts himself, he sounds like a cocky school boy shoving his ideals down everyones throat. Because these elitest dorks (trying to keep it clean here) are in office, they act as if they know it all better and more profoundly than everyone else. They keep talking and revising strategies, now that looks sincere..doesn’t it? Biden is a stupid ..(fill in four letter word of your choice)

  12. ZippyTheWerewolf says:

    @ Kate, I agree wholeheartedly. Obama and his ilk thought they were going to tear down and remake America in the vision of his own Emerald City in the land of Oz. Well now everyone is ignoring the man behind the curtain, because people are seeing that it’s all a facade and one that cannot deceive anymore.

    As for Biden? Arrogant, cocky, self righteous and another one with flies coming out of his rancid mouth.

  13. ZippyTheWerewolf says:

    These elitist Libs have a cocky defensive way that begs people to debate or disagree with them. They’re losing their ground, fortunately. There seems to be a few Dems either dying or bowing out.

    Thank you Blessed Mother. Amen.

  14. Carlos says:

    Zippy, excellent image: The White House Think Blank (as opposed to a “think tank)!

    I love it!