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Joe Biden: Iraqis on own if violence flares
Politico ^ | 7/5/09 | MIKE ALLEN

Posted on 07/05/2009 12:48:45 PM PDT by Nachum

Vice President Joseph Biden told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview taped in Iraq on Saturday for "This Week" that the United States does not intend to slow its withdrawal plan in Iraq even if violence spikes after U.S. troops leave.

Asked what happens "if the violence flares up again," the vice president replied, Well, that's going to be a tragic outcome for the Iraqi people. We made a commitment."

Stephanopoulos then asked, "are we going to put our lives on the line again," if violence flares back up in Iraq, and Biden flatly said "no."

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; biden; iraq; iraqis; joe; postwariraq; violence; vpbiden
That's right sucka's- you're on your own
1 posted on 07/05/2009 12:48:46 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; Free ThinkerNY; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 07/05/2009 12:49:11 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

About dam time.


3 posted on 07/05/2009 12:49:24 PM PDT by BGHater (Insanity is voting for Republicans and expecting Conservatism.)
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To: Nachum

No surprise. It’s exactly what the Dems to to South Viet Nam.


4 posted on 07/05/2009 12:50:02 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Nachum

Do they come any more stupid than Slow joe?


5 posted on 07/05/2009 12:50:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("A new Dark Ages made all the more terrible and prolonged by the sinister powers of science.")
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To: Nachum

Is this what’s called the “North Vietnamese Plan”, Joe?


6 posted on 07/05/2009 12:50:44 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Nachum

Yeah - But then again, I don’t know what to think anymore, when I hear _Biden_ say something. I’ve heard too much of the _other_ stuff that Biden has said. I guess I wonder whether to even take him seriously sometimes, anymore.


7 posted on 07/05/2009 12:52:25 PM PDT by zorro8987 (i support IDF)
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To: Nachum
Reminds me of when we told South Vietnam we would be there for them if bad things happened and we never went back and tens if not hundreds of thousands died.

Then to on Democrats unwilling to send help.

This is traditional Democrat playbook stuff.

The sooner they are made extinct as a party along with their corrupt unions, lawyers and government employees, the better IMO.

8 posted on 07/05/2009 12:52:30 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Nachum

I’m really surprised Biden is being allowed to speak again?


9 posted on 07/05/2009 12:52:31 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Nachum

Democrats are our worst enemy.


10 posted on 07/05/2009 12:53:32 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (...and never forget that!)
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To: zorro8987
. I guess I wonder whether to even take him seriously sometimes, anymore.

I suppse its rude to bring this up, but he did have brain surgery, didn't he? Was he always such a loose-lipped cannon?

11 posted on 07/05/2009 12:53:35 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: Lurker
Yup. And we know how that all turned out. Vietnam is communist. So, Iraq will become an izzlumic rag head leader wearer lead country.
12 posted on 07/05/2009 12:54:19 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (SUPPORT THE TROOPS!!! VOTE AGAINST DIMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: Nachum

Can Hondurans be left alone too, Joe?


13 posted on 07/05/2009 12:54:50 PM PDT by omega4179 (Not my Communist in Chief.)
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To: Nachum
I say a Saddam Hussein type will be in power about 6 months after American troops are withdrawn.

If my prediction is true I wonder what the American people will think of "The Divine One" and his Apostles?

14 posted on 07/05/2009 12:55:41 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Nachum
Iraq not on 'bottom shelf': Biden

Times of India

WASHINGTON: Vice President Joe Biden vowed Saturday that the United States will not put Iraq on the "bottom shelf," even as the US military ramps up operations in Afghanistan and crises rumble on in North Korea, Iran and Pakistan.

Speaking shortly after his departure from Baghdad, Biden told a White House pool reporter that Iraq's political leaders were "very concerned that... they would be on the front burner."

Biden said he responded to the worries by saying: "Well, you're not," citing his presence in the country, where he assumed a new position as President Barack Obama's point man on Iraq, as a sign of the US commitment.

"To quote one of the four principals with whom I met: 'With your concerns with Afghanistan, Pakistan, Korea, we were concerned we were moved to the bottom shelf,'" Biden said, relating Iraqi fears.

15 posted on 07/05/2009 12:56:24 PM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Nachum

Walk softly, but carry a big stick, but make sure you let everybody know that you won’t use the stick.
Spend a lot of time talking about how you intend to make the stick smaller.
Spend even more time apologizing for even having the stick you assure everyone you never intend to use.

Now start negotiations.


16 posted on 07/05/2009 12:58:48 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Nachum

As long as we are still there and our heavy equipment is on location, perhaps our folks could go ahead and dig mass grave sites all over the country, because they are going to be needed. Biden just gave the bad guys the green light.

Seriously, with that kind of message made public, we really should get EVERY single one of our Troops out, NOW.

We should then do the same with Afghanistan, because this administration is just going to screw things up and get even more of our Troops killed, before they publicly order a cut and run.


17 posted on 07/05/2009 1:02:41 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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To: Nachum

18 posted on 07/05/2009 1:02:42 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: Nachum
I keep thinking of the South Vietnamese after we left.

Many died...

19 posted on 07/05/2009 1:03:40 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Nachum

We cannot babysit the Iraqis forever.


20 posted on 07/05/2009 1:11:52 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Schnucki

If Joe Biden has been sent out to deal with Iraq.... They’re bottom shelf.


21 posted on 07/05/2009 1:15:16 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I believe that the Shias and the Sunnis and the Kurds will always fight, with some more mixed in. That was my beginning prediction.


22 posted on 07/05/2009 1:20:42 PM PDT by tessalu (Obama should not ever fool us again.)
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To: Nachum
Biden talks to Iraqis like they're a flock of fly-slapping goatherds. Biden’s treachery will not go unnoticed by U.S. troops who invested years of blood, sweat and tears into this cause. If only the practical advantages of a free Iraq are considered they include:

(1)Iraq is a non-OPEC, 3-million-barrels-a-day oil producer and is expected to pump 5 million per day in the next few years. U.S. DOE says: “Iraq’s proven oil reserves are 115 billion barrels. . .largely based on 2-D seismic data from nearly three decades ago. Geologists. . .estimated that relatively unexplored territory in the western and southern deserts may contain an estimated additional 45 to 100 billion barrels (bbls) of recoverable oil.

(2) A population of more than 30 million provides a big market in Iraq for U.S. goods and services.

(3) The Iraqi military is trained and is being re-armed with U.S. weapons and systems. This makes Iraq a future U.S. arms customer as well as a military force whose doctrines, tactics and technology can integrate with U.S. forces when necessary.

23 posted on 07/05/2009 1:20:59 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Nachum
"Stephanopoulos then asked, "are we going to put our lives on the line again," if violence flares back up in Iraq, and Biden flatly said "no.""

As if little liberal weasels like Stephie and Biden EVER put their lives on the line.

Their job is passing judgment on those who show real courage.

24 posted on 07/05/2009 1:21:50 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (E)
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To: Nachum
The white flag waving begins.

Just tell the enemy exactly what we won't do, just so long as they increase the violence.

Viet Nam all over again.

Thanks Dems, I knew we could count on you to abandon another struggling ally and show the world America cannot be trusted.

It’s Time To Be America Again

25 posted on 07/05/2009 1:34:12 PM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: Nachum

Joe Biden, our own court jester.


26 posted on 07/05/2009 1:57:19 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: A CA Guy

I learned a long time ago never to trust or rely on my country when bullets started flying if Democrats were in charge.


27 posted on 07/05/2009 1:59:21 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: DakotaRed
Viet Nam all over again.

Thanks Dems, I knew we could count on you to abandon another struggling ally and show the world America cannot be trusted.

 


28 posted on 07/05/2009 2:17:50 PM PDT by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Dapper 26

You’d think biden would shut his piehole. After all, his son beau is still stationed in iraq.


29 posted on 07/05/2009 2:21:27 PM PDT by yorkie01
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To: Lurker

Case-Church Amendment.


30 posted on 07/05/2009 3:07:59 PM PDT by CondiArmy
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To: yorkie01
You’d think biden would shut his piehole. After all, his son beau is still stationed in iraq.

Not to put down anyone's service, especially in Iraq, but Biden's son is a JAG and not in the combat arms. He's not exactly going in harm's way. If this was Vietnam, he'd be called a REMF.

This tour is his resume builder for when he is awarded the Senate seat that was arranged for him by his father and is held by some doofus hack place-holder.

31 posted on 07/05/2009 4:12:54 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: Dapper 26

“our own court jester” -—

Breitbart has something about Biden —

—— snip ————

Yesterday, Independence Day, Vice President Joe Biden attended a naturalization ceremony at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq. During the ceremony 237 U.S. servicemen from 59 countries, including Iraq, were sworn in as citizens of the United States of America. At the conclusion of this solemn, undoubtedly moving and inspirational occasion, and in the presence of his own son Beau (currently serving in the 261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Delaware Army National Guard), this is what the Vice President of the United States had to say: ”As corny as it sounds,” he told the troops, “[expletive], I’m proud to be an American!”

-— snip ——

But if there’s one person, in one scenario, who should never, ever feel that it’s corny to be proud to be an American, it would be:

- The Vice President of the United States.
- Surrounded by hundreds of U.S. servicemen and women.
- Who have just become U.S. citizens.
- In a war zone.
- On Independence Day.

—— end snip ————


32 posted on 07/05/2009 10:45:22 PM PDT by zorro8987 (i support Special Olympics!)
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To: zorro8987

Nothing that comes out of Biden’s mouth surprises me. He’s certainly in the top 10 of Useless Idiots in Washington and there’s a ton of them in Congress.


33 posted on 07/06/2009 8:45:52 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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