Joe Biden on Iraq
Original post made by Gary, Downtown North, on Aug 23, 2008
"The surge isn't going to work either tactically or strategically,” Biden told the Boston Globe last summer. “Tactically it isn't going to work because ... our guys go in and secure a neighborhood, but because we don't have enough troops, we have to turn it over to the Iraqis, and they can't hold it or won't hold it.”
Biden advocated dividing up the country into three parts based on ethnicity, something McCain strongly disagreed with.
“If you did the three different countries, basically what the Biden-Gelb proposal (is) as I understand it, one, you'd be drawing dividing lines in bedrooms in Baghdad because Sunni and Shia are married,” McCain said. “The second thing is, the Turks have announced that they will not allow an independent Kurdish state."
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Biden voted against the Reagan defense buildup (the one that helped, immensely, in his winning the cold war); voted against the first Gulf War; voted for the Iraq war.
One wonders: Has this guy a clue in forign policy, when it really counts? Is Obama this clueless?