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FLASHBACK: VP Biden: Iraq “Could Be One of the Great Achievements of This Administration”
ABC News ^ | 2/11/10 | Matt Loffman

Posted on 06/12/2014 4:56:56 AM PDT by nhwingut

On Larry King Live last night, Vice President Joe Biden said Iraq "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."

The vice president said he’d been to Iraq 17 times and visits the country every three months or so. "I know every one of the major players in all the segments of that society" he said. "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."

At the briefing today, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked about Biden calling Iraq one of the great potential achievements of the Obama administration given that Biden had previously advocated that the country should be divided into thirds and split among Kurds, Shiites, and Sunnis, and then-Sen. Obama opposing the surge of US troops that many experts argue helped bring stability that allowed the reconciliation process to continue.

In fact, in January 2007 then-Sen. Obama said that he was "not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence. In fact, I think it will do the reverse."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biden; iraq; obama

1 posted on 06/12/2014 4:56:57 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

As usual, this spot on commentary from our wise VP has put today’s news into proper perspective.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 5:00:32 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: nhwingut
Vice President Joe Biden said Iraq "could be one of the great achievements of this administration.

This utter fool should really check himself into a mental facility. He is obviously in the early stages of Althiemers or he is just plain crazy. Truly frightening he is only a heartbeat away from the presidency.

3 posted on 06/12/2014 5:02:23 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: nhwingut

Surprised Biden could get his foot out of his mouth long enough to put it back in.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 5:03:51 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: nhwingut

Wonder if Biden has a clue that it is Saudi Arabia that is funding this “Islamic” offensive. The Saudis hope to establish an Arabic speaking Sunni confederation composing of large parts of Syria and Iraq to oppose Iran. Post bin Laden al Queda is a Saudi financed international Sunni fighting force.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 5:05:14 AM PDT by allendale
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To: nhwingut
It's going to be hard to frame this as "Bush's Fault™" after the Bush surge worked even under Obama's inept leadership, and Crazy Joe admitted that it had worked. Still, I have confidence in our media - the refrain will be: Bush's Fault™
6 posted on 06/12/2014 5:06:20 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: nhwingut

What a horrible waste of hundreds of billions of dollars, but worst of all, 4500 of our military personnel, and thousands more so severely injured that they will never be the same.

After 9/11, we should have bombed the hell out of half of Saudi Arabia as our answer, and warned them that the next time their Wahabi jihadis messed with us, we would destroy the rest. Peace through strength.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 5:06:59 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

I was there for 13 months flying missions as a UH60 pilot. Almost bought the farm a few times. Worst year of my life. All for nothing.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 5:11:32 AM PDT by strider44
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To: nhwingut

Obama admin entire middle east policy have been a disaster. Afghan, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Lybia


9 posted on 06/12/2014 5:15:52 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: GoldenPup

JB is the reason I do not support impeachment for Obama.
From the frying pan into the fire....


10 posted on 06/12/2014 5:16:56 AM PDT by griswold3 (I was born heI're in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: nhwingut

“I’ve been impressed how they have been deciding to use the political process rather than guns to settle their differences.”

Too bad they forgot to pick up their guns and fight for the freedom that was given to them on a silver platter by the USA and the deaths of over 4000 of our bravest!!!!!

They are about to find themselves in a far worse situation than under the tyranny of Saddam Hussein.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 5:23:52 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: nhwingut

Joe was really spot on with that prediction , eh? LOL
Freegards
LEX


15 posted on 06/12/2014 5:28:58 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: nhwingut; cripplecreek; GraceG
And now we know why.

This ISIS crap is a major step towards a True Caliphate and not just some Political or Economic Union on the part of the Arabs.

Plus is sticks it to the eye of America and our Soldiers yet again, and is a major in his goal Ubama outlined in his Mein Kampf

16 posted on 06/12/2014 5:29:37 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: nhwingut

Obama now has his very own “Mission Accomplished”

we need a photoshop


17 posted on 06/12/2014 6:02:53 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: strider44

“All for nothing.”

If I were you, I’d demand a sit-down meeing with all your reps and senators and ask them what the hell is going on.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 6:08:18 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: nhwingut
Iraq “Could Be One of the Great Achievements of This Administration”

....and it is...................

19 posted on 06/12/2014 6:12:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: 4rcane

They have a ‘policy’?????....................


20 posted on 06/12/2014 6:12:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: nhwingut

I’d say old Joe is right. Surrending an entire country to al Qaeda and simultaneously p*ssing away 4,448 American lives and a trillion taxpayer dollars spent in blood and treasure is a tremendous achievement for Obama. It sure surpasses anything Bin Laden could have done.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 6:19:51 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: nhwingut
... Biden had previously advocated that the country should be divided into thirds and split among Kurds, Shiites, and Sunnis..

Tha'ts about the only thing I agreed with Biden on.
I would have armed the Kurds to protect their territory, and allowed the Shiites and Sunnis to fight it out for the rest of the area.
The Sunnis and Shiites are starting to fight it out now. -tom

22 posted on 06/12/2014 6:33:14 AM PDT by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse U.S. citizens and Americans. They are not necessarily the same. -tom)
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To: nhwingut

Vice POSOTUS. Where is the clown?


23 posted on 06/12/2014 6:38:59 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: griswold3

Agree.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 6:58:53 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Rennes Templar

Pointless, as I’m sure almost all of my reps have never served a day in their lives (I live in Massachusetts). Plus I’m still serving so can’t be openly political. I retire in about a year and a half.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 1:15:29 PM PDT by strider44
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To: nhwingut

Biden was referring to the Mullah Omar Administration.


26 posted on 06/12/2014 1:17:10 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: strider44

Thank you for your service. It galls me to no end to see the sacrifices of the very best our country has to offer go for naught because of the Left.


27 posted on 06/12/2014 2:20:36 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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