By Douglas V. Gibbs
I know Joe Biden is kinda dumb, and has a habit of saying things without thinking about the consequences. I prefer to call it "allowing the truth to slip out."
The truth, to the leftist knuckleheads in Washington, is that they know what they are doing - and nothing could be further from the truth.
I've seen more organization on an episode of The Keystone Cops.
Anyhow, I remember during the Bush years the Democrats made statements like, "the war is lost," while demonizing anything Dubya did in regards to Iraq.
The Democrats especially enjoyed attacking "The Surge," claiming it was a bad move, and would never work.
In fact, Joe Biden himself said, in regards to The Surge, and Iraq being able to take over security of their own nation as suggested by General Petraeus, "He's dead, flat wrong. The fact of the matter is that there is -- that this -- uh -- this idea of the security gains we made have had no impact on the underlying sectarian dynamic. None. None whatsoever. Can anybody envision a central government made up of Sunni, Shi'a, and Kurds that's going to gain the trust and respect of 27 million Iraqis? There have been some tactical gains, but they have no ultimate bearing at this point on the prospect of there being a political settlement in Iraq that would allow American troops to come home without leaving chaos behind."
If you will remember back, some of the Democrats wanted to divide Iraq into three sections, one each for the Shia, Sunni, and Kurds. They said that was the only way Iraq would survive. The American effort, as far as the Democrats were concerned, was a lost cause, and Iraq had no hope of ever achieving a stable government.
Now that the Democrat's guy is in office (You know the guy. . . the Professor, Messiah, and the light skinned one that doesn't speak with a negro dialect as Harry Reid says, Obama), and The Surge succeeded despite the leftist's warnings it wouldn't, Joe Biden said on Larry King Live Wednesday Night, "I'm very optimistic about -- about Iraq, and this can be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the, uh, end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government."
One of the great achievements of this administration? And now, suddenly, a stable government is possible? Obama, Biden, and the rest of the lunatics demonized the war from day one (after they voted for it in Congress way back when. . .). They have said the war is lost, The Surge was a mistake, and there would never be a stable government in Iraq. Now, after Bush's strategy turned around the war effort, and led to a stabilization of Iraq, Biden wants to give Obama the credit!
I don't know if they really believe that the American People will buy their bull crap, or if they actually buy into this insanity themselves.
Barack Obama opposed The Surge, and the Democrats proclaimed defeat every chance they got, and especially made sure Bush and General Petraeus heard them say it. They opposed everything Bush and Petraeus did, and it was those things they opposed that led to the success and stability in Iraq today! Obama and Biden wanted the troops to leave Iraq in defeat! Harry Reid said the war was lost. The Democrats were bad mouthing the military, and criticizing every move Petraeus made. And now that the policies of Bush have come to a victory in Iraq, Biden says to Larry King that "This could be one of the great achievements of this administration."
One of the great achievements of this administration?
I know that liberals love to lie, but this one takes the cake!
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary
Joe Biden Meet The Press 2007 - You Tube
Biden: Petraeus ‘Dead Flat Wrong’ on Iraq (2007) - Sweetness and Light
Joe Biden On Iraq: Staying Is "Killing Us" (2008) - Huffington Post
Joe Biden update: Iraq one of Obama's 'great achievements' - Los Angeles Times