I think Old Saint Joe Biden has a bit of snow on the brain.
In an interview on Larry King Alive this past Wednesday, the Vice President of these here States United was asked of his current assessment of Iraq.
“I am very optimistic about — about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You’re going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You’re going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.
I spent — I’ve been there 17 times now. I go about every two months — three months. I know every one of the major players in all of the segments of that society. It’s impressed me. I’ve been impressed how they have been deciding to use the political process rather than guns to settle their differences.”
Uh, what was that again?
“I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration.”
The Obama administration and the Democratic party have used Iraq as a constant bludgeoning tool toward Bush and most any other Republican supportive of the action in Iraq since it became en vogue within liberal punditry and media circles to do so.
As Senator, Biden actually voted to give President Bush authorization to enact and carry out his plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Then, in 2005, as he was preparing for his presidential ambitions, he changed his tune, declaring his vote to be a mistake. If he had to do it again, he claimed, he would vote no. (Not to mention his bizarre plan to carve up Iraq into three parts, like some Tofurky at a vegan Christmas dinner.)
Barack Obama, at every instance he got during the run-up to and throughout his campaign, touted his visionary objections to the Iraq War from the beginning, even though he was but a lowly Illinois State Senator at the time.
From the outset of the Iraqi Surge from 2007-2008, Barack Obama boldly and blindly insisted on making the claim that “The surge is not working.” He kept telling himself this lie until July 2008, when, realizing how foolish he sounded condemning the overwhelming success of the surge, he had his campaign website scrubbed of all his prior criticism.
And now, after all the negative attacks on supporters of the war, after all the apologizing to the rest of the world, and after all the damage this administration has done to the morale of the troops fighting to do their jobs, the Obama Administration decides Iraq to be a great achievement for them.
You just can’t make this stuff up.