Joe Biden Takes Credit For Iraq Success
By Rob on September 8, 2008 at 09:27 pm
Faced with having been wrong about Iraq in train wreck proportions the Democrats have some serious spinning to do. But I’m not sure the public is going to buy their attempts to take credit the success we’re now seeing in Iraq.
That’s not stopping Joe Biden, though. Here’s what Biden had to say about the surge earlier this year in April:
WASHINGTON — A leading Democrat on Saturday declared last year’s troop buildup in Iraq a failure. Sen. Joe Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the military push didn’t succeed because U.S. troops remain committed there in large numbers and political reconciliation has not been achieved. . .”
Now flash forward several months (and one VP nomination) and here’s what Biden had to say about Iraq just yesterday on Meet The Press:
SEN. BIDEN: No. The surge helped make that–what made is possible in Anbar province is they did what I’d suggested two and a half years ago: gave local control....
Go read the rest of this one here.
And yep - that IS audacity. ;)
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