Biden: The “bad guys” don’t live in Iraq

posted at 9:46 pm on July 15, 2008 by Allahpundit

Unbelievable.

Biden, the chair of the Senate foreign relations committee, also criticized McCain for putting too much emphasis on Iraq.

“If John wants to know where the bad guys live, come back with me to Afghanistan,” Biden said. “We know where they reside. And it’s not in Iraq.”

So saith the Democrats’ supreme foreign policy expert and quite possibly our next Secretary of State, a guy who (a) used to advocate a “soft partition” of Iraq in the knowledge that the surge would never work; (b) previously called for sending U.S. troops into Darfur, presumably on the theory that “the bad guys” live there; and (c) even within the parameters of his own impoverished view that the “bad guys” encompass no one outside Osama’s inner circle still manages to miss the fact that, yes indeed, some of the bad guys have been known to turn up in Iraq from time to time. See Dean Barnett for a longer response to this idiocy, which raises the left’s visceral discomfort with the idea of jihadist elements in Iraq having anything to do with Al Qaeda to almost Trutheresque proportions. Exit question: Biden does realize, doesn’t he, that the “bad guys” don’t live in Afghanistan either?


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