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US Senator Biden Thinks Some In Administration Conclude Iraq Is Lost January 5, 2007

Posted by notapundit in Congress, Politics, US News, White House.

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–US Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., D-Del., believes top officials in the Bush administration have concluded Iraq is a lost cause and are merely trying to postpone disaster, The Washington Post reports in its Friday edition.

According to the Post, Biden said “I have reached the tentative conclusion that a significant portion of this administration, maybe even including the vice president, believes Iraq is lost.” He believes they are are simply trying to postpone disaster so the next president will “be the guy landing helicopters inside the Green Zone, taking people off the roof.”

He also said “They have no answer to deal with how badly they have screwed it up. I am not being facetious now. Therefore, the best thing to do is keep it from totally collapsing on your watch and hand it off to the next guy – literally, not figuratively,” the Post reported.

Biden also outlined an agenda for the Foreign Relations Committee, which he chairs, that would include holding four weeks of hearings focused on every aspect of U.S. policy in Iraq, the Post said.

The Post said Biden expressed opposition to the president’s plan for a “surge” of additional U.S. troops and said he has grave doubts about whether the Iraqi government has the will or the capacity to help implement a new approach.


1. vigilante - January 6, 2007

I have never thought much of Biden as a presidential contender, but he has always been an informative and entertaining Senate leader. In this instance of exposing the Bush-Cheney game plan to play out the clock, he is brilliant, way ahead of the media and pundits.

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