Skip to comments.Biden Tapped to Oversee Political Reconciliation in Iraq
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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Is that as far away as they could get him?
I thought that Jackass was supposed to be monitoring the TARP money!
Perhaps he will push for “The Villiages” style settlements...
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!
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.
This is by far the funniest thing I’ve read all day!
“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...”
Don’t worry, Joey will screw this assignment up, too!
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
Oh Lord. They might as well do a complete withdrawal. That retard will screw it up big time. Mark my words.
There are some posts to which you just can’t reply!
Stand up achmed! Hey, where are ya - gotta love ya!
First, he’ll divide the country into 3 parts .....
Stand Up, Joe.
Oh, THIS oughta be interesting!
“Iraq is officially screwed.”
Almost as badly as we are.
if there was one move that the Dems could make to screw the place up post-surge, this is certainly it
Not from you, anyway.
How do things seem to you today ? Keep safe ... hugs!
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.
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