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February 11, 2010

Vice Idiot Joe Biden: Iraq "Could Be One of the Great Achievements of This Administration"

Whoahhhh! For once we're not blaming Bush, I see.

Obama inherited a stable, peaceful (more or less) Iraq from Bush. His major accomplishment is not changing anything.

But this administration desperately need a win, doesn't it?

On Larry King Live last night, Vice President Joe Biden said Iraq "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."

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At the briefing today, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked about Biden calling Iraq one of the great potential achievements of the Obama administration given that Biden had previously advocated that the country should be divided into thirds and split among Kurds, Shiites, and Sunnis, and then-Sen. Obama opposing the surge of US troops that many experts argue helped bring stability that allowed the reconciliation process to continue.

In fact, in January 2007 then-Sen. Obama said that he was "not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence. In fact, I think it will do the reverse."

Gibbs said the achievement was "putting what was broken back together and getting our troops home, which we intend to do in August of this year."

A reporter pointed out that the Status of Forces Agreement to bring troops home was signed before the president took office.

Gibbs called that agreement "something I think that the political pressure that the president, as a then-candidate, helped to bring about."

Obama gets the credit for "pressuring" Bush into signing the SoF agreement Obama is so proud of, but apparently Bush didn't feel any such pressure in signing the TARP deal that Obama supported, and in fact voted for as Senator.

That, my friends, was all on Bush.


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