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Biden Takes Credit for Iraq Success
Commentary Magazine ^ | September 8, 2008 | Abe Greenwald

Posted on 09/08/2008 12:59:48 PM PDT by Jbny

Yesterday on Meet the Press, Tom Brokaw asked Joe Biden if the troop surge in Iraq had made possible the increased security and reconciliation we now see in that country. Here is Biden’s answer:

SEN. BIDEN: No. The surge helped make that–what made is possible in Anbar province is they did what I’d suggested two and a half years ago: gave local control.

(Excerpt) Read more at commentarymagazine.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 110th; biden; bidenrecord; davidpetraeus; foreignpolicy; iraqwar; joebiden; obamabiden; surge

1 posted on 09/08/2008 12:59:49 PM PDT by Jbny
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To: Jbny
Biden's plan for Iraq was to balkinize it, since that worked out so well for the Balkans.

Sorry Joe, nobody listened to you, as always, and they were rewarded for it, as always.

2 posted on 09/08/2008 1:04:47 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Jbny

Plugs blovating again.


3 posted on 09/08/2008 1:05:15 PM PDT by hershey
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To: Jbny

Our Troops and President Bush/John McCain have won this war with absolutely no help from the Cut&RunocRats. They were fighting for Defeat.

PRay for W, McCuda and Our Troops


4 posted on 09/08/2008 1:05:34 PM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: Jbny
We destroyed biden yesterday, when this was first posted. He was for dividing Iraq into 3 independent Nations and pulling out all troops immediately.

LLS

5 posted on 09/08/2008 1:07:45 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except for dims!)
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To: Jbny

Does this nimrod even think about his nonsensical answers before he makes them? Look, Plugs, if we’d given back control two and a half years ago, before the surge, Al-Qaeda would be running Anbar. The idea of the surge WAS to bolster the ability to give Iraqi control to the various regions.

It’s as if Biden was around during secession saying “we need to abolish slavery” but isn’t in favor of armed conflict to do so. Lincoln fights and wins the Civil War, to have Biden say “yeah, well, the War only allowed them to do what I said four years ago, which was free the slaves.”

It totally scares me that this idiot would be heartbeat away from the Presidency. And he’s bringing “foreign affairs knowledge” to the ticket?


6 posted on 09/08/2008 1:08:29 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: dead

What a surprise, Biden plagarizing again!


7 posted on 09/08/2008 1:08:30 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: dead
Biden's plan for Iraq was to balkinize it...

Correct... three Islamic caliphates versus one, middle-eastern democracy.

8 posted on 09/08/2008 1:08:39 PM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: Jbny

Just keep talking Joe, that’s all we ask of you.


9 posted on 09/08/2008 1:08:56 PM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

Next he’ll be saying he invented the internet...


10 posted on 09/08/2008 1:12:23 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior force is the ONLY cure)
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To: Right Cal Gal
That's a great analogy.

Wishing it so, rather than making it so.

11 posted on 09/08/2008 1:12:42 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Magnum44

LOL


12 posted on 09/08/2008 1:15:13 PM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: Jbny

OBiden is hoping that Woodwards book can make it true ... It won’t but keep hope alive.

Only a foll doesn’t know it was the troops who won the peace, they always do. I hope Bush has another victory rally in October.


13 posted on 09/08/2008 1:15:28 PM PDT by Tarpon (Three things matter when selecting a President - character, character and character.)
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To: Jbny

Almost always, when a liberal wants to claim credit for an idea or bolster a bad one, they reverse the cause-effect logic of an argument.

Joe Biden: The surge has allowed us to allow more local control, not the other way around.

Al Gore: Atmospheric CO2 rises after global temperature rise, not the other way around.

Etc...


14 posted on 09/08/2008 1:20:15 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Jbny

Wasn’t it Gore and Biden who invented the corncob on a string ?


15 posted on 09/08/2008 1:25:28 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 (I.S.L.A.M. = Islams Spiritual Leaders Advocate Murder)
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To: Jbny

Biden, Murtha, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the RATS have done everything they could to cut & run from Iraq, now this clown says we’re winning because of him, laughable!


16 posted on 09/08/2008 1:25:40 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Jbny

Biden - WHO?!


17 posted on 09/08/2008 1:27:17 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Jbny

I would expect nothing less from a plagarist.


18 posted on 09/08/2008 1:29:33 PM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Conceal carry - Don't leave home without it.)
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To: Jbny

Biden is taking credit to a plan he OPPOSED? Typical LIBERAL IDIOT!


19 posted on 09/08/2008 1:30:30 PM PDT by EagleandLiberty (it is time to go BEAR hunting in Georgia, so other REPUBLICS can be safe!!)
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To: Jbny

Yo, Joe. Get with your running mate and get on the same page. Obama’s story is that the surge was more successful than anyone imagined and has provided stability.

BTW - Your running mate didn’t credit you with the current stability in Iraq. You might want to get him to start saying things like that.


20 posted on 09/08/2008 1:35:50 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Democrats are for Change - Let's run through a mine field at night wearing clown shoes!)
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To: Jbny
He also said he was so proud of his son for taking a job making $100,000 for MBNA (to whom he was crafting anti-bankruptcy legislation which favored them) when he could have been working on Wall Street for $150,000 as a graduate from law school.

Hey Joe, $150,000 in New York would have been a pay cut compared to making $100,000 in Wilmington, Delaware, Donkey Boy!
21 posted on 09/08/2008 1:46:19 PM PDT by Mr. Binnacle (Sarah Palin is Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan in a sports bra!)
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To: Jbny

He plagiarizes speeches and now he plagiarizing other people’s deeds.


22 posted on 09/08/2008 2:04:06 PM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: dead

Biden has a great record. Against the gulf war, against the surge, against drilling for oil, against Bork Clarence Thomas, Alito and Roberts. 3rd most liberal voting record in congress. Palin could have a field day with this guy.


23 posted on 09/08/2008 2:07:48 PM PDT by nikos1121 (Mr. Smith is coming back to Washington in the name of Sarah Palin.)
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To: Jbny
The Obama-Biden campaign.


24 posted on 09/08/2008 2:09:20 PM PDT by Pistolshot (Palin has run a state, city, and a business. NObama has only run his mouth.)
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To: Jbny

Since he voted AGAINST the surge, it is now fair to say that

“He was for the surge before he voted against it.”


25 posted on 09/08/2008 2:28:10 PM PDT by Buckhead
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To: Jbny

Victory has many mothers while failure is a bastard.


26 posted on 09/08/2008 2:39:02 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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