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Posted on 09/26/2004 10:03:30 AM PDT by Pikamax
Biden Says Assured Allawi of Support if Kerry Wins
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading Democratic senator said on Sunday he assured interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi that U.S. support for him would continue if John Kerry (news - web sites) were elected president.
Allawi, who paid a high-profile visit to the White House last week, responded: "Thank you, and I know it," said Sen. Joseph Biden (news, bio, voting record), the ranking Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Biden and other senators met with Allawi, who addressed Congress and the U.N. General Assembly during his trip.
In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Biden angrily disputed assertions by the administration that Kerry's criticism of Bush policy in Iraq (news - web sites) meant he would abandon the effort.
"I personally was authorized by Kerry in front of all my colleagues to say the first thing in a private meeting. I said, 'Mr. President, you know me.' And he said, 'Yes, I do.' I said, 'I guarantee you that John Kerry as president -- you will continue to have the full support of the United States of America in order to be able to establish a representative republic.' He said, 'Thank you, and I know it."'
At the White House on Thursday, President Bush (news - web sites) said he and Allawi would "stay the course" in Iraq.
This is the same guy that Kerry snubbed!
Don't worry,won't be an issue.
Kerry will not be going to the White House.
He need not worry about that!
FOLSK! it is symbolism over substance!!!!
This is no different than democrats telling the USSR not to worry about what their candidates say.
Translation from liberalese into the English language: Mr. Allawi, you are a dead man, as will any Iraqi advocate for freedom and democracy, if the "rat party" wins.
Oh yea, Trust Biden, whose reputation is known as being a liar.
Kerry thinks he could now work with Allawi, after insulting him to the core, by basically calling him a liar. Is this the "famous" Kerry diplomacy, that Kerry keeps telling us about?
Kerry is not only not fit to be president, he is not fit to be allowed near a microphone.
In his dreams... John Kerry basically calls Allawi a LIAR & Biden expects Allaiwi to believe that John Kerry would support U.S. efforts in Iraq? Yeah, right.
John Kerry is an ARROGANT BIGOT. From all appearances the only countries he would align the U.S. with are the European wussies.
I like this cartoon! Kerry debating Kerry, LOL.
But why would Kerry support someone whom the Kerry campaign has called a "puppet"?
Mr. Allawi is prime minister. How clueless can Biden be?
Kerry was once publically attuned with the Bush admin but during the primarys he moved more and more to the left to negate the Deaniacs.
Now, his anti-Vietnam war stance is rehashed and he crows about the support from France, Germany and the EU, who are bonkers about the Iraq intercession.
More and more, Kerry is painting himself and his party as the anti-war party. With glee, they waited for the 1,000th death in Iraq. I believe they would spit on the American soldier in the same manner in which they welcomed home the Vietnam soldier.
The American people know we are at war with Muslim fundamentalism. Most know that killing the terrorists in Iraq is better than killing them on our own ground. The Russian slaughter at the grade school sent a collective chill up most American's spines.
It comes down to whom is the best War President. Some Senator with 20+ years of voting to reduce the effectiveness of the US or a War President who has effectively on the job for the past four years.
How can anybody guarantee what a flip flopping, lying sack of crap like Kerry will say or do now or in the future!
OTOH Biden is also a lying sack of crap so I guess it doesn't matter what he says either.
So Kerry was lying to his base (who believes Allawi is a liar and pawn) during that press conference?
Allawi is apparently adjusted to the ways of Washington. He ansered "of course," rather than "you've got to be kidding."
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Exactly! What has Kerry done in the past that shows Biden he would do anything except wordsmith excuse?
What an interesting man.
He graduated from the correspondence school "Accountancy Made Easy."
He then feathered his credentials by lying about his "ivy league school background."
His IQ is barely room temperature, but, nevertheless, he mimics and prances about the senate chamber as an intellectually charged senator, when he fact he is an imbecile elected and re-elected by the morons in his state that are undermining our nation...like so many other morons.
The fact that Biden had to make this lame assurance to Allawi speaks volumes in itself, and Allawi is smart enough to know it.
If Kerry were somehow to be elected, Iraq would have to prepare for a bloodbath that would make the current unpleasantness look like a lawn tea party.
Biden is another plug hair lib that has an inflated
opinion of his own ego. Is more subtle in his Bush bashing but always has the right answer at the right time
for the right candidate (always Democrat)..go back to
Dellywareeee....pretty boy. Jake
Biden is like kerry he don't know what he is talking about.
The Plughead Plagarist speaks!
Biden also had the unmitigated gall to accuse Bush of being inconsistant. After Kerry, who can even say that with a straight face? Biden, I guess.
Is Effin' Kerry too big - or too small to bring himself to say those things?
The hair plugs have grown into and are affecting Biden's brain. Or was he always an ***hole and it wasn't quite as noticeable as now?
Biden's lies are so easily provable, makes ya wonder what this guy is smoking.
All the free Iraqis have to worry about if Kerry wins is written in the history books - called "the Killing Fields of Cambodia" and "the boat people of Vietnam".
Really, after about 30 years in politics, those are his greatest achievments.
---I personally was authorized by Kerry in front of all my colleagues to say the first thing in a private meeting.---
Biden just oozes schmuck!
Kerry publically insults the new leader of Iraq and privately sends plugs to say he stands behind him....geeeeez!
Somebody has to clean up after Kerry's mess, I suppose.
Um, shouldn't Kerry be doing the assuring? Isn't he the candidate?
The answer is always the ***hole. Joe Biden is probably the dumbest member of the Senate. Next to him a box of rocks is Steven Hawking.
Biden is so Loathsome..no offense to my Delaware Freepers but what's with the people down there?
Has anyone else noticed that Biden says he called Allawi "Mr. President"?
When it should have been "Mr. Prime Minister"?
I'm sure it was just a mistake, right? Or did Biden say something completely different during the meeting?
ROFL, as if Biden has anything to say about it. This is strictly damage control for Kerry's gaffe.
Of course.........There are NO MIXED messeges being sent to Allawi from the Democrats are there? The DIMS are pathetic when it comes to foriegn affairs.
Allawi should ask former South Vietnamese officials what they think of this kind of promise...
Wonder what the Iraqi equivanent of "boat people" will be?
Someone needs to ask Kerry if he thinks the "blood bath" that will follow defeat in Iraq will be bigger that the one that followed the fall of Saigon...
Will KERRY backpedal tomorrow on Allawi? Of course, he will. And let the FlipFlop contine....
How do we know?
This isn't coming from Kerry's mouth.
This is coming from a Senatorial colleague.
Kerry is so stupid he didn't realize the damage he created in dissing Allawi. Biden, only slightly less stupid, did, and scrambled to wipe up Johnny's mess.
Interesting. I never knew this, but then again I only recently learned what a complete fraud mega-liberal Tom Harkin is, completely faking Vietnam war hero status (he was never in 'Nam!).
Allawi doesn't get to vote. But he'd be a fool to trust these clowns one inch.
And coming from Reuters, it's barely more credible than if it came from al-jazeera.
That's a statement of fact. It's very, very good he's gone. Kerry's happy he's gone. Kerry would have done everything to get rid of him. But he would not have mismanaged and sent so many mixed signals that this administration has, so that the end result is today we have something close to chaos in that region.
WALLACE: But, Senator...
BIDEN: That's totally consistent.
Now, Senator Biden, what was that answer Kerry gave to Letterman last week?
Ummm, so you mean he (Kerry) is lying when he says he'll pull the troops out within six months? Is this Biden's idea of "support"? Leaving the Iraqi's in it's infantile state of self rule to fend for itself?
Yes, that's true, Bush stopped short and tens of thousands died. That's why going through the UN, coalition building, or having political Generals give you advice is a disaster waiting to happen.
Our lessons from the 1st Iraq war should have been, "Have no pity on your enemies and F the allies, we don't need them."
This idiot along with McCain, Dodd and Kerry are all Imus favorites. That should say it all.
Does this mean Kerry will be using two of his multiple personalities at the debate?? Do they have enough podiums should he decide to use more?
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