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Biden Tapped to Oversee Political Reconciliation in Iraq
FOX News ^ | June 30, 2009

Posted on 06/30/2009 11:58:50 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

As a senator, Joe Biden had pushed a plan to partition Iraq. Now the White House wants him to lead efforts toward political reconciliation in the war-torn country.

Vice President Biden, who as a senator advocated a plan to partition Iraq, has been tapped to oversee political reconciliation among Iraqi factions, the White House announced Tuesday.

As the U.S. military met its deadline to withdraw from Iraqi cities, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama asked his No. 2 to work with Gen. Ray Odierno, the top commander in Iraq, and Amb. Christopher Hill on mending fences in Iraq.

Biden would be "working with the Iraqis toward overcoming their political differences and achieving the type of reconciliation that we all understand has yet to fully take place, but needs to take place," Gibbs said.

Gibbs said Biden has "always been an active participant" in Iraqi reconstruction efforts.

"I think, given his knowledge of the region, the number of times he's been there, he's perfectly suited for this type of role," Gibbs said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bho44; iraq; postwariraq; sovereigntyday; vpbiden

1 posted on 06/30/2009 11:58:50 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is that as far away as they could get him?


2 posted on 06/30/2009 12:00:22 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I thought that Jackass was supposed to be monitoring the TARP money!


3 posted on 06/30/2009 12:01:26 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Perhaps he will push for “The Villiages” style settlements...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmRXH7RkCZQ";


4 posted on 06/30/2009 12:02:25 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Send Joe into Iraq where he will be away from cameras and microphones. Great strateegery! They’ll probably also fit him with one of those defective shrapnel vests. Poor Joe, he was so much fun at parties!


5 posted on 06/30/2009 12:03:05 PM PDT by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

HAHAHA! Poor effing Iraqis.

Yup, the very model of a subtle, polished and nuanced diplo.

Like when he threw a tantrum at a dinner hosted by Karzai in Kabul last year. A true radiant and shining brilliant moment in the annals of the USA.

And to send in a guy who advocated the partition of Iraq is well, literally lighting a match in a fireworks depot.


6 posted on 06/30/2009 12:03:39 PM PDT by swarthyguy ("We may be crazy in Pakistan, but not completely out of our minds," ISI Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Iraq is officially screwed.
7 posted on 06/30/2009 12:04:38 PM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is by far the funniest thing I’ve read all day!


8 posted on 06/30/2009 12:05:54 PM PDT by rangerwife
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Oh, yeah, Joe, and here’s how you look for mines. Stick your fingers in your ears and start stamping the ground in front of you...”


9 posted on 06/30/2009 12:06:00 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: avacado

Don’t worry, Joey will screw this assignment up, too!


10 posted on 06/30/2009 12:06:08 PM PDT by A. Morgan (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. Lawrence)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gibbs said Biden has "always been an active participant" in Iraqi reconstruction efforts.

Ever since President Nixon sent him on a covert mission to Iraq, on Christmas Day 1967. Or was that Neil Kinnock in the Oval Office with a cigar?

Anyway, God Bless America sings Joe Biden

11 posted on 06/30/2009 12:08:56 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh Lord. They might as well do a complete withdrawal. That retard will screw it up big time. Mark my words.


12 posted on 06/30/2009 12:10:33 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There are some posts to which you just can’t reply!


13 posted on 06/30/2009 12:12:38 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Stand up achmed! Hey, where are ya - gotta love ya!


14 posted on 06/30/2009 12:13:00 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

First, he’ll divide the country into 3 parts .....

Stand Up, Joe.


15 posted on 06/30/2009 12:17:59 PM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh, THIS oughta be interesting!


16 posted on 06/30/2009 12:35:44 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: xcamel

“Iraq is officially screwed.”

Almost as badly as we are.


17 posted on 06/30/2009 12:37:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

if there was one move that the Dems could make to screw the place up post-surge, this is certainly it


18 posted on 06/30/2009 1:15:10 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Ummm...errrr...gee, thanks, Joe, but Iraq really doesn't need any "help."

Not from you, anyway.

19 posted on 06/30/2009 1:36:06 PM PDT by Allegra ( Iran Azadi! Stand Tall, Iraq and Godspeed.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This doesn't mean that Biden's going to be like...moving here or anything...right?
20 posted on 06/30/2009 1:38:24 PM PDT by Allegra ( Iran Azadi! Stand Tall, Iraq and Godspeed.)
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To: Allegra
Thank you, Allegra, and CONGRATULATIONS on this special and historic day!

I'll always be grateful to Pres. George W. Bush and our incredible military and contractors for all they endured to bring this day to reality. God bless the Iraqis with the smarts, strength and fortitude to protect and preserve the supreme gift of American treasure that was shed for the chance for their freedom. May they always be grateful.

How do things seem to you today ? Keep safe ... hugs!


21 posted on 06/30/2009 3:10:45 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: xcamel
It's even worse than most think.

Biden is just being tasked with Iraq; he's taking over the Iraq portfolio from the moronic snob TOTUS.

In other words, Iraq is officially off of the TOTUS' to-do list.

22 posted on 06/30/2009 6:39:44 PM PDT by manapua
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