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Shock: Biden Praises Bush on Iraq
Monday, July 5, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 07/05/2010 10:26:01 AM PDT by kristinn

Vice President Joe Biden had surprising words of praise for former President George W. Bush today in Iraq.

Biden usually speaks contemptuously of Bush or steals credit for Bush's accomplishment in Iraq and claims it for Barack Obama.

Speaking in Baghdad with Mike Allen of Politico, Biden's compliment was spare, but a huge change from his usual verbal shoes hurled at Bush:

“I think America wins,” Biden told POLITICO in an end-of-trip interview at the ambassador’s residence in the sprawling U.S. embassy complex. “I sound corny, but I think America gets credit here in the region. And I think everybody gets credit, from George Bush to [President Obama].

“I think Americans will recognize that there aren’t body counts . . .that they got 95,000 people home. That will be noticeable that they’re home."

Biden also raised the idea that Obama is playing politics with the troop drawdown in Iraq by telling Politico it would benefit the Democrats in the November House and Senate elections:

Biden said improved conditions in Iraq will bolster Democrats with voters in November.

“They are going to take a look and see that the president kept his promise getting troops home, which will give them more confidence in the foreign policy he set,” Biden said.

Last February, Biden bragged on CNN's Larry King Live that Iraq "could be one of the great achievements of this administration."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: biden; georgewbush; iraq; obama

1 posted on 07/05/2010 10:26:06 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

YOU GET NO CREDIT JOE YOU AND THE DEMOCRATS UNDERMINED THIS WAR UNTIL YOU GOT POWER.


2 posted on 07/05/2010 10:28:54 AM PDT by CommieCutter (Obamanomics :Privatize Gains, Socialize Losses.)
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To: kristinn

How can politico afford to send people to Baghdad? They can’t have that many pageviews.


3 posted on 07/05/2010 10:32:12 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: kristinn

4 posted on 07/05/2010 10:32:56 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: CommieCutter
We'll never know how much they prolonged the war; by signaling weak resolve, on the part of the U.S.
5 posted on 07/05/2010 10:33:31 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

That’s the problem with history. It only runs through once.

Libs & leftists take advantage of that fact all the time.

You can’t prove how much they screwed things up.

You have to have an inner sense of things. Which unfortunately seems to be a bit too much for the general public.


6 posted on 07/05/2010 10:36:32 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: CommieCutter

Not surprised that Joe supports Bush. When push comes to shove, after all, the Demopublican leadership are all part of the same criminal class.


7 posted on 07/05/2010 10:38:22 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: smoothsailing

LOL!


8 posted on 07/05/2010 10:40:24 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Eccl. 10:18 -)
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To: Captain Kirk

It’s always amazed me how Bush just allowed these people to write his legacy.

I’m not sure what he was supposed to do, but it always seemed strange to me.


9 posted on 07/05/2010 10:45:57 AM PDT by CommieCutter (Obamanomics :Privatize Gains, Socialize Losses.)
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To: kristinn

Slow-Joe was the idiot that wanted to Balkanize Iraq into 3 separate countries who would have fought with each other for decades to come.


10 posted on 07/05/2010 10:48:45 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: smoothsailing

LOL and Cheney would call Biden a real Clymer.


11 posted on 07/05/2010 10:55:21 AM PDT by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: CommieCutter

It seemed to me that Bush allowed God to vindicate him, there were too many to fight on his own. The hardest part is letting time show who your real enemies are.

During his administration we didn’t realize all that is being exposed now arrayed against America at work to destroy from within. Or at least as I’m seeing it now.


12 posted on 07/05/2010 11:01:08 AM PDT by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: kristinn

“I sound corny, but I think America gets credit here”


He thinks giving America credit is corny. A little too sincerely grateful and patriotic? Not worldly and sophisticated enough?

Joe, it’s ok to love your country and give it credit. It doesn’t mean you’ve morphed into a Hallmark card or a Care Bear. It means you’re capable of honest human feeling about something really important.


13 posted on 07/05/2010 11:02:02 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: kristinn

Obama does not deserve credit for ANY of the success in Iraq...... none, period.


14 posted on 07/05/2010 11:03:06 AM PDT by Gator113 (God save the Republic.....)
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To: kristinn

Was he drunk?


15 posted on 07/05/2010 11:25:20 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: kristinn
I think Obama has been consulting with Bush on the war and I think Bush may the one who got Petraeus appointed.

Whether directly or through channels, I believe Bush is involved behind the scenes.

16 posted on 07/05/2010 11:26:26 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: kristinn

Uh oh...maybe this is a new political strategy. A new “Be nice to Bush” campaign...let’s face it... this constant “Blame it on Bush” is beginning to have a backfire aspect, really exaggerating the Dems’ lame-brained stupidity. What could be better than kicking off the new campaign with the original bozo biden himself?


17 posted on 07/05/2010 11:30:59 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Siena Dreaming

What makes you think this? Sources, or personal insight...?


18 posted on 07/05/2010 11:31:45 AM PDT by karnage (Obama is nothing more than a soundbite-emitting hologram)
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To: kristinn

No mention that Bush actually planned to have the troops withdrawn sooner than Obama. Bush just didn’t want to commit a date.


19 posted on 07/05/2010 11:33:08 AM PDT by dila813
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To: kristinn
Iraq was won before the 2008 elections.

Obama gets no credit whatsoever. He had nothing to do with this victory and would have derailed it if he'd had half a chance.

By the way Biden, not cool of you to come and flaunt the Bush Administration's victory in the Iraqis' faces.

It's over. Saddam is gone. We've all kissed and made up. Flaunting it is uncalled for.

Bye bye, BiteMe! Go screw up some other place's traffic now.

20 posted on 07/05/2010 11:37:31 AM PDT by Allegra (My seventh chakra is oppressed.)
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To: kristinn

Shock: Biden Praises Bush on Iraq

Must be an election year.


21 posted on 07/05/2010 11:56:34 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied pelicans died)
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To: Allegra

President Bush worked hard to ensure that neither Obama nor McCain could screw up Iraq after he left office.


22 posted on 07/05/2010 12:01:47 PM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: kristinn

Army cook slips sodium pentathol in Biden’s chow.

More truth at 11!


23 posted on 07/05/2010 12:06:36 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: karnage
All IMO.

However, I do remember a few months back Obama said he did talk to Pres. Bush...not necessarily about the war. But I don't think Obama would have made that incredibly quick transition to Petraeus w/o Bush's help.

24 posted on 07/05/2010 12:09:04 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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