Skip to comments.Clueless Joe
Posted on 11/28/2005 1:28:05 AM PST by yoe
This op-ed in the Washington Post by (Senator Joseph Biden) provides a reminder of why Democrats are unfit to direct this country's foreign policy. Let's start with this sentence:
Our large military presence [in Iraq] -- while still the only guarantor against a total breakdown -- is increasingly counterproductive. But if our military is the only guarantor against a total breakdown how can its presence be counterproductive?
After offering up this initial bit of incoherence, Biden proceeds to explain what must be done to enable us to pull out most of our troops in the next few years without a total breakdown. Over the next six months, the Delaware windbag intones, "we must forge a sustainable political compromise between Iraqi factions, strengthen the Iraqi government and bolster reconstruction efforts, and acelerate the training of Iraqi foces." And that's only the beginning of Biden's laundry list of things we must do quickly enough to adhere to a timetable for withdrawal.
But what if we are unable to do these things as quickly as Biden says we "must?" Or suppose we do them when Biden says we must but, even so, can't withdraw troops at the pace Biden prescribes without a "breakdown." This possibility doesn't seem to have crossed Biden's mind. For him, like most Democrats, it's enough to present a Bill Clinton style to-do list and pretend that the problem is solved. John Kerry tried basically the same approach in the last election (albeit with a shorter list and no overt call for a withdrawal timetable). The American people recognized it for what it was -- talk masquerading as policy.
What we have in Iraq is an armed conflict, not a government program. In this context, timetables and schedules should not dictate events; rather events must dictate timing. But this reality is beyond the comprehension of clueless Joe Biden and most of his fellow Democrats.
Biden is too stupid to realize how dumb he truly is.
Somebody phone Neil Kinnock and tell him to write Joe better stuff.
Biden is an @ss....but he is not stupid....
He is one of the more manipulative senators on the hill....
Smart and a willing liar, he is a dangerous adversary...
How do the RATS propose to accelerate training of Iraqi troops? How do you give a collection of men 6 years of training in 6 months?
He's a favorite of the I-man. If Imus likes him, that should tell you something. One thing it tells me is that it doesn't take much to fool Imus.
I was going to read the article but then decided that I did not want to ruin the rest of the day. Biden's elevator not only does not reach the top floor, it stops 4 floors short of his top floor.
Yeah...Imus is an idiot....an amusing idiot at times but still an idiot.....
I fear this is the problem with many in Washington. I am SOOOO tired of hearing how brilliant some politician or the other is. If they were so bright, they would have (at some point in their lives) held jobs like nuclear engineer, biochemist, etc. Few of them have ever done anything significant. They are mostly a collection of lawyers and bureaucrats.
You're not funny.
You're partially right. Once I left Junior High, his style of humor lost its charm.
Here's the permalink to that column:
The US military is the guarantor against a total breakdown in Iraq...
But it is increasingly counterproductive to the liberal demoncratic agenda in the US. (liberal think OFF)
That's what I like about Biden, there's always a chance he will steal a good idea from someone.
I'm always right......
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