Why I Hope Joe Biden Never Runs for President: Part 2
Jason Ditz over at Anti-War.com who does a marvelous job has another gem from Biden. Biden is a ceaseless fountain of wisdom it would seem.
Speaking with Iraqi officials on the second day of his three day visit, Vice President Joe Biden warned that the United States might reconsider its military commitment to the nation if “Iraq were to revert to sectarian violence or engage in ethnic violence,” insisting that the “American people would have no interest” in going through that situation yet again.
This really and truly is the limit. First of all, as Biden must know, there will be a referendum held in July where the people of Iraq will vote on whether or not to end the U.S. occupation as much as a year earlier than stipulated in the SOFA. Of course the question remains would the U.S. honor such a vote and considering the rank arrogance on display with Biden you really have to wonder if they would honor it. Keep in mind the U.S. had to agree to the referendum in order to get the Iraq government to sign on with the SOFA.
Secondly, this is the most upside-down statement I have ever read. Almost all thinking and rational people know the violence occurring in Iraq was and still is due to the invasion. But what is really over the top here is Biden insisting that the American people would have no interest in going through that situation again. The American people never had an interest in the invasion. They still don’t. But what Biden is saying is that it is the fault of Iraq that we invaded them in the first place. Is that really what happened? I guess I must have missed something over the last seven or so years.