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June 12, 2014 - 9:47 am

In 2010, after President Barack Obama had announced the unilateral withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq, Vice President Joe Biden made a bold prediction about how Iraq would be viewed.

BIDEN: I am very optimistic about Iraq. I think it’s gonna be one of the great achievements of this administration. You’re gonna see 90,000 troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You’re gonna see a stable Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government…I’ve been impressed by how they’ve been deciding to use the political process rather than guns to settle their differences.”

That was February 11, 2010. A couple of years later, US troops are gone but Iraq is anything but stable. Islamists are successfully taking over its major cities and are on the verge of threatening Baghdad. It’s unlikely that anyone will ever look at this administration’s handling of Iraq as a “great achievement.”

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Biden is just another one of those ill-educated idiots Obama loves to surround himself with. If he didn't, who would feed his super-sized ego?
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There is an old saying that even a broken clock has the correct time twice a day. Biden, while still a senator, suggested that Iraq be divided into three parts: one area for the Kurds, another for Sunni Muslims and the third for Shiite Muslims. I generally harbor only contempt for the Vice President, but on that occasion he may have been prescient.
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When Obama chose this doofus as Veep, everyone should have caught on that Obama is a doofus himself.
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In the movie version, Biden will be played by George Constanza.
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Biden was wrong? How is that possible? Shocked I say shocked!!!
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