Seems like only yesterday that the current administration, before they became the current administration, was poo-pooing General Paetreaus’s plan for the surge in Iraq, which he expected would bring about the change needed to prepare Iraq for self-governance. From the moment it was proposed to months before Gen. Petreaus’s first progress report, the mantra was, the surge won’t work and the war is lost. In fact, Sen. Biden’s plan was to partition Iraq into three pieces.
But last week on the Larry King Show, Vice President Joe Biden said this about Iraq . . .
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.
Why the sudden shift in strategy when they could just blame Bush? For some evidence in Vice President Biden’s re-writing of history, follow any of these links:
- January 28, 2007, Dems Rebuke Military In First 100 Hours
- February 23, 2007, Dems Need Defeat, Cannot Survive Victory
- March 1, 2007, Anti-War Dems Revise The Revision
- April 21, 2007, Dems Out Front With Defeat
- June 14, 2007, Surge Failed, War Is Lost, Defeat Accomplished
- September 11, 2007, Democrats v General Petraeus