Vice President Joe Biden told the world yesterday that the United States is leaving Iraq, but we’re not saying we won.
Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday “we’re not claiming victory” in Iraq, but he believes the emerging government in Baghdad is capable of defending itself.
Interviewed on NBC’s “Today” show from Iraq, Biden was asked about the impact of the U.S. combat troop withdrawal, likely to be complete within weeks. He replied, “This is no rush.”
Biden added that in the three years of the Obama administration, “We’ve done this in a way that nobody thought could be done.”
Is the success of The Surge the part that nobody thought could be done? Is that what he is talking about?
What exactly did this administration do?
“We’re not claiming victory,” he said. “What we’re claiming here is we’ve done our job the administration said it would do. To end a war we did not start, to end it in a responsible way … and to leave in place the prospect of a trained military, a trained security force under democratic institutions where the disparate parties for the first time are actually working together.”
He acknowledged security concerns — dramatized by two separate attacks that officials say killed 17 people Thursday in a northeastern Iraqi province — but said that “violence is at an all-time low” since 2002.
No thanks to Biden or Obama.
They rode the coattails of a successful surge, which Biden and his boss opposed, then came out on the other side of it, refused to declare victory and are now prepping to leave the country.
That is some top notch work. Heaven forbid he give some credit to the military, who gave their blood, sweat and tears to turn that country from a “quagmire,” to the country we see today. No, that wasn’t their doing. It was Biden and Obama.
Forget about telling the world our military dominated the forces of Islamic radicalism who came from across the world to kill us in Iraq, only to be sent to their graves.
No, we couldn’t do that.