As senators, Barack Obama and Joe Biden both opposed the troop surge in Iraq - and Biden even wanted to divide the country into three sections. But as vice president, Biden is taking credit for success in Iraq. "I am very optimistic about Iraq," he said. "I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration."
You mean rip-offs, don’t you Joe? What a pathetic attempt to shine some light on an otherwise lackluster tenure in office for this administration. What’s sadder is that I have no doubt that some of them, Obama included, might have actually deluded themselves into believing this bunk.
The Vice President also took credit for the troop drawdown. (Say it aint so, Joe)
"You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer," he said. "You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government."
But, the drawdown was negotiated in the Status of Forces Agreement before the Obama administration took office.
"The reduction in U.S. forces that is under way right now is in fact important and it's largely the continuation of the policy that President Bush had set in place when he negotiated the drawdown schedule with Prime Minister Maliki at the end of 2008," said Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution. In fact, the agreement called for having U.S. troops out of Iraqi cities by June 30, 2009, and all U.S. combat troops out by the end of 2011.
Col. Bill Cowan, a retired Marine officer and well known security policy strategist said, "The timetable for withdrawing those troops had been worked on for a long time, way preceding this administration coming into power, and that timetable really centered on success in Iraq. That success starting really after the surge that was implemented by the previous administration."
Reporters at a recent briefing asked Press Secretary Robert Gibbs how the administration could take credit for Iraq, responded by saying, "Well, putting what was broken back together and getting our troops home, which we intend to do in August of this year," he said, adding that Obama helped provide critical "political pressure" on Iraq policy before taking office.
Talk about spin. This guy rivals Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Propaganda Minister during the second world war.
The saddest fact of all is that these smarmy, elitist, swine, currently occupying the White House, who obviously have no honor nor integrity, actually believe the American people are stupid enough to believe the pure crappola they are dishing out. Come November, I have a feeling they are in for a rude awakening.