[Ed. – And you thought all that “NWO” talk was just for the black-helicopter crowd.]
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — 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. …
Biden described the new order as a world that seeks human rights, free trade and an end to poverty and oppression.
“First and foremost our work begins by rebuilding America’s foundations, our economic foundations, our moral and strategic foundations,” he told cadets.
That work, Biden said, won’t see America leave the world stage. …
Biden said the nation must turn its focus to the Pacific. In that, the Democrat, praised China as a friend and trade partner, but also said it hasn’t captured America’s ability to innovate.
Biden got a smattering of applause during the policy portion of his speech, and shouts and cheers when he praised cadets.
“You are Falcons and you carry America on your back,” he said, rallying a crowd that sweltered in the sun and 80-degree temperatures in Falcon Stadium. “And America will have your back forever.”