Update: What could go wrong in Iraq? Joe Biden edition

Bill Roggio chimes in on Joe’s, “Can’t We All Just Get Along” tour at The Weekly Standard.

One hopes the irony of today’s protests to Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Iraq are not lost on the vice president himself. Biden is in Iraq to help further reconciliation between Sunnis, Shia, and Kurds just three years after pushing his his plan to divide Iraq into Sunni, Shia, and Kurdish states.

Note the quote at the end:

“Biden has come here to divide Iraq according to his plan,” said a message from Sadr read out by one Imam in a mosque.


Joe Biden, whom you may recognize as the grinning man often seen on TV with the guy that’s always on the cover of  Newsweek, has another new role in the Obama Administration. As you may remember, Joe rides the train and he’s from Scranton but now he will be overseeing the US departure from Iraq and Washington’s effort to promote internal political reconciliation there.  WH spox and trained monkey Robert Gibbs said Biden would work with Iraqis “toward overcoming their political differences and achieving the type of reconciliation that we all understand has yet to fully take place but needs to take place.”….”Given his knowledge of the region, the number of times he’s been there, he’s perfectly suited for this type of role.”

I have been to the Casino a few times.  Don’t make me an expert at Blackjack.

Let’s review Joe’s history on Iraq:

  1. opposed the 1991 US invasion to repel Iraqi forces
  2. advocated dividing Iraq into 3 separate states for Sunni, Shia and Kurdish in 2007

In the World According to Joe, reconciliation =partitioning.

Go read Greyhawk at Mudville Gazette for an epic take down of Joe’s foreign policy cred.  It’s worth it.

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