Skip to comments.Biden: Iraq one of Obama's 'great achievements'
Posted on 02/11/2010 8:30:38 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
VP Biden went on CNN to chat with Larry King Wednesday.
Many recall Biden's plans to give in to Iraq's fractious factions and carve the country into three territories. And even more probably recall Biden's boss' plan to halt the Iraq war years ago.
Plus, of course, Obama's vehement opposition to the 2007 troop surge of you-know-who from Texas that Obama knew for certain was only going to worsen sectarian strife there.
Well, of course, it didn't turn out that way, thanks in large measure to the brave service of U.S. troops who served and helped peace to break out despite the loud political acrimony back home over their role.
Now, the Obama-Biden pair that opposed the Iraq war and its tactics and predicted their failure is prepared to accept credit for its success.
It seems that Biden is certain now that Iraq will turn out to be one of the Obama administration's greatest achievements.
Here's how Biden put it to Lar:
I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.
I spent -- I've been there 17 times now. I go about every two months -- three months. I know every one of the major players in all the segments of that society. It's impressed me. I've been impressed how they have been deciding to use the political process rather than guns to settle their differences.
Biden did not elaborate on what all the administration's other "great achievements" were so far.
No doubt, Iraqis too are very thankful for that 2008 election.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...
What the $ell is he smoke’n? Those people have to all be on crack!
What a comedic combo.
For once, we did not hear it was Bush’s fault!
Troops come marching home... is this the October Surprise?
I’m series. This could be hugh. It may save The House for the dems.
What an absolute shame we have elected... an absolute
shame. May God help us.
And Zero had absolutely nothing to do with that, Biden!!
What a dolt!!!!
OMG! And Larry didn’t call him out on it, I’m sure.
Good ‘Ole Joe certainly does love the spotlight.
Even an L.A. Times reporter sees through this? Now that is a miracle.
Only if he really believes it.
Joe was the smart democrat foreign policy expert who wanted to divide Iraq into 3 parts because a united Iraq was ungovernable
but then, Joe Biden is also the guy who voted against the Alaska pipeline
Biden did not mention numerous obstacles overcome here. The Democratic Party, traditional media, and others continually proclaimed Iraq a quagmire, and demanded immediate U.S. withdrawal. Joe Biden promoted Iraq disunion into three separate countries. Jack Murtha received the Profiles in Courage award for falsely accusing U.S. Marines of being cold blooded killers. When Lt. General Petraeus appeared for Senate confirmation this Princeton PhD provided a splendid dissertation for using classic counterinsurgency tactics to win in Iraq; tactics consistently victorious when not politically subverted. Hillary Clinton said listening to him required a suspension of disbelief, asked no questions, and presented her own perspective of a failed and hopeless mission.
July 2007 heralded Obamas last noteworthy Iraq involvement when he, Biden, Clinton, etal co-sponsored the Levin-Reed Amendment requiring most troops leave by April 2008. Passage would have precluded achievements he now embraces. Beginning in 2007 with the Al Anbar Awakening and throughout 2008, Iraqi people and leaders experienced deliverance from lives dominated by assassins stalking them and their families. Iraqis witnessed national institution ascendance in providing personal and material security.
Bjorn on third, thinks he hit a triple.
This man is second in Command of this country.
This statement has seriously left me enraged and speechless. I can’t believe the media hasn’t picked up on this and is not being blasted from the rooftops.
This is nobama Bizarro world stuff. These lib morons fought success every step of the way...and then have the gall to claim it as one of their greatest successes. feh!
“Joe was the smart democrat foreign policy expert who wanted to divide Iraq into 3 parts because a united Iraq was ungovernable
but then, Joe Biden is also the guy who voted against the Alaska pipeline
And as Ann Coulter claimed back in the day, this was the modern equivelent of voting against the invention of the wheel.
He is such a poser.
WHAT A FREAKIN' IDIOT!!!
“I am very optimistic about — about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration.”
Uncontrollable dishonesty wrapped in monumental arrogance topped off with desperation beyond decorum.
Joe finds him a parade to get out front of.
That dog won’t hunt, Joe.
LK has been a CGI for the past 15 years. You didn't know?
LOL! IF the wheel were to come to a vote today, the libs would vote against it because it contributes to global warming!
Or refer it to the EPA for an environmental impact study (which it would fail...)
Good point- Sarah should use this!
I think she did in their debate.
Hey plugs... FU and your boss.
This is an LAT “blog.” Does that mean that regular readers of the newspaper don’t get to see it?
Biden is SUCH a jerk, it’s hard to see how even a CNN audience could swallow this. But I suppose there are few limits to the stupidity of CNN viewers—those that remain.
Biden amazes me, especially considering all Obama did was continue the withdrawal plans that were already in place by Bush.
Sort of like Clinton, taking credit for the booming Reagan economy and heavy revenues enjoyed by the Government during the ‘90’s, that the Internet and Microsoft clearly created.
Let us pray that the American people aren’t going to fall for it. Surely, the average voter has to be smarter than this.
You've got to give Biden credit. The suggestion of dividing the country caused the three major factions to voice their first unanimous policy decision - Joe Biden is a friggin idiot and we won't pursue his suggestion to break into 3 independent, easily concurable countries.
What an embarrassment to the USA! Even dumb a$$ Nobama rolls his eyes at Joe Blow.
Lied about the drunk driver too, if I recall.
“We got to take care of business before some idiot in the US Government really screws things up”
Kind of like “Camp David”, and Sadat and Begin deciding to come to terms before the incompetent Carter and his team screwed up everything
Ya think? I doubt it. I don’t think they want Caesar’s Legions anywhere on the home peninsula when they are gearing up to steal another election.
That last stroke must’ve really tweaked Joe’s brain? Sorry Joe Obama had nothing to do with how Iaq turned out because it was turned over to him in this shape. Now if you want to take credit for all of the latest bombings be my guest!
Sarah should use this...
She did, I read about it in her book.
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