Biden: Iraq Could Be One of Obama’s Greatest Achievements

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Aug 16th, 2014
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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.

The bad news is that if ObamaCare gets even worse, Iraq could actually still be the closest thing to an achievement that Obama can point to.

As Iraq falls apart, it’s worth remembering Vice President Joe Biden hailing that country as one of President Obama’s “great achievements” in a 2010 interview with then CNN host Larry King:

“I am very optimistic about — about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You’re going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You’re going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government,” said Biden.

“I spent — I’ve been there 17 times now. I go about every two months — three months. I know every one of the major players in all of the segments of that society. It’s impressed me. I’ve been impressed how they have been deciding to use the political process rather than guns to settle their differences.”

These days Iraq is doing about as well as Larry King.

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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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