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‘The Taliban, Per Se, Is Not Our Enemy’: VP Biden’s Jaw-Dropping Gaffe
The Blaze ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Buck Sexton

Posted on 12/19/2011 11:56:47 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Joe Biden has a long history of verbal flubs, but this one may take the cake.

‘The Taliban, per se, is not our enemy,” Biden said.

That’s right. The Vice-President of the United States, initially added to the Obama campaign to add foreign policy gravitas to the ticket, has come out and questioned whether the Taliban are our enemy.

Let’s get right to the context, which the media will inevitably hype in an effort to conflate an amazing gaffe with straight-talkin’, straight-shooting’ foreign policy from the VP.

Biden was answering questions from Les Gelb for a Newsweek interview, the full text of which you can read here. The subject matter of the interview ranged considerably across the foreign policy spectrum from Afghanistan to Iran and China.

But it was on Afghanistan that the Vice President uttered the particularly shocking line about the Taliban. Biden was apparently addressing the reconciliation process in Afghanistan, which could mean a brokered peace with the Taliban. Specifically, he said:

“Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy because it threatens U.S. interests. If, in fact, the Taliban is able to collapse the existing government, which is cooperating with us in keeping the bad guys from being able to do damage to us, then that becomes a problem for us.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: biden; democrats; dhimmicrats; enemy; joebiden; liberalfascism; surrendersoetero; taliban

1 posted on 12/19/2011 11:56:50 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yes, I agree, to Joe Biden and Obama, the Taliban is not the enemy. To this American, Joe and Barry are enemies to the Union, just like their allies, the Taliban.

Both have as a goal the overthrow of Free America. So they are allies in the same cause.


2 posted on 12/19/2011 12:01:01 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Perhaps NOW and other feminist groups would like to take a stab at this? Lets help them....Mr. Vice President, How does this fit with the public pronouncement that our foreign aid decisions will be governed by Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender rights as stated by the State Department and the office of the President?


3 posted on 12/19/2011 12:01:05 PM PST by colonialhk (Put them in green jails doing green jobs)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Vice-President to an islamist.


4 posted on 12/19/2011 12:02:12 PM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Gaffe-O-Matic gaffes gallantly like gay, Gallic gadfly genuflecting with glee!


5 posted on 12/19/2011 12:03:31 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ya, but he’s the Demwits “expert” on foreign affairs. God help us all...


6 posted on 12/19/2011 12:03:39 PM PST by donozark (My son is Inmate of the Month at the Taney County Jail...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
‘The Taliban, per se, is not our enemy,” Biden said.

"He's right!" Ron-Paul Ahmanutjob agreed.

7 posted on 12/19/2011 12:04:30 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (RoPaul is the Jeremiah Wright of the Republican party.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am amazed at the things that can come out of a leftist democrat’s mouth that is completely ignored by the communist mainstream media idiots. If a concervative would pull the same gaffs it would be front page news.


8 posted on 12/19/2011 12:05:53 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“‘The Taliban, per se, is not our enemy,” Biden said. “

The Tea Party is the real threat.

9 posted on 12/19/2011 12:07:35 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I say,per se,that bourbon is our friend- Joe “happy hour”
Biden.


10 posted on 12/19/2011 12:08:42 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

CNN-ABC/Disney-NBC-CBS-Faux-PMSNBC haven’t reported this, so therefore Biden didn’t say it.

It’s all a matter of perspective, doncha know...


11 posted on 12/19/2011 12:09:15 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like his boss


12 posted on 12/19/2011 12:09:32 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
STAND UP JOE!
13 posted on 12/19/2011 12:11:36 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Kim Jong-Il is still dead, and Joe Biden is still stupid.


14 posted on 12/19/2011 12:11:46 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

According to Joe Biden and the left, the reason why ‘the Taliban per se is not our enemy’ are because of the following reasons:

1) Christianity and the crusades invading traditional Islamic lands(Islamic self Defense)

2) Greedy oil corporations/Defense contractors manipulating the government into declaring war on Middle Eastern lands for more drilling rights/testing military hardware (exploitative capitalism)

3) propaganda by FoxNews and Talk Radio (conservatives)

4) Unenlightened US citizens who fail to grasp diversity and multiculturalism of the world as taught by academia while portrayed by Hollywood

5) Mankind is a victim of circumstances(Humanism)


15 posted on 12/19/2011 12:15:09 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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I'm feelin' ya Joe.

16 posted on 12/19/2011 12:16:59 PM PST by newheart (Newt's a loose cannon, but at least he knows who the real target is.)
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To: exit82
Kim Jong-Il is still dead, and Joe Biden is still stupid.

And you can't fix either!

17 posted on 12/19/2011 12:17:37 PM PST by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

18 posted on 12/19/2011 12:19:16 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: All

Thanks Joe, for making 2012 loads easier.....


19 posted on 12/19/2011 12:19:31 PM PST by Maverick68
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When you are carrying out an agenda, sometimes separating fact from fiction gets in the way.


20 posted on 12/19/2011 12:20:19 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This all had to be by design...Find the stupidest white whack left liberal for V.P. to make Obama look good....they succeeded.


21 posted on 12/19/2011 12:23:46 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Simply an intended distraction from Obambi's 17 day vacation. Keep talking and distracting Joe. The chosen one will come back and take credit for the death of Kim Jong. Gunner
22 posted on 12/19/2011 12:24:12 PM PST by weps4ret (Democrats + Liberal Stream Media = Blood Liable)
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To: weps4ret

Just a heartbeat away from the presidency? OMG!


23 posted on 12/19/2011 12:28:24 PM PST by Walrus (Big government is the natural enemy of liberty)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
And they say Ron Paul is out of touch on foreign policy...
24 posted on 12/19/2011 1:06:51 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Translation:

We will cut any deal with the Taliban to get this “good war” over with before the election.

Karzai probably realizes this ans is trimming his sails to the prevailing wind.


25 posted on 12/19/2011 1:09:49 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: American in Israel

It’s interesting that the author describes it as a “gaffe.” He didn’t sound like he was engaging in a gaffe, it sounded like he was making a very clear and precise explanation of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy stance.

A “gaffe” is spelling “potatoe” - and that’s certainly not what this was.


26 posted on 12/19/2011 1:10:31 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Most of this administration’s policies are gaffs!

That doesn’t mean they’re unintentional!


27 posted on 12/19/2011 1:10:39 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
. . . . initially added to the Obama campaign to add foreign policy gravitas to the ticket . . . . .

Where to begin?? "Foreign policy gravitas!!?? BiteMe lacks gravitas from his bed to his bedroom door!! Zero was truly grasping at straws (and got the SHORTEST one!) when he added BiteMe!!

What a (pair of) maroon(s)!!!

28 posted on 12/19/2011 1:35:18 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

[[‘The Taliban, Per Se, Is Not Our Enemy’: VP Biden’s Jaw-Dropping Gaffe]]

Regardless of whether they are or are not our enemy, one thing’s for certain, Joe:

YOU are an “enemy” of Western Civilization for embracing such stupidity.

And a quisling, to boot!


29 posted on 12/19/2011 1:36:36 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This doesn’t sound like a gaffe to me. It sounds like he’s laying the groundwork for justifying whatever horrible deal they’re about to make with the enemy.


30 posted on 12/19/2011 1:51:22 PM PST by rake ("more rubble, less trouble" VD Hanson)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why do we continue to strike everything he says as gaffes?


31 posted on 12/19/2011 1:56:11 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy because it threatens U.S. interests. If, in fact, the Taliban is able to collapse the existing government, which is cooperating with us in keeping the bad guys from being able to do damage to us, then that becomes a problem for us.”

Negotiate. Negotiate. Dance to the music.


32 posted on 12/19/2011 2:30:27 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Slow Joe strikes again.


33 posted on 12/19/2011 3:30:28 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Joe Biden is not, per se, intelligent, or even sentient.

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.


34 posted on 12/19/2011 6:29:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
People in NY and LA: the next time you get hit by a terrorist attack, it's gonna be really, really bad. I want you to remember, then, that you helped elect bozos like this to high office.

It doesn't only matter who the President is when the terrorists hit us, it also matters what hand he was dealt by the fools who preceded him in office.

This idiot, and his boss, the other idiot, are doing things NOW that will kill Americans BY THE THOUSANDS someday. Maybe it will happen during their administration, and maybe it won't, but it will be because of them and their feckless incompetence!

35 posted on 12/19/2011 8:05:13 PM PST by Campion ("It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins." -- Franklin)
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To: Campion
‘The Taliban, Per Se, Is Not Our Enemy’: VP Biden

Then, who, Joe, is our enemy in Afghanistan?

Who is it that our troops are fighting?

If it's not the Taliban, then what the hell are they doing there?

36 posted on 12/19/2011 8:17:59 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We know that obama will run in 2012 but will he pick Joe Biden to run on the ticket?


37 posted on 12/19/2011 8:23:48 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The libs are having a blast with this one. Especially saying that Reagan armed the Taliban and Bin Laden. I say time to post at 92 other articles quoting the Vice Clown.


38 posted on 12/20/2011 2:48:58 AM PST by huldah1776
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