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Biden 2010: Iraq Could be One of Obama’s “great achievements”

Talk about having the eat your words. I mean, the man has so much egg on his face I want to slap him with ham and make an omelette.

From February 2010:

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.

Ah yes, Mr. Expert, been there 17 times, knows the players. Knows how it’s going to go down, y’all.

Just like the summer of recovery he was guiding us toward, five summers ago.

22 thoughts on “Biden 2010: Iraq Could be One of Obama’s “great achievements””

  1. Knuckledraggingwino

    The Al Quida terrorists who are taking over Iraq are thevsame Al Quida terrorists whom Obama is sponsoring and arming in Syria and whom he sponsored and armed in Libya. Most of the weapons are from Daffy Gaddaffy’s looted arsenal.

    This is not a case of Iraq going bad because the Iraqis could not govern.

    This is a case of Iraq going bad because President Obama destabilized their country.

    Get our troops out of Afghanistan NOW before our imbecilic President orchestrates a reenactment of Normandy without the sea lift to evacuate the troops. (Afghanistan is landlocked. Our relationship with Iran has not been good for 30 years. Obama has alienated and radicalized the Pakistanis by taking too many victory laps over killing Bin Laden. None of the former Soviet Republics to the North whose names also end with “Stan” don’t like us much either and we have to go through Russia to get to them. Russia doesn’t like us much because Obama orchestrated that coup in Ukraine.)

  2. There’s always a hint, an inkling that ol’Joe is playing a part in this administration. He plays the fool, the doofus, so as to make MrObama look and sound like our only hope, or just the smartest of all the Presidents before him.
    Can he really be that dim, that foolish, or just a little over the top as the loveable old guy, or is it all a farce?
    MrBiden didn’t say anything more outrageous or boastful than any other of the flacks or patsies that flit around the WhiteHouse.
    MrO, himself, has been known to overpromote his actions by making claims that aren’t true, or just wishful thinking.

    We all recognize that the Obama administration has no credible foreign policy, simply because they don’t understand global politics.

    1. You are right ! It’s just so sad that so many people actually believe all the lies coming out of his mouth , I don’t know which is worse him or his *team….

  3. Just watched Special Report with Brett Baier and Obama’s biggest Fox supporter Juan Williams. Juan would probably agree with Joe Biden. Because….Obama.

  4. Yes Obama’s Arab Spring is turning into our worst nightmare. His foreign policy is crap but then so is his obama care. Oh and don’t forget he promised to fix the VA…He is single handedly destroying America as we know it.

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  6. Simply release one of the most insane people from an asylum and they would make more sense than Biden.

    He does prove one thing. A complete idiot who is insane can rise to a position of prestige.

    We haven’t learned anything from history. Obama and Biden are like the tyrant kings of the past who honors those who are complete idiots with dukedoms and land simply because they bow down to him.

  7. Here’s what GWB and Cheney brought us.
    According to the Costs of War Project by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, the Iraq War will end up costing more than $6 trillion. The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, in review of building and infrastructure projects in Iraq, found “fraud, waste, and abuse,” funds shoveled mostly to Pentagon contractors, and “different masters with different agendas” thanks to the rivalry of the Defense and State Departments.

    This shouldn’t come as too much a surprise. War, like any other government program, is run by bureaucracies, influenced by special interests, funded by either taxation or inflation, and suffer from the Hayekian “fatal conceit” of central planning. Bombing and then expensively rebuilding bridges, factories, schools and entire cities is the perfect Keynesian government stimulus program.

    Trillions were spent by the U.S. government invading and occupying Iraq. These trillions were stolen from Americans and the market. The costs are seen not just in the price of the war, reconstruction, and the damage done to the wealth and property that existed in Iraq, but in the opportunity costs.

    Just think about the wealth that was thrown down the drain. The great French economist Frederic Bastiat called this the “broken window fallacy.” In the story, later elaborated on by Henry Hazlitt, a shopkeeper’s window is broken by his careless son. But this, however, should not be seen as an act of wealth destruction; it is actually the beginning of an economic boom of consumer spending. The shopkeeper will have to pay the repairman to fix the window, the repairman will spend that money on food or new clothes, and the “multiplier” of spending ripples to prosperity.

    But what is ignored is what the shopkeeper would have spent the money on rather than fixing the window. New machinery? An assistant? Increased savings for a future loan to expand? Magnify this concept by the trillions, and you have the unimaginable wealth that could have instead been created in the private sector by capitalists, entrepreneurs, investors and consumers in the free market.

    Rather than innovating, expanding production, driving down prices, increasing value, and expanding on the market order of the peaceful division of labor serving humanity voluntarily and freely, this wealth was instead confiscated and sent into the black hole of bureaucracy. War is the worst offender, and the Iraq War, based on documented lies, gave a far too literal example of broken windows as an entire country was smashed to pieces.

    Not only did the Iraq War drain funds away from the productive sector, it made corporatist cronies rich. There is not enough space here to name the complex of corporate interests that acquire their wealth not by offering a product or service at a price consumers are voluntarily willing to purchase but by sitting at the trough of government auctioned funds. I pray for the day Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General Atomics and the rest of these welfare queens are cut off from this military socialism; let’s see how long they last on the free market.

    The Iraq War may officially cost upward of $6 trillion, but the damage done to economic progress and growth is truly incalculable.

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