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Senator Joe Biden Admits That Iraq War Vote Was a Mistake
Michael Moore .com ^ | 11/27/05

Posted on 08/23/2008 4:57:19 AM PDT by Libloather

Senator Joe Biden Admits That Iraq War Vote Was a Mistake
Sunday, November 27th, 2005
NBC News

From 'Meet the Press' - November 27th, 2005

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MR. RUSSERT: And yet it's important that we put things in historical context. Senator Biden, you were on the show in August of 2002 talking about Saddam Hussein and his weapons of mass destruction. You concluded your statement by saying, "I think Saddam either has to be separated from his weapons or taken out of power." A month later you voted for a resolution authorizing just that. In hindsight, knowing everything you know now about the absence of weapons of mass destruction, was your vote a mistake?

SEN. BIDEN: It was a mistake. It was a mistake to assume the president would use the authority we gave him properly. And I brought along that whole quote. I knew you'd ask me this. I said, "We know he continues to attempt to gain access to additional capability, including nuclear capability. There's a real debate on how far off that is, whether it's a matter of years or it's a matter of less than that. We don't know enough now." That was the rest of my quote. So I never argued that there was an imminent threat. We gave the president the authority to unite the world to isolate Saddam. And the fact of the matter is, we went too soon. We went without sufficient force. And we went without a plan.

MR. RUSSERT: If there was a vote today, you would vote no?

SEN. BIDEN: I--with this president, absolutely I would vote no, based on the way in which they've handled it.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: biden; foreignpolicy; iraq; islam; mohammedanism; obama; obamabinbiden; war
You concluded your statement by saying, "I think Saddam either has to be separated from his weapons or taken out of power." A month later you voted for a resolution authorizing just that.

Left wingnuts kicked out Hillary for the very same thing.

Good news for us and bad news for RATS - Obiden has a big mouth and a VAST history.

1 posted on 08/23/2008 4:57:19 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Coffee’s tasting real good this morning knowing that Biden was picked.

Christmas came early.. :-)


2 posted on 08/23/2008 5:04:18 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: Libloather
For many years I have referred to the senior Senator from Delaware as Senator Biden-Biden. This name came easy because he plagiarized an English politician and the English love the hyphenated names they invented.
Henceforth he will be known on these pages as Biden-Biden.

Thank you Libloather for this space.

3 posted on 08/23/2008 5:07:15 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Libloather
Can't unring the bell that has already rung, Joe. That's not how CIC decisions go. Sorry Joe, no mulligan's.

How about, oops we launched that nuke by mistake.

4 posted on 08/23/2008 5:07:38 AM PDT by Tarpon (Ignorance, the most expensive commodity produced by mankind.)
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To: Libloather; vietvet67

“Biden is a member of the Delaware Army National Guard, and serves as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General’s office. In August 2007, he received notice that his unit would be deployed to Iraq some time in 2008. He is officially scheduled to deploy on October 3, 2008.[1] “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beau_Biden

LOL!!!


5 posted on 08/23/2008 5:09:54 AM PDT by sergeantdave (We are entering the Age of the Idiot)
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To: Libloather
OH, look at them all crawling out of the woodwork to claim that their positions/votes were a "mistake" now that Iraq is a resoudning success.

Where were you creeps when the chips were down? WE were here, believing all along.

Damn lying bunch of hypocrites.

6 posted on 08/23/2008 5:12:32 AM PDT by Allegra (It's above my pay grade.)
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To: Libloather
It was a mistake to assume the president would use the authority we gave him properly.

Dems are used to talking tough and doing absolutely nothing.
Remember Clinton's tough talk- no act?

During Clinton they were yelling 'invade, bomb, invade, bomb.'
But they knew, clinton being a good dem, he wouldn't do squat.

7 posted on 08/23/2008 5:15:24 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Allegra

How did Obama make his decision?? He listened to the Media “Experts” on TV. Too funny....


8 posted on 08/23/2008 5:15:58 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: Libloather; All

Here’s all any Conservative needs to know about Joe Biden:

Special Interest Group Ratings:

NARAL: 100%
Planned Parenthood: 100%
National Right to Life: 0%
Sportsmen and Animals Alliance: 0%
The Humane Society: 100%
National Tax Limitation Committee: “F” Grade
Americans for Tax Reform: 10%
National Association of Manufacturers: 0%
ACLU: 92 - 100%
NAACP: 100%
Iranian America PAC: 100%
NEA: A+ Rating (Teacher’s Union)
League of Conservation Voters: 100%
Family Research Council: “O” Rating
Citizen’s for Global Solutions: A+ Rating
Jews for Peace in Palestine & Israel: -1%
Brady Campaign: 95-100% (Gun Grabbers)
NRA: “F” Rating
American Immigration Lawyers Association: 100%
AFL-CIO: 100% (Near 100% ratings on ALL Unions)
Center for Security Policy: 21%
Population Connection: 100% (These are the ‘Zero-Growth’ freaks)
All “End Poverty Now By Throwing Money Down a Rathole” groups: 100%

This guy is to the LEFT of Obama, if you can imagine it!

http://www.votesmart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_id=53279


9 posted on 08/23/2008 5:16:43 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: jmaroneps37
Henceforth he will be known on these pages as Biden-Biden.

I much prefer Obama Biden Laden.

10 posted on 08/23/2008 5:18:26 AM PDT by 03A3
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To: sergeantdave

I think that is the VP candidate’s son. Ironic nonetheless. I hope he doesn’t deploy.


11 posted on 08/23/2008 5:18:34 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Libloather

So, is he running for reelection to the Senate in 2008 while he’s running for vice-president?
I’ll bet THAT was a sticky point in the negotiations!


12 posted on 08/23/2008 5:24:34 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Obama/Biden = OB: It's flushable.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
All “End Poverty Now By Throwing Money Down a Rathole” groups: 100%

There should be a category for that.

13 posted on 08/23/2008 5:26:07 AM PDT by listenhillary (Obama - The Wizard of Uhs)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

A pro-abortion Catholic.


14 posted on 08/23/2008 5:37:35 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Obama/Biden = OB: It's flushable.)
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To: Allegra

What a wriggler!
“Knowing what you know now....”

Yeah there’s lots of things that COULD have happened differently....IF we had known the insurgency was going to be as severe and IF we had known we might should have kept the Iraqi army intact and IF....

yeah its all wunnerful to play “what if” so you can “correct” your mistakes....

Bunchofreakinclowns


15 posted on 08/23/2008 5:43:07 AM PDT by Adder (typical bitter white person)
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To: Adder
Bunchofreakinclowns

But they're awfully fun to watch. Flip-flopping around all over the place the way they do...

I think the debates are going to be FUN.

16 posted on 08/23/2008 5:47:51 AM PDT by Allegra (It's above my pay grade.)
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To: sergeantdave

Will be interesting to see how that’s handled(strings pulled?) and Joe’s comments about it.


17 posted on 08/23/2008 5:50:22 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: Libloather
Rush is going to be in DisneyLand with Biden on the ticket.

This is EXACTLY what he was hoping for.

18 posted on 08/23/2008 5:55:38 AM PDT by Pistolshot (NObama/Biden - The Bloviators.)
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To: johniegrad

“I think that is the VP candidate’s son.”

You’re right. I thought Biden himself was in the Guard.


19 posted on 08/23/2008 6:00:55 AM PDT by sergeantdave (We are entering the Age of the Idiot)
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To: Vinnie
Dems are used to talking tough and doing absolutely nothing.
Remember Clinton's tough talk- no act?

During Clinton they were yelling ‘invade, bomb, invade, bomb.’
But they knew, clinton being a good dem, he wouldn't do squat.


Well, not exactly, he did get us into Kosovo - and that “incursion” was NOT sanctioned by the UN - unlike Iraq.

The Dems all conveniently forget this....

20 posted on 08/23/2008 8:42:28 AM PDT by az_gila (AZ - need less democrats)
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To: Pistolshot; AT7Saluki; writer33
Rush is going to be in DisneyLand with Biden on the ticket. This is EXACTLY what he was hoping for.

I can't wait for El Rushbo. (Two days off from sound bites must be eating him up!)

I'm SOOOOOOOOO looking forward to Monday's show...

21 posted on 08/23/2008 7:31:26 PM PDT by Libloather (August is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: Libloather

“It was a mistake. It was a mistake to assume the president would use the authority we gave him properly. And I brought along that whole quote. I knew you’d ask me this.”

Fool.


22 posted on 08/23/2008 7:34:26 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Obama: The presumptuous democratic nominee)
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To: az_gila

Forgot about that one.

I do remember him telling us it was a 6 month operation.


23 posted on 08/24/2008 6:22:32 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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