Biden blasted for ‘hiding out’ with wounded veterans in Aspen ahead of Libya speech

Vice President Joe Biden is coming under serious fire from the conservative blogosphere for “hiding out” in Aspen over the weekend ahead of President Barack Obama’s key speech justifying ongoing U.S. airstrikes in Libya.

The website Real Aspen rounds up some of the more heated slams of Biden, who flew into the Eagle County Airport Thursday night and proceeded on Interstate 70 in a motorcade using a “rolling roadblock” along U.S. Highway 82 to Aspen. Biden was back in Washington in time for Obama’s address on Libya.

Giving Biden little credit for attending the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass over the weekend, some of his critics pointed out the vice president’s threat to impeach former President George W. Bush if he attacked Iran without congressional approval.

Many leading Democrats, including Colorado’s senior congresswoman, Diana DeGette of Denver, feel Obama should have proceeded more cautiously before involving the nation in a third military conflict in a Muslim country. DeGette and other Colorado lawmakers are receiving a classified briefing on the situation today.