Video: Time for another “Biden rewrites history on Iraq” clip

posted at 6:39 pm on February 15, 2010 by Allahpundit

The clip’s self-explanatory but Ace will walk you through it in case you’re as slow as, say, Joe Biden. In a nutshell, he wants you to know that he never doubted that the surge would quiet things down; what he doesn’t want you to know is that he swore up and down on the Senate floor that it would never achieve something politically useful. Funny how success in Iraq is the one thing the White House apparently didn’t inherit from Bush, huh?

If you’re keeping score at home, the supposed foreign-policy genius whom we call our VP has the following track record on Iraq: Voted against the Gulf War; voted in favor of the 2003 invasion; opposed the surge; called for the country to be partitioned and earned himself a healthy degree of infamy among Iraqis in the process; and has now taken to lying about his prior naysaying and insisting that the administration deserves more credit than it does. Point for point, it’s the precise opposite of conventional wisdom about how things have played out. To steal a line from Glenn Reynolds, they told me that if I voted for McCain we’d have a vice president who didn’t know anything about foreign affairs — and they were right!


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So if the political situation in Iraq turns to sh#t will Biden take the blame? Of course not.

Mark1971 on February 15, 2010 at 6:43 PM

To be fair, AP. Biden also said that the cost of the Iraq War wasn’t worth it….but that it was, also one of the great achievements of the Obama administration.

Give them something. He -does- have a point.

Everything else has been an overly expensive disaster.

lorien1973 on February 15, 2010 at 6:43 PM

oh, Joe, Bayh is a free agent now……..

RealMc on February 15, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Give Joe a break.

Every morning he has to wake up and be him. That’s hard!

blatantblue on February 15, 2010 at 6:44 PM

How much are we paying this guy to lie to us again? Joe don’t know shet from shinola.

Kissmygrits on February 15, 2010 at 6:44 PM

The face of stupidity.

the_nile on February 15, 2010 at 6:45 PM

This guy is the oiliest, sleaziest, stupidest POS I can remember in high office in my lifetime.

rrpjr on February 15, 2010 at 6:46 PM

Remember, this is the same Joe Biden who said during his campaign debate with Palin that the UN and the French beat Hezbollah in the 2006 War with Israel.

Urban Infidel on February 15, 2010 at 6:46 PM

To steal a line from Glenn Reynolds, they told me that if I voted for McCain we’d have a vice president who didn’t know anything about foreign affairs — and they were right!

Actually that line goes back at least almost a half century.

They told me that if I voted for Goldwater for president we would get in a big war in Vietnam — and they were right!

MB4 on February 15, 2010 at 6:47 PM

We don’t say the r-word anymore. Today we say Biden.

So don’t be a Biden.

Enoxo on February 15, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Did anyone read the NY Post story about Scott Brown laying into Biden about military tribunals? Seems that Biden talked down to Senator Brown about the issue, and Brown responded by b*tch-slapping Biden in quite an impressive manner. I’ll try and get the link if anyone wants it. I was hoping that HA would pick up on that story.

joejm65 on February 15, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Ed only went back to the Gulf War. Check out Biden’s views on the Cold War and Reagan. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

The man hasn’t been right on any issue since, well, ever.

SteveMG on February 15, 2010 at 6:49 PM

3 more years of this guy? we are so screwed.

tommer74 on February 15, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Sorry, that was AP, not Ed.

SteveMG on February 15, 2010 at 6:49 PM

How can anyone believe these lying, delusional, nitwits???

mobydutch on February 15, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Like stupid? Keep voting democrat…

daesleeper on February 15, 2010 at 6:53 PM

“Nobody messes with Joe” (b/c what ails the sheriff is contagious, like mad cow disease)

Ris4victory on February 15, 2010 at 6:54 PM

I have yet to meet one person who actually will say with a perfectly straight face that they take everything Joe Biden has to say about anything seriously.

“Buffoon” does not even come close to describing this guy.

pilamaye on February 15, 2010 at 6:56 PM

I believe ‘ol Gaffe Master Flash also wanted to give $200 mil. to Iran right after the attacks of 9/11.

mpk on February 15, 2010 at 6:56 PM

You know…

This would make a great political commercial against the current Administration and the Democrats.

… Just sayin’.

Seven Percent Solution on February 15, 2010 at 6:56 PM

And the birthers want him in charge!

Free Constitution on February 15, 2010 at 6:57 PM

If the Republicans in Congress were smart, they’d bring forth a resolution requesting that Biden take a new CAT scan for his diseased brain and release the results to the public. It’s difficult to believe that a brain that was spurting blood from bursting blood vessels 20 years ago can be healthy after it has aged another 20 years. I have sympathy for the man’s disease, but we can’t allow our sympathy to kill the nation.

Buddahpundit on February 15, 2010 at 6:58 PM

I have it on good authority that Joe Biden was laughed at as a fool by his colleagues in the Senate before he was elevated to veep. Well, this recent Iraq flap of his is more proof of how this silly man is and shows that he cannot be taken seriously.

Warner Todd Huston on February 15, 2010 at 6:58 PM

There are Joe Biden foreign-policy delusion known knowns: these are Joe Biden foreign-policy delusion we know we know about. We also know there are Joe Biden foreign-policy delusion known unknowns: we know there are some Joe Biden foreign-policy delusion we do not know about. But there are also Joe Biden foreign-policy delusion unknown unknowns, the Joe Biden foreign-policy delusion we don’t know that we don’t know about.
- Donald Rumsfeld

MB4 on February 15, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Biden lies…people die! :)

P. Monk on February 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Wait a tic,what do you mean,talented young pages!!!!

canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Joe is still earning his keep, keeping the president safe…

JusDreamin on February 15, 2010 at 7:01 PM

I have it on good authority that Joe Biden was laughed at as a fool by his colleagues in the Senate before he was elevated to veep. Well, this recent Iraq flap of his is more proof of how this silly man is and shows that he cannot be taken seriously.

Warner Todd Huston on February 15, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Apparently Obama thought all the other Senators were laughing with him not at him.

Again Obama was wrong.

petunia on February 15, 2010 at 7:02 PM

With the Internet and You Tube, I think Biden will find it a little harder to re-write history than it was twenty years ago…

Next up from Gibbs:

“What he meant to say was…”

Seven Percent Solution on February 15, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Like stupid? Keep voting democrat…

daesleeper on February 15, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Campaign slogan for the forseeable future.

petunia on February 15, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Joe Biden is learning less and less about more and more areas of foreign policy and ultimately will know nothing about all areas of foreign policy.

MB4 on February 15, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Joe Biden is learning less and less about more and more areas of foreign policy and ultimately will know nothing about all areas of foreign policy.

MB4 on February 15, 2010 at 7:03 PM

LOL!

terryannonline on February 15, 2010 at 7:07 PM

War in Iraq:
==================
Although Biden did initially vote to authorize war in Iraq, he has recanted with vigor. In April, 2008, he called the surge in troops a failure. In 2006, Biden called the Iraq war his number one reason for entering the presidential race, and said that the next president must:[/p

…immediately step in and act without hesitation to end our involvement in Iraq without destabilizing the Middle East and the rest of the world. Our safety is literally at stake, our soldiers lives are at stake, our energy supply from the region is now at risk and America’s leadership among the world’s nations is at stake.”

http://terrorism.about.com/od/issuestrends/p/JoeBiden.htm

canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 7:09 PM

biden is such a boner

blatantblue on February 15, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Is Wolf Blitzer going to fact-check Joe Biden?

David2.0 on February 15, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Where do you start with this guy? He has no credibility whatsoever. Kinda like his boss guy.

ted c on February 15, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Is he aware of the concept of video?

ronsfi on February 15, 2010 at 7:15 PM

I that after the last few days of screwing up, Joe’s handlers are going to keep him away from the cameras for a while. He’s too much of a liability to the administration. The man cannot open his mouth without looking like a total fool.

b3026 on February 15, 2010 at 7:15 PM

So,hows that Hopey/Changey Foreign Policy work’n for ya!!

canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 7:17 PM

Joe Biden is a man with principles, and if you don’t like them… well, he has others.
- Groucho

I find Joe Biden very educating. Every time he’s on the TV set, I go into the other room and read a book.
- Groucho

I don’t care to hold an office that accepts people like Joe Biden as a member.
- Groucho

I never forget a face, but in Joe Biden’s case I’ll be glad to make an exception.
- Groucho

Joe Biden has got the brain of a four year old. I’ll bet the four year old was glad to be rid of it.
- Groucho

There’s one way to find out if Joe Biden is honest – ask him. If he says, “Yes,” you know he is a crook.
- Groucho

MB4 on February 15, 2010 at 7:17 PM

Where do you start with this guy? He has no credibility whatsoever. Kinda like his boss guy.

ted c on February 15, 2010 at 7:15 PM

ted c: Two peas in zee Lefty pod!!:)

canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 7:18 PM

After saying that Iraq would be the Obama Administration, he went on TV Sunday to say that the price was too high.
Typical for everything with Team Obama, everything they do costs too much.

J_Crater on February 15, 2010 at 7:19 PM

I won’t listen to 4 seconds of this idiot, I don’t, won’t waste 4 seconds of my life listening to an arrogant, puffed up moron who just makes stuff up!
I heard enough from OBiden in the Sarah Palin debate!
A debate in which this guy told fabrication after made up, delusional, fact breaking lie!

How a guy like this stays in the Senate let alone becomes Vice POTUS causes me to be frightened beyond words for my country.
In a sane world he would be locked up somewhere where no-one had to listen to his drivel. I’ve heard more inteeligent conversation from the local drunk, many of them!

dhunter on February 15, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Fred Sanford: Who is it?
Joe Biden: It’s Joe!
Fred Sanford: Joe who?
Joe Biden: You know Joe who! Open this door fool!
Fred Sanford: I can’t open the door!
Joe Biden: Why not?
Fred Sanford: You too stupid!
Joe Biden: But Fred, I need your help.
Fred Sanford: But, Joe, I’m a junkman, not a brain surgeon.

MB4 on February 15, 2010 at 7:24 PM

This is a man without a clear concept of the macro and has the foresight of two-year-old.

Claypigeon on February 15, 2010 at 7:26 PM

If old Joe wants to re-write history, let’s oblige him till November. How can the democrats possibly claim victory in Iraq when Harry said “the war is lost”?

Rovin on February 15, 2010 at 7:29 PM

The smartest thing Obama ever did was make Biden his VP…Biden rarely fails to make Obama look like a genius when he isn’t.

Also, not to get all ad hominem-y, but what is wrong with Biden’s right eye? Is it the Botox or is he having some medical troubles that are affecting his eye?

marybel on February 15, 2010 at 7:31 PM

What is the criteria for selecting a VP anyway? It’s beginning to look like “pick Joe, he’s so stoopid he’ll make me look good”. In this case, it just makes them look like isotopic stupidity, stupid in a multi-facted kinda way.

Robert17 on February 15, 2010 at 7:31 PM

Let’s not be too critical of Joe…Yes, indeed he did recommend we give Iran a paltry $200 million after 9/11.

However, let’s also remember 9-10 years later, we were exposed to the obscene spectacle of the Democratic Senate Majority Leader giving $300 million in taxpayers’ money to the Senator from Louisiana for a single vote.

alwyr on February 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM

The Great Houdini Biden worked his wsy out of his secret bunker in order to flash his lying choppers on national TV..yet again. Has he ever gotten an American foreign-policy issue right?

I guess that he has been distracted keeping a sharp eye out for how the stimulus money is being spent…

onlineanalyst on February 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Good evening, I’m Mr. Allahpundit. The producers of Hotair have asked me to explain the threads we have been having lately. Let me be frank – it is an attempt to boost blog site hits. There are many ways to do this: sexier scripts, more warmth and big-name guest stars. But, we’re on a budget. So until some big news hits the fan, we’re going to rely mainly on three sure-fire ratings grabbers: Sarah Palin, atheism, and, best of all, a cliffhanger ending that will keep our viewers glued to the edge of their seats until tomorrow, what inanities will come out of Joe Biden’s mouth next. Thus, ensuring there will be a tomorrow. Trust me. I know what I’m doing.
- Anonymous source

Joe Bloggs on February 15, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Wasn’t Biden selected for his, er, foreign policy gravitas?

Good Lt on February 15, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Joe’s daughter is just as smart.

txag92 on February 15, 2010 at 7:52 PM

joejm65 on February 15, 2010 at 6:49 PM

I believe the Post’s story was based on this. Wherein Joe gets messed with pretty good.

Barnestormer on February 15, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Biden is… as Biden does

HumblyRight on February 15, 2010 at 8:00 PM

I don’t know how anyone can watch stuff like this and not be frightened over the fact that the people in power are pure evil.

RightWinged on February 15, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Well then, we can take it for granted you don’t live in Chicago. And not to split hairs, but slimiest one currently doesn’t have a “V” in front of his title.

As a student of politics, and one that lives in Chicago at that, having followed and tracked Bam-bam’s carreer from his pre-Bobby Rush challenge, once you pull all the layers back The Obamanable One makes old Joe look like a piker!

Archimedes on February 15, 2010 at 8:46 PM

That’s Uncle Joe
He’s a-moving kinda slow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvjbY2URrX4

Del Dolemonte on February 15, 2010 at 9:06 PM

MB4–You are on a roll! And you have me cracking up!

Joe Biden is learning less and less about more and more areas of foreign policy and ultimately will know nothing about all areas of foreign policy.

MB4 on February 15, 2010 at 7:03 PM

MB4 on February 15, 2010 at 7:17 PM

MB4 on February 15, 2010 at 7:24 PM

lovingmyUSA on February 15, 2010 at 9:27 PM

He’s a heartbeat away from the presidency? How do you say moron in Austrian?

The Obowma admistration is equivalent to America being forced to watch The Gong Show every day for four years.

dthorny on February 15, 2010 at 9:37 PM

To steal a line from Glenn Reynolds, they told me that if I voted for McCain we’d have a vice president who didn’t know anything about foreign affairs — and they were right!

Yup! What’s worse is, being clueless beforehand, than taking credit for it when it’s a success. Lying Liberal Loons!!!

capejasmine on February 15, 2010 at 10:27 PM

Wait a tic,what do you mean,talented young pages!!!!

canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM

He means good looking young women with big hooters.

UltimateBob on February 15, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Not only do I miss President Bush, I miss Vice-President Cheney.

Bring back adults.

Highplains on February 16, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Is he aware of the concept of video?
ronsfi on February 15, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Yes and we know this cuz he saw on FDR TV!

In his own interview with Ms. Couric, Mr. Biden said:

“When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.’”

a few historical inaccuracies there. First, Herbert Hoover was president when the stock market crashed, in 1929. Roosevelt did not take office until March of 1933.

Oh and TV? Wasn’t exactly “Common” in 1929 or 1933!

D’ho!

DSchoen on February 16, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Wait a tic,what do you mean,talented young pages!!!!
canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM

The old “politicians don’t use bookmarks anymore, they like their pages bent over” joke?

Biden is very odd, maybe he needs to drink more, it can only help him make ANY sense.

dthorny on February 16, 2010 at 6:33 AM

MB4 is hilarious today. Keep up the good work, son/ma’am.

Subsunk

Subsunk on February 16, 2010 at 11:23 AM