Skip to comments.The problem with Joe Biden taking credit for Iraq
Posted on 02/14/2010 1:39:13 PM PST by aquapub
Usually, people just roll their eyes and dismiss Joe "the plagiarist" Biden's egregious misstatements of the facts and tone-deaf blunders as him simply being the oblivious habitual gaffe machine we've all been warned about...
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
It’s easy to laugh at Biden now but he is just setting up talking points so that history can be rewritten in the future. Al Gore was very critical of Iraq back in the 1990’s then later accused Bush of lying about the threat. Clinton launched cruise missiles at them three times but later said he never considered Iraq to be part of the war on terror. Liberals are great at rewriting history.
“Stand up Saddam! Let ‘em see ya!”
excellent summary. The departure of combat troops by summer 2010 was negotiated by Bush administration with Iraqi leaders before Bush left office. I guess Obama considers a success to be something already in place that he didn’t ruin.
The Progressive liars like Biden appeal to folks that are too lazy to expend any energy to dig out the truth or are too stupid to recognize the truth when it is obvious. To them, a lie told often enough becomes the truth, like global warming.
The left not only has the DBM on its side, but works the internet to their lying advantage. Every statement ever made shows up on a google search. The more times they lie, the more hits show up with their false statements. They can even admit it was a lie a few days later, but there are still thousands of places that already quoted their lies and almost none for the retraction.
They consider themselves clever. What they are is evil. A lie for the good of the party is a good....standard communist party theory.
"The most important op-ed piece of the year, Herbits told him, was probably the one in the NYT the previous month by Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., the Delaware Democrat and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Les Gelb, the former president of the Council on Foreign Relations.
"Rumsfeld began taking notes.
"Biden and Gelb had proposed an option between staying the course indefinitely and bringing the troops home on some kind of timetable, Herbits noted. This would be done by establishing three largely autonomous regions, one each for the Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis, who would make their own domestic laws and be responsible for security in their regions. The central government in Baghdad would control border security, foreign affairs and oil revenues. Iraq was already heading toward partition and this loose federalism of three ethnic states was developing on its own.
"Herbits said that the current concept of an integrated national police was not working at all, and the sectarian militias were increasingly powerful and violent. Tens of thousands of Iraqis were migrating on their own to ethnic regions already, he said, and the voting by foot was more important than any of the highly touted elections. Events were already taking Iraq in this direction and it might be impossible to stop. U.S. policy could effectively embrace it. This, he noted, was the conclusion of a forthcoming book by Peter W. Galbraith, an expert with two decades of experience with Iraq, called The End of Iraq..... "It is an exit strategy, " Herbits told the secretary, and the administration frankly did not have a viable one. "It would be something this administration could adopt in the name of freedom and self-determination. And they could call it victory."
Wow! This author really know how to make a great argument. I wish we could memorize these points and become ‘seminar callers’ constantly repeating these truths!