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Biden: 'The Taliban Per Se Is Not Our Enemy'
The Weekly Standard ^ | December 19, 2011 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 12/19/2011 1:54:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

In an interview with Leslie Gelb in Newsweek, Vice President Joe Biden says:

"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."

Via Ben Smith. Interestingly, in the rest of the interview on foreign policy, Biden and Gelb never discuss that just a few years ago they co-wrote a proposal to partition Iraq into three separate nations. Fortunately, their advice was ignored at the time. And Biden this time only says he would "look for" an "Iraq united."


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: biden; enemy; iraq; joebiden; obama; surrendersoetero; taliban; talibanenemy
Beyond weird.
1 posted on 12/19/2011 1:54:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Beyond sane. bidet’s head is among the first that would be separated should the taliban be given the opportunity.


2 posted on 12/19/2011 1:59:40 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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3 posted on 12/19/2011 1:59:46 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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Both feet should be shoved down his throat! Idiot man.


4 posted on 12/19/2011 2:01:25 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unf—king believable.


5 posted on 12/19/2011 2:01:39 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, indeed...and they’re not trying to kill us, either. It’s those little bitty lead thingies they’re shooting at us that are trying to kill us. Thanks for the input, Joe.


6 posted on 12/19/2011 2:06:08 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s right. This administration only talks about one group as “the enemy” and only ever talks about “fighting” against that one group.

That group, of course, is the Conservatives — the ones who insist that the Constitution is the law of the land.


7 posted on 12/19/2011 2:09:39 PM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Beyond weird.

Especially since the two statements (second sentence wraps up the first statement) in quotes contradict one another. Yet let's take the first one at face value. If they're not our enemy then 1) Why are they fighting us, and 2) What does Biden have to say to the families of our military personnel killed in Afghanistan?

8 posted on 12/19/2011 2:11:18 PM PST by bcsco
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To: Kackikat
Biden, The Early Years!

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9 posted on 12/19/2011 2:11:29 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It scares the hell out of me that this assclown is one step away from the White House!


10 posted on 12/19/2011 2:12:29 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the kind of word-play you get when a political party is out of ideas and can’t hide it any more.

Lawyers trying to move the goalposts to make their failure look like a path to success. Wordplay and rhetoric got them where they are, and they think it will get them out of trouble.

When Republicans try this, the whole state-run media rises up in one voice to point out the folly.

When Democrats do it, the media cheers, or, at best, stays silent. Those who point out the folly are accused of nit-picking.


11 posted on 12/19/2011 2:13:18 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is, this time, correct...The real enemy (A true mortal danger to our national security.) resides in the WH...


12 posted on 12/19/2011 3:02:04 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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Biden: 'The Taliban Per Se Is Not Our Enemy'

Well, looks like Obama's going to sign a treaty with the Taliban.

13 posted on 12/19/2011 3:30:28 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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Biden: ‘The Taliban Per Se Is Not Our Enemy

An obvious misprint in the headline, but Biden is an idiot, and I seriously doubt that any Taliban goes by the name of Percy.
14 posted on 12/19/2011 4:22:56 PM PST by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet. And now we know the only consequence from the execution of bin Laden — besides the retributive murders of our Navy Seals, thanks to Zero and Biden.


15 posted on 12/19/2011 6:35:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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"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."

Then who are the "bad guys" that he's talking about?

16 posted on 12/19/2011 7:18:05 PM PST by DejaJude
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Biden is the enemy. One of them, anyway.
17 posted on 12/19/2011 11:34:26 PM PST by hummingbird (Occupiers=Colicky Babies. America="The Best of Times, the Worst of Times.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has he fallen and hit his head on a coffee table?

He should get checked out.


18 posted on 12/20/2011 2:00:17 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, what would you expect him to say. His boss is one.


19 posted on 12/20/2011 2:01:04 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: SkyDancer

ROFL...so true


20 posted on 12/20/2011 5:15:21 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Don't worry everyone, Biden's on the case.


21 posted on 12/20/2011 5:21:39 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Good quip by Leno yesterday.....

LENO: President Obama celebrated Hanukkah early. He lit all the candles at once. Biden made a wish and blew them all out.

22 posted on 12/20/2011 5:25:52 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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Good quip by Leno yesterday.....

LENO: President Obama celebrated Hanukkah early. He lit all the candles at once. Biden made a wish and blew them all out.

23 posted on 12/20/2011 5:26:14 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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