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Biden: Iraq one of Obama's 'great achievements'
The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 11, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm

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.

No, really.

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 ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chutzpah; duplicate; hubris; insane; nonsense
Can't make this stuff up.
1 posted on 02/11/2010 8:30:38 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

What the $ell is he smoke’n? Those people have to all be on crack!


2 posted on 02/11/2010 8:32:51 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Senator Goldwater
Biden on Weekend At Larry's .

What a comedic combo.

3 posted on 02/11/2010 8:34:11 AM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Senator Goldwater

For once, we did not hear it was Bush’s fault!


4 posted on 02/11/2010 8:34:31 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Troops come marching home... is this the October Surprise?

I’m series. This could be hugh. It may save The House for the dems.


5 posted on 02/11/2010 8:35:01 AM PST by getitright (If you call this HOPE, can we give despair a shot?)
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To: Senator Goldwater

What an absolute shame we have elected... an absolute
shame. May God help us.


6 posted on 02/11/2010 8:35:27 AM PST by Razmataz
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To: Senator Goldwater

Delusional.


7 posted on 02/11/2010 8:36:18 AM PST by cranked
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To: Senator Goldwater
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.

And Zero had absolutely nothing to do with that, Biden!!

What a dolt!!!!

8 posted on 02/11/2010 8:39:49 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Senator Goldwater

OMG! And Larry didn’t call him out on it, I’m sure.


9 posted on 02/11/2010 8:40:12 AM PST by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Good ‘Ole Joe certainly does love the spotlight.


10 posted on 02/11/2010 8:40:28 AM PST by FourPeas ([F]or hostility is a relation and an enemy is not a total stranger. C.S. Lewis, Perelandra)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Even an L.A. Times reporter sees through this? Now that is a miracle.


11 posted on 02/11/2010 8:40:39 AM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: cranked

Only if he really believes it.


12 posted on 02/11/2010 8:40:47 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 385 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

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

twice


13 posted on 02/11/2010 8:40:48 AM PST by silverleaf (My Proposed Federal Budget is $29.99)
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To: Senator Goldwater

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 Obama’s 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.


14 posted on 02/11/2010 8:44:54 AM PST by Retain Mike
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To: Senator Goldwater
...but Iraq was/is Bush's fault! {And we had that thing virtually won (I was there in `08) and any 'backsliding' in that arena lays squarely on the [lack of] leadership in the WH/Joint-Chiefs/Generals.}
15 posted on 02/11/2010 8:48:14 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Retain Mike

Well stated.


16 posted on 02/11/2010 8:49:24 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater; Revolting cat!

Bjorn on third, thinks he hit a triple.


17 posted on 02/11/2010 8:50:46 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: FourPeas

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.

Speechless...


18 posted on 02/11/2010 8:50:53 AM PST by cups
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To: Senator Goldwater

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!


19 posted on 02/11/2010 8:51:47 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: silverleaf

“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

twice”

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.

Jen


20 posted on 02/11/2010 8:53:02 AM PST by Jenny Hatch (Mormon Mommy Blogger)
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To: Senator Goldwater
Biden: Iraq one of Obama's 'great achievements'

WHAT A FREAKIN' IDIOT!!!

21 posted on 02/11/2010 8:53:08 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Senator Goldwater

“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.


22 posted on 02/11/2010 8:53:28 AM PST by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Joe finds him a parade to get out front of.

That dog won’t hunt, Joe.


23 posted on 02/11/2010 8:54:54 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: proud American in Canada
Larry didn’t call him out

LK has been a CGI for the past 15 years. You didn't know?

24 posted on 02/11/2010 8:56:45 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: Jenny Hatch

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!


25 posted on 02/11/2010 8:56:53 AM PST by silverleaf (My Proposed Federal Budget is $29.99)
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To: Erik Latranyi

LOL, funny!


26 posted on 02/11/2010 8:59:38 AM PST by quesera (We are so screwed!!)
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To: silverleaf
Good point- Sarah should use this!

I think she did in their debate.

27 posted on 02/11/2010 9:14:09 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

Hey plugs... FU and your boss.

LLS


28 posted on 02/11/2010 9:24:37 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Senator Goldwater

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.


29 posted on 02/11/2010 9:25:09 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Biden amazes me, especially considering all Obama did was continue the withdrawal plans that were already in place by Bush.


30 posted on 02/11/2010 9:31:59 AM PST by Wee-Weed Up
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To: Senator Goldwater
Does anyone in his right mind believe that Obama had anything to do with the success in Iraq? The success of Iraq was due to Bush and Petraeus. Obama, Biden, and the entire democratic party declared Iraq a mistake and wanted to withdraw immediately. They declared Iraq a lost cause.
31 posted on 02/11/2010 10:12:18 AM PST by Nosterrex
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To: Senator Goldwater
Biden
32 posted on 02/11/2010 10:34:52 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Nosterrex
Obama voted against it, so did Biden, then they take credit for it working.

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.

33 posted on 02/11/2010 10:42:34 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Let us pray that the American people aren’t going to fall for it. Surely, the average voter has to be smarter than this.


34 posted on 02/11/2010 10:43:48 AM PST by Nosterrex
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To: silverleaf
"Joe was the smart democrat foreign policy expert who wanted to divide Iraq into 3 parts because a united Iraq was ungovernable"

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.

35 posted on 02/11/2010 12:00:09 PM PST by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: silverleaf

Lied about the drunk driver too, if I recall.


36 posted on 02/11/2010 12:02:40 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: uncommonsense

Interesting, that

“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


37 posted on 02/11/2010 12:04:13 PM PST by silverleaf (My Proposed Federal Budget is $29.99)
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To: getitright

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.


38 posted on 02/11/2010 12:20:57 PM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

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!


39 posted on 02/11/2010 12:47:30 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: silverleaf

Sarah should use this...

She did, I read about it in her book.

Jen


40 posted on 02/12/2010 9:46:30 AM PST by Jenny Hatch (Mormon Mommy Blogger)
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