Skip to comments.Joe Biden sees Iraq success for President Obama
Posted on 07/05/2010 11:45:22 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
BAGHDAD Vice President Joe Biden said after a three-day trip to Baghdad that the American people will see President Barack Obamas Iraq policy as a success when the combat mission ends on schedule Aug. 31. Biden said the administration will be able to point to it and say, We told you what were going to do, and we did it.
I think America wins, Biden told POLITICO in an end-of-trip interview at the ambassadors 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 arent body counts ... that they got 95,000 people home. That will be noticeable that theyre home."
The chief purpose of Bidens visit was to prod Iraqi politicians to form a government and end a four-month stalemate that followed parliamentary elections. The vice president said security in the country doesnt really relate to whether theres a government formed or not.
The government that is the interim government now a little like our interregnum period between November and January is actually functioning in terms of security, he said. I am hopeful I am confident that in the relatively near term, theyre going to be able to work out an agreement on ... the new government.
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Well plugs...since it’s a success and your bringing the troops home....instead of a handshake and kick out the door....put them on the border when they get here.
Biden belongs in a prison or a mental ward along with zero.
“American people will see President Barack Obamas Iraq policy as a success”
LOL! LOL! LOL!
Yeah. In the unemployment lines. Barry flushed their chances of getting civilian jobs.
they will use this as employment rises.
We’ll need them on the border.
Is Joe smokin’ (bad) dope again?
Obama inherited the Iraq success.
And when Field Marshal Gen. Petreaus fixes Afghanistan, there will be a street named after him too.
Since those written languages look like graffiti in a NY subway toilet stall, maybe I can learn to read them.
There can’t be much arrogance or hypocrisy in the general population. The left has it ALL!! After attacking the war for years and declaring it LOST, Hussein and his buffoon VP want to claim credit for victory. Incredible, ain’t it.
“Obama inherited the Iraq success.”
Exactly. This administration is quick to blame GWB for all the things that have gone wrong, yet taciturn when it comes to giving GWB credit for successes. The reality is, had we followed Barack Obama’s advice on Iraq (pullout by 2008), we never would have had the chance to enjoy our success there. But don’t expect Biden or Obama to acknowledge “Bush was right, we were wrong about the surge strategy in Iraq.”
It makes perfect sense in ObamaWorld: Iraq is an Obama success and the economy is a Bush failure. It’s so clear to me now.
Iraq was won before the 2008 election.
Otherwise, Obama would have screwed it up.
Obama is such a failure that these scumbags are trying to grab onto anything that they can claim as a success - but Obama had nothing whatsoever to do with Iraq.
Even if he'd wanted to (and he didn't), he simply doesn't have what it takes.
Iraq is Bush's victory. And Petraeus's.
“Obama inherited the Iraq success.”
Except you "we" folk said you were going to do it the first thing 0bama is elected. That means you're gonna be about 22 months passed the "able to point to it" point, Joe.
As though ANYone in history, save a few ultra-left 0bama suck-ups will credit anything in Iraq to *0bama's policy* re. Please already.
And Obama is leaving on the schedule agreed to by Bush and the Iraqi government.